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to Accelerate Your Career in Tech

Upcoming Live Seminars

Join us live every Wednesday as School16 founders Vadim and Sergei Revzin interview Operations, Project Management, Sales, and Product Marketing experts as they share their experiences and advice for navigating a career in tech.

live seminar
How do Growth Marketers Create Engaging Content at Companies Like Snapchat and Pandora
Katie Weidmann
Growth Marketing Manager
December 15, 2021 1:00 PM
live seminar
How To Break Into Partnership Roles at Companies Like NBC, Viacom and Twitter
Jasmine Shockness
Global Content Partnerships
December 8, 2021 6:00 PM

Past Event Recordings

Get access to recordings of past seminars with experts from industry professionals in Operations, Project Management, Sales, and Product Marketing roles at major tech companies.

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From Entry Level at NYTimes to Head of Sales in Tech Within 5 Years
Peter Adams II
From Entry Level at NYTimes to Head of Sales in Tech Within 5 Years
Global Head of Sales
School16 presents a live seminar with Peter Adams II, the Global Head of Sales at Mozilla. In this seminar, Peter will discuss his entrepreneurial beginnings, navigating cross-industry career moves, and how he's been successful in sales.
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How to be Successful as a Product Manager at Tech Companies like Webex, IBM, and PulseSecure
Aishwarya Rao
How to be Successful as a Product Manager at Tech Companies like Webex, IBM, and PulseSecure
Product Manager at Webex
School16 presents a live seminar with Aishwarya Rao, Product Manager at Webex. Aishwarya builds features that help colleagues learn about one another and establish effective working relationships. In this seminar, Aishwarya will share how to be a high-performing Product leader in both big companies like IBM or Pulse Secure and start-ups like Akido Labs.
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From Business Development to Product Management at Facebook and TikTok
Chloe Shih
Product Lead
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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Breaking Into Partnership Development In Tech
Erin Kelly
Head of Partnerships
School16 presents a live seminar with Erin Kelly, Head of Partnerships at Transparent Financial Systems (previously at Crunchbase), a blockchain FinTech company. In this seminar, Erin will discuss how partnerships are managed and structured in tech, and the skills required to manage strategic partnership relationships with various stakeholders.
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How To Land a Customer Success Role if You Don't Come from Tech
Christina Wills Parra
Customer Success Manager
In this School16 event, we’ll be discussing Christina Wills Parra’s journey from journalism graduate to Fintech sales to her current role as a Customer Success Leader at LinkedIn.
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The Role of Customer Success In Big Tech
Michael Herman
Account Executive at Microsoft
In this School16 event, hear from Michael Herman as he shares his impressive journey from economics major to Microsoft consultant—straight out of college, with no experience or background in tech.
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Why Product Management Leaders Look For Operations Experts
Alexandra Woo
Senior Product Manager at Etsy
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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How to Stand Out For Product Marketing Roles in Tech
Sanjna Parulekar
Product Marketing Director at Salesforce
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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How to Learn Sales Even if You Have No Experience
Michael Furgason
Sales Readiness Leader at LinkedIn
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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From Product Focused Entrepreneur to Director of Product at Audible
Sean Jackson
Director of Product at Audible
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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How to Prepare for Interviews at Companies Like Facebook
Macleen Pereira
Project Manager at Facebook
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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How to Grow Your Career At a Global Tech Giant Like Uber
Chip Koziara
Global Program Lead at Uber Eats
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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How a Director of Product at Paypal Navigated Her Career
Sheila Guastamachio
Director of Product at PayPal
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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Getting into Brand Partnerships in Big Tech
Carlotta Zorzi
Brand Partnerships at Oracle
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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How to Stand Out to Tech Employers to Land Interviews
Sergei and Vadim
How to Stand out to Tech Employers to Land Interviews
Founding Directors at School16
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.
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Breaking Into Content Marketing
Rishi Mathur
Global Program Manager
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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What Every Startup Founder Needs to Learn Before They Launch
Vadim and Sergei
What Every Startup Founder Needs to Learn Before They Launch
Founding Directors at School16
This event is for anyone who wants to learn about what it takes to be a successful founder, and what skills are most critical for any first time entrepreneur to acquire before they get started.
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Navigating Your Career to Become a Global Product Leader
Gaurav Khillan
Navigating Your Career to Become a Global Product Leader
Vice President & Head, Global Product Development & Innovation
In this seminar Gaurav discusses how product innovation works within a multi-national financial services brand and the various career paths that can help you become a global product leader.
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Building Products That Serve Millions of Businesses
Jackie Do
Staff Product Manager at Etsy
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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Becoming a Product Leader in Tech
Maggie Crowley
Director of Product at Drift
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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Insights From a B2B Customer Success Expert at Salesforce, Google, and Slack
Misha Margitich
Customer Success at Slack
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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From Software Development at Intuit to Building a Multi-Million Dollar Ad Agency
Kevin Urrutia
Founder at Voy Media, Previously Intuit
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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From Non-Profit to Customer Success At a Public Tech Company
Jeff Love
Customer Success Manager at HubSpot
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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How a Sales Training Leader Develops Talent at Companies Like Amazon
Blaire Hervey
Sales Enablement Leader at Amazon
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.

Featured Articles

School16 founders Vadim and Sergei Revzin regularly contribute to publications like Forbes—read their recent takes on trends in tech and entrepreneurship.

The Mentors Podcast

Join School16 founders Vadim and Sergei Revzin on the Mentors Podcast as they uncover the truth behind how people build things. Listen to recorded episodes below and tune in every Monday and Wednesday for new episodes.

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The evolution of a leader from field sales to president at a public company
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The Art And Science Of Being Happy With Nataly Kogan Of Happier – Part II
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The Art And Science Of Being Happy With Nataly Kogan Of Happier - Part I
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Teespring's Meteoric Rise And What Happened After They Raised $65 Million, with Evan Stites-Clayton
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SXSW EDU: From 0 To 8,000 Attendees, With Founder Ron Reed
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Stumbling Into Greatness
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Starting A Gaming Company While Getting A PhD In Neuroscience At NYU, With Wayne Mackey of Statespace – Part II
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Starting A Gaming Company While Getting A PhD In Neuroscience At NYU, With Wayne Mackey of Statespace - Part I
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Sales For Founders 101: Introduction
Vadim & Sergei
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Sales For Founders 101: Getting Meetings
Vadim & Sergei
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Sales For Founders 101: Closing The Deal
Vadim & Sergei
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Remembering Colin Kroll And How To Deal With The Struggles Of Entrepreneurship
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Reducing Plastic Waste By Dominating The Sustainable Paper Straw Market, With The Founders Of SeaStraws
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Public Speaking Techniques Used by Billionaires, Actors and Presidents
Vadim & Sergei
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Our First Assembly And Keeping The Attention Of 500 Eighth Graders
Vadim & Sergei
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Negotiating Salaries, Speeding Tickets and Used Cars
Vadim & Sergei
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Memorial Day And Our History With The Red Army
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LeVar Burton and Alicia Levi - From Reading Rainbow to Partnering With RIF
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Lessons Learned From Two Weeks Of Talking To Customers
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Jerry Seinfeld On Creativity And The Value Of Always Experimenting
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How Two Moms Bootstrapped A Children's Product To Millions, With The Co-CEOs of Slumberkins
Vadim & Sergei
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How To Win A Nobel Prize
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How To Use Your Existing Skills To Find Opportunities In A New Industry
Vadim & Sergei

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