Weekly Schedule

Weekly Schedule

Weekly Schedule

Weekly Schedule

Weekly Activities

Monday

Monday

Vision

Personal Brand

Coaching Call +
Resume Upload

Projects

Project Drop
Tuesday

Tuesday

Intv Prep

Intv Topics
Drop

Network

Reach out
to Engineers
Wednesday

Wednesday

Intv Prep

Intv Due

Team Skills

Cafe Meetups
Thursday

Thursday

Network

Pathways to
Tech Event

Personal Brand

Speaker
Post/Video
Friday

Friday

Project

Team Skills

Projects Due
6pm ET

Feedback

Give
Feedback
Saturday

Saturday

Project

Deadline Skills

Hackathon +
Demo

Network

IRL Meetups

Tracks

Tracks

Tracks

Tracks

Track A Goal:

Final project to get 1000 people on waitlist, 1000 accounts created, or $1000 in revenue


Track B Goal:

Final project that takes a startup’s current backlog and builds it meeting biz requirements


Track C Goal:

Final project with an accepted PR from an open source community

Track A Goal:

Final project to get 1000 people on waitlist, 1000 accounts created, or $1000 in revenue


Track B Goal:

Final project that takes a startup’s current backlog and builds it meeting biz requirements


Track C Goal:

Final project with an accepted PR from an open source community


Track A Goal:

Final project to get 1000 people
on waitlist, 1000 accounts created, or $1000 in revenue


Track B Goal:

Final project that takes a startup’s current backlog and builds it meeting biz requirements


Track C Goal:

Final project with an accepted pr from an open source community

First Principles

  • More and more companies seek senior level skills in entry-level roles.

  • Learning is commoditized. Coveted is community and real-human feedback.

  • Job security is like running a business. One needs sales, engineering, and marketing roles.

Motivation:

Many are passionate about software engineering because of the ability to build and innovate, solving problems and creating communities globally. The space is also in high demand and offers strong career prospects and financial opportunities. As such, we’ve developed our fellowship, allowing college students passionate about the space to refine their skills, build connections, and get practical experience coding, building, and generating revenue. .

Many are passionate about software engineering because of the ability to build and innovate, solving problems and creating communities globally. The space is also in high demand and offers strong career prospects and financial opportunities. As such, we’ve developed our fellowship, allowing college students passionate about the space to refine their skills, build connections, and get practical experience coding, building, and generating revenue.

Requirements: 

Applicants are required to be proficient in at least one programming language and able to allocate 20 hours a week to the fellowship. We anticipate high demand for the limited seats available and want to ensure selected fellows are fully present and maximize the benefits of the program.  

What: 

Headstarter Summer Fellow. This is a 7-week software engineering fellowship. The program will consist of building 5 AI projects, 5 weekend hackathons, 1 final project with 1000+ users, interview prep, resume reviews and feedback from real software engineers. 

Who:

We prioritize passion and interest in the space. The program is open to candidates ranging from from freshman year of high school to a graduate student who needs more experience and technical skills on their resume. We are targeting anyone who has been discouraged by the opaque application process for a summer internship and feels the lack of experience will inhibit their ability to be competitive for a full time job. We designed this program to level the playing field and help train the next generation of engineers.

Why:

Education is just one line on your resume. This fellowship is designed to help land most interviews. It will boost every area of your resume: experience, skills, projects and activities. Since you are building hands-on projects, you will have good points to talk about in interviews, the skills-gap from school to real-world will be smaller and the feedback and ideas you get from real software engineers will fastrack your career. 

Rules:

  • All projects and modules will be accessible via the Headstarter platform through a unique link

  • Each week a new set of projects will be sent out with coding demos, resources and where to submit

  • The first task each week is an AI coaching call where you'll be asked your 5 year vision, how you prioritize week, along with feedback on your resume and networking

  • Without completing the coaching call there will be no access to projects

  • Other types of activities will appear like a mock interview, meetups, etc

  • Projects are due Friday and will have to be uploaded on Reddit for peer feedback

  • Those who submit projects will have access to the hackathon

  • Teammates will be made from Week 3 and each week there will be a teammate evaluation

  • Every other weekend will be a virtual hackathon and the other weekends will be an IRL meetup

  • All projects and modules will be accessible via the Headstarter platform through a unique link

  • Each week a new set of projects will be sent out with coding demos, resources and where to submit

  • The first task each week is an AI coaching call where you'll be asked your 5 year vision, how you prioritize week, along with feedback on your resume and networking

  • Without completing the coaching call there will be no access to projects

  • Other types of activities will appear like a mock interview, meetups, etc

  • Projects are due Friday and will have to be uploaded on Reddit for peer feedback

  • Those who submit projects will have access to the hackathon

  • Teammates will be made from Week 3 and each week there will be a teammate evaluation

  • Every other weekend will be a virtual hackathon and the other weekends will be an IRL meetup

  • All projects and modules will be accessible via the Headstarter platform through a unique link

  • Each week a new set of projects will be sent out with coding demos, resources and where to submit

  • The first task each week is an AI coaching call where you'll be asked your 5 year vision, how you prioritize week, along with feedback on your resume and networking

  • Without completing the coaching call there will be no access to projects

  • Other types of activities will appear like a mock interview, meetups, etc

  • Projects are due Friday and will have to be uploaded on Reddit for peer feedback

  • Those who submit projects will have access to the hackathon

  • Teammates will be made from Week 3 and each week there will be a teammate evaluation

  • Every other weekend will be a virtual hackathon and the other weekends will be an IRL meetup

Last 2 Weeks

  • Based on your track, you will determine the scope of your final project

  • In the last 4 days of the fellowship (September 5th to September 9th), you will be to demo to software engineers (this might take longer)

  • The AI evaluation, the team evaluation, and your growth as a Software Engineer will be shared with companies to reach out if they want to hire you

  • Based on your track, you will determine the scope of your final project

  • In the last 4 days of the fellowship (September 5th to September 9th), you will be to demo to software engineers (this might take longer)

  • The AI evaluation, the team evaluation, and your growth as a Software Engineer will be shared with companies to reach out if they want to hire you

  • Based on your track, you will determine the scope of your final project

  • In the last 4 days of the fellowship (September 5th to September 9th), you will be to demo to software engineers (this might take longer)

  • The AI evaluation, the team evaluation, and your growth as a Software Engineer will be shared with companies to reach out if they want to hire you

Take the first step today

Take the first step today

Take the first step today

Take the first step today

Your 6-figure software engineering job is closer than you think.

Your 6-figure software engineering job is closer than you think.

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