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

Becoming A Product Leader in Tech

Upcoming Event

Live Seminar
May 19th, 6:00 PM EST
Sheila Guastamachio
Director of Product at PayPal
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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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Getting Into Tech Without Much Experience

Upcoming Class

Live on Zoom
Wednesday, June 9th, 6:00 PMĀ EST
Vadim & Sergei Revzin
Founding Directors
About the class

In this class we will discuss what we've learned after interviewing dozens of experts in tech about how they've made non-traditional hires into their organizations, even if they had no background in tech, and zero technical skills.

What you'll learn

  • How to break into tech roles like sales, marketing, operations and product with no previous experienceĀ 
  • How to develop a network that gets you first access to opportunities
  • How to talk about yourself in a way that makes people want to work with you
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How A Director of Product at PayPal Navigated Her Career

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Recent Event

Live Seminar
May 19th, 6:00 PM EST
Sheila Guastamachio
Director of Product at PayPal
About the event

School16 presents a live seminar with Sheila Guastamachio, Director of Product at PayPal. Prior to joining PayPal in 2019, Sheila held product leadership roles across organizations in health tech, digital media, and marketplace platforms and has been leading teams for 10+ years.

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

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Our past seminars

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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Josh Clemente
Founder at Levels, Previously SpaceX
August 12th, 6:00 PM EST

In this live podcast recording of The Mentors Podcast Josh will talk about how he went from being a hardware engineer at SpaceX to launching a quickly growing consumer health brand.

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Juan Figuera
Sr. Product Manager at Amex Digital Labs
Aug. 5th, 6:00 PM EST

Juan will talk through how his entrepreneurial background prepared him for the product innovation role at Amex and how the 170 year old company makes key product decisions

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Nicole Delany
Market Operations Manager at Lyft
July 29th, 6:00 PM EST

Nicole's session will cover how her experience in strategy and project management led to a role in operations at Lyft, and how Ops teams at Lyft are optimized for growth

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Megan Taylor
Customer Success Manager at Uber
July 22nd, 6:00 PM EST

Megan will talk about how she got involved with Uber Eats on the partnership side while still in college, and how her career in Customer Success has evolved over the last four years

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Brett Michaels
Head of Sales at Google Cloud
July 15th, 6:00 PM EST

Brett will be leading a conversation about his trajectory from engineering to tech sales, starting with his background in working with the federal government before moving to commercial

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Keisha Johnson
Product Operations Manager at Pluralsight
July 8th, 6:00 PM EST

Keisha will discuss how her role utilizes both technical and non-technical skillsets to make informed product decisions and how she transitioned into Product from a Business Analyst role.

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Rose Spicer
Global Sr. Dir. Oracle Retail Marketing
July 1st, 6:00 PM EST

Rose will be leading a discussion on how she develops and implements strategic marketing plans involving advertising, demand generation, events, content marketing, etc.

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Mona Bijoor
Investor and Founding CEO of JOOR
June 24th, 6:00 PM EST

Mona will be leading a discussion on building a fashion brand to process over $7 billion in transactions and growing a team from 0 to 100 employees with her first technology business.

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