Upcoming Classes and Events

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School16 is an education program designed to help you understand the types of jobs in tech that are the best fit for you, what's currently in high demand, how each role functions, and what skills you need to develop to land a fulfilling job in this sector. In addition to our 8 week Technology Career Acceleration program, each month we also feature free seminars with expert speakers that provide unique insight into their background and area of expertise.

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šŸ‘‹ Clubhouse Live Event

Getting into tech without much experience
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Upcoming Event

Audio Q&A
March 16th, 7:30 PMĀ EST
Conducted over Clubhouse
Hosted by
About the event

School16 presents a live audio Q&A discussing what the directors of the schools have learned after interviewing dozens of experts in tech about getting into tech without much experience.

What you'll learn

  • How to break into tech roles like sales, marketing, operations and product with no previous experience
  • How to rapidly build the right connections to get first access to opportunities
  • How to talk about yourself in a way that makes people want to work with you
Agenda
6:00 PMĀ - 6:10 PM
Introduction from the School16 team
6:10 PMĀ - 6:50 PM
Speaker panel moderated by Sergei and Vadim Revzin discussing the skills and steps necessary to land high tech jobs that don't require technical experience
6:50 PMĀ - 7:50 PM
20 minutes of Q&A in smaller breakout rooms with each of the panelists, where attendees will get to meet every speaker over the course of the hour
Featured Experts
Lizz Warner
CEO, Former Executive Producer
Sagar Patel
Director of Product Operations
Howard Byrd
Sales Director at MikMak
Carlotta Zorzi
Brand Partnerships, Sr. Account Lead
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Technology Career Acceleration Summit

Learn About Non-Technical Careers in Tech, Directly From The Professionals
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Upcoming Event

Expert Panel and Networking
May 5th, 6:00 PMĀ EST
Conducted over Zoom
Hosted by
About the event

School16 presents a live event featuring experts across roles in Product Management, Operations, Sales, Marketing, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to get an inside look into what technology careers are most sought after in the market, what skills are valued by employers, and how you can stand out to employers even if you have no technical experience.

Build relationships with leaders in these role and get an opportunity to ask them questions about how they navigated their careers and what they look for in new hires through small breakout sessions facilitated by School16.

Agenda
6:00 PMĀ - 6:10 PM
Introduction from the School16 team
6:10 PMĀ - 6:50 PM
Speaker panel moderated by Sergei and Vadim Revzin discussing the skills and steps necessary to land high tech jobs that don't require technical experience
6:50 PMĀ - 7:50 PM
20 minutes of Q&A in smaller breakout rooms with each of the panelists, where attendees will get to meet every speaker over the course of the hour
Featured Experts
Lizz Warner
CEO, Former Executive Producer
Sagar Patel
Director of Product Operations
Howard Byrd
Sales Director at MikMak
Carlotta Zorzi
Brand Partnerships, Sr. Account Lead
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Technology Career Acceleration Summit

Learn About Non-Technical Careers in Tech, Directly From The Professionals
Click to RSVP

Upcoming Event

Expert Panel and Networking
May 5th, 6:00 PMĀ EST
Conducted over Zoom
Hosted by
About the event

School16 presents a live event featuring experts across roles in Product Management, Operations, Sales, Marketing, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to get an inside look into what technology careers are most sought after in the market, what skills are valued by employers, and how you can stand out to employers even if you have no technical experience.

Build relationships with leaders in these role and get an opportunity to ask them questions about how they navigated their careers and what they look for in new hires through small breakout sessions facilitated by School16.

What you'll learn:

Becoming A Product Leader in Tech

Upcoming Event

Live Seminar
Wednesday, Sep. 29th, 6:00 PM EST
Chloe Shih
Product Lead

Becoming A Product Leader in Tech

Upcoming Event

Live Seminar
Wednesday, Sep. 29th, 6:00 PM EST
Chloe Shih
Product Lead
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How to Stand Out to Tech Employers to Land Interviews

Upcoming Class

Live on Zoom
Monday, June 7th, 6:00 PMĀ EST
Vadim & Sergei Revzin
Founding Directors
About the class

In this class the lead instructors of School16 will be sharing lessons on what startups and established tech employers look for when reviewing candidates for non-technical roles. The class will outline the baseline skills that you should mention to start generating interviews quickly, and tactics on how to break into organizations with little to no experience working in tech.Ā 

What you'll learn

  • How to optimize your job search process to target the right types of companies for you
  • How to rapidly build the right connections to move to the top of the applicant pool
  • How to adjust your personal narrative to align with your target roles and companies
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How To Grow Your Career at a Global Tech Giant Like Uber

Upcoming Seminar

Live on Zoom
Wednesday, July 14th, 6:00 PMĀ EST
Chip Koziara
Global Program Lead
About this seminar

School16 presents a live seminar with Chip Koziara who runs the Global Program team for Uber Eats where he leads the implementation of local sales strategy. Chip started off his career by joining the selective Venture for America fellowship program where he worked as a Product Specialist at Philadelphia startup Azavea and founded a productivity software company that participated in the VFA Accelerator program.

