JumpStart

JumpStart

JumpStart

Mentorship

Mentorship

Mentorship

Launch your tech career

Launch your tech career

We’re a nonprofit organization helping underrepresented groups get their first software engineering job and launch their software engineering career.

Our mission is to enhance tech accessibility for all, irrespective of race, gender, sexuality, or education. We match college students from underrepresented backgrounds interested in a career in software engineering with mentors in the industry to receive technical education and career guidance.

Gain Mentorship from Experienced Experts

Gain Mentorship from Experienced Experts

Gain access to our exclusive network of rockstar mentor-fellow matches, fostering transformative relationships that’ll propel your career.

If you are a senior in college looking for a full-time software engineering job, we can provide you with a network and resources to help you succeed in the job interview process.

Gain access to our exclusive network of rockstar mentor-fellow matches, fostering transformative relationships that’ll propel your career.

If you are a senior in college looking for a full-time software engineering job, we can provide you with a network and resources to help you succeed in the job interview process.

Land Your Dream Job – Slay That Interview Dragon

The team is composed of young professionals that work in a variety of roles across the technology industry with a wide breadth of experience. We can provide advice and information that is valuable and, often, difficult to get access to.

We've all been through the recruiting process recently enough to remember wading through tons of applications and technical interviews. We also know what it's like from the other side of the table; many of us now facilitate interviews on behalf of our employers and have additional insight into the candidate evaluation process.

How does it work?

How does it work?

1.Weekly Group Preparation Sessions

We facilitate weekly mentorship sessions where we prepare students for a career in technology, educating our fellows on how to break into the industry, covering resume-reviews, application tips, and recruitment advice. During these sessions, we will cover the technical skills needed to succeed in software engineering interviews.

2.One on One Mentorship

Each fellow will be matched with a mentor based on their specific profile. Throughout the entire fall recruitment cycle, the mentor will meet with you for at least one hour each week. You will have an opportunity to ask specific questions and gain insight as you prepare for recruitment.

3.Self-Study

We will be publishing videos of our sessions as well as relevant material, resume templates, and interview guides for free-to-download.

4.Networking

We will publish the profiles and bios of all our mentors. You can reach out directly to anyone and everyone you are interested in speaking with.

Join the JumpStart community and launch your tech career today!

Join the JumpStart community and launch your tech career today!

Join the JumpStart community and launch your tech career today!

Who we are

Karthik Suresh

Karthik is currently a Software Engineer at Pave. Previously he was a Venture Partner at Contrary Capital and a Software Engineer at Blend where he saw the company grow till IPO.

Vivek Raja

Vivek is a Senior Software Engineer at Palo Alto Networks. He was part of Expanse before, which was acquired for $800 Million. Before that, he was an engineering major at Georgia Tech.

FAQ's

FAQ's

How does the matching process work?

We pair budding engineers with accomplished mentors based on shared interests, skills, and growth potential.

Is there a cost involved?

JumpStart is totally free for our fellows, because we believe in accessible education and opportunities!

How long does the program last?

Our program spans a 10-week period, providing ample time to prep and land your dream tech job. For the Spring 2024 cohort, it will span from Feb 22nd to April 29th, coinciding with the fall recruitment cycle.

Do I qualify for mentorship?

Our goal is to make the tech industry more accessible to underrepresented communities regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or education. It can be particularly challenging to break into the tech industry, and especially so for those without the traditional backgrounds.

What topics will be covered?

Technical Topics include: Arrays & Strings, Sorting & Searching, Recursion, and Graphs & Trees.

Non-technical topics include: Resume Review, Application Tips, Behavioral Interviews, and Offer Negotiations.

When is the deadline to apply?

Apply by Feb 22nd for the Spring 2024 Cohort.