What attracts so many go-getters to a career in marketing? It could be that it’s fast-paced, exciting, and visionary. If you work for a marketing agency, you’ll be confronted with new challenges and projects all the time—you certainly won’t have time to get bored. (more…)
After a bit more than a year at the job, I’m still learning new things all the time and I have a sense of a lot of open possibilities that will afford continuous opportunities for learning new things — I still don’t know where this adventure will take me in the next few years, but I feel like the possibilities … will be fun, satisfying ones, and I like the sense that I am still in the midst of an adventure. —David Lewine, software engineer at Jana
Newark, New Jersey is shaking up the tech scene with the launch of Newark Venture Partners, a $50 million venture capital fund founded by Audible CEO and co-founder, Don Katz, and heavily backed by US Senator Cory Booker, with the purpose of funding startups.
In light of the US executive order that was signed over the weekend, we want to let you know that Startup Institute will continue to champion and support diversity in the innovation economy. (more…)
My choice meant experimenting and taking a risk. It was a huge risk to quit my job to enter into the program, not knowing what the results would be.
Kanwal Jehan decided at a young age that she would become a lawyer. (more…)
You’ve just submitted what feels like your hundredth job application. You clicked “submit” and bid adieu, crossing your fingers that someone will get back to you. If all you’re getting is radio silence from the other end, it’s time to try something different. You know that networking can help you get a job—you’ve even heard it may be the best way to get a job—but just the thought of it makes you cringe. (more…)
We’re proud to announce that Startup Institute is a top-rated coding school on SwitchUp! The bootcamp review site just released their year-end ‘Best Coding Bootcamps’ list, and Startup Institute ended the year with 123 alumni reviews at 4.8 stars. (more…)
Imagine you were interested in finding a cooking seminar, comedy show, or (ahem) marketing course in New York. Assuming you hadn’t been to one before and didn’t have a referral from a friend, you’d probably start with Google. You’d type a query into the search bar and then you’d scan the results for a promising option.
Which would you select? Would you scour the search results through to page 5 or 20? Probably not. Most likely, you’d choose from the first page of search results. (more…)
If retail isn’t stimulating you as you’d like it to, the transferable skills you’ve built in that role can help you to land a non-retail sales role. Transitioning from a retail work experience, a sales opportunity at a high-growth company can be challenging. At your retail sales job, you may have had a set of sales techniques you followed and always knew what was expected of you. Once you move into a new role, all this comfort and familiarity goes right out the window. This kind of sales job requires resourcefulness, ambition, and lots of innovation. (more…)
If you’re feeling anxiety over an upcoming networking event, know that you are not alone. In fact, feeling like an imposter may be a sign of the success you have achieved. Also, most people at some point in their lives feel like an imposter. So, don’t forget there will likely a few people in the room that feel just like you. With these tips, you’ll develop the confidence you need to know how to network any room like a pro. (more…)