In this seminar, Chip will walk us through how he developed his career in Sales Operations by parlaying his experience as a sales and product specialist for early stage startups and his own entrepreneurial projects into a role at a global brand.

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From Business Development to Product Management at Facebook and TikTok

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Upcoming Event

Live Seminar
Wednesday, Sep. 29th, 6:00 PM EST
Chloe Shih
Product Lead
About the event

School16 presents a live seminar with Chloe Shih, who is a Product Lead at Tiktok building tools that combat bullying and harassment. In this seminar Chloe will discuss how she leveraged her background in partnership development and operations across growth stage and established tech startups to become a product leader at places like Facebook and TikTok.


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Chloe Shih
Product Lead
Wednesday, Sep. 29th, 6:00 PM EST
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Our past seminars

Michael Herman
Customer Success at Microsoft
Sep. 2nd, 1:00 PM EST

In this School16 event Michael discusses how he broke into the tech industry by joining Microsoft straight out of college as a consultant and an Economics major with no prior tech experience.

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Alexandra Woo
Senior Product Manager at Etsy
Aug. 18th, 6:00 PM EST

In this seminar, Alexandra discusses how to leverage experience in various operational functions to land opportunities in product management, regardless of industry.

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Sanjna Parulekar
Product Marketing Director at Salesforce
Aug. 11th, 6:00 PM EST

In this seminar, Sanjna discusses what differentiates product marketers from traditional marketers, and the skills that are required to succeed in this increasingly important role in tech.

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Michael Furgason
Sales Readiness Leader at LinkedIn
Aug. 4th, 6:00 PM EST

In this seminar, Michael discusses how to rapidly acquire skills that drive revenue for technology organizations, and what it takes to grow into a leadership role in sales.

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Sean Jackson
Director of Product at Audible
July 28th, 6:00 PM EST

In this seminar, Sean discuses his approach to launching new products in big tech, and how he used his entrepreneurial experiences to become a product management leader.

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Macleen Pereira
Project Manager at Facebook
July 21st, 6:00 PM EST

In this seminar, Macleen discusses the networking techniques she learned to be able to generate several interviews at big tech companies including Facebook

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Chip Koziara
Global Program Lead at Uber Eats
Jul. 14th, 6:00 PM EST

In this seminar, Chip discusses how he grew his career in Ops by leveraging his experience as a sales and product specialist for early stage startups and his own entrepreneurial projects.

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Sheila Guastamachio
Director of Product at PayPal
May 19th, 6:00 PM EST

In this seminar, Sheila will walked us through how she developed her career in product management across a variety of industries, and what it takes to succeed in this role.

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Carlotta Zorzi
Brand Partnerships at Oracle
Apr. 14th, 1:00 PM EST

In this seminar, Carlotta will walk us through how she got her start in marketing for Silicon Valley startups, eventually working for global media agencies before moving on to ad tech.

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Rishi Mathur
Global Program Manager
Mar. 8th, 6:00 PM EST

In this seminar Rishi will discuss how he's been able to combine both of his passions - comedy and content - to quickly establish himself as an effective content strategist across several tech brands.

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Jackie Do
Staff Product Manager at Etsy
Dec. 16th, 6:00 PM EST

Jackie will discuss why Ops and Customer Service experience is required for PMs, and how to leverage your domain expertise to become a PM when coming from a different discipline

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Maggie Crowley
Director of Product at Drift
Oct. 14th, 6:00 PM EST

Maggie will walk us through her transition into Product Management, what she looks for when recruiting for PMs on her team, and what it takes to succeed in this competitive role.

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Misha Margitich
Customer Success at Slack
Sep. 30th, 6:00 PM EST

Misha will discuss how the Customer Success function has evolved at some of the fastest growing B2B organizations in tech and the skills employers look for today when recruiting new talent

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Kevin Urrutia
Founder at Voy Media, Previously Intuit
Sep. 9th, 6:00 PM EST

In our conversation Kevin will discuss how he transitioned from engineering to marketing and the skills that have contributed to his ability to create several multi-million dollar businesses.

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Jeff Love
Customer Success Manager at HubSpot
Aug. 26th, 6:00 PM EST

In this seminar Jeff will discuss how he went from Non-Profits to establishing himself as a client services expert through his roles in Account Management in Client Success.

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Blaire Hervey
Sales Enablement Leader at Amazon
Aug. 19th, 6:00 PM EST

Blaire Hervey will discuss how she develops talent with a focus on inclusivity as a sales training leader. She will also talk about what it takes to be successful in revenue roles at companies like AWS.

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