MY STORY – CLIMBING THE WRONG HILL

“Programming? You’re going to leave a 6-figure job to do what?” This is what my mom told me after I told her my plans to quit my job as an investment banker in order to pursue my dream of working…

The Future of Talent: Inclusive & Technical

Recently, Glassdoor released a list of 15 companies that no longer require a college degree for employment. The list includes companies like Home Depot and Whole Foods as well as tech giants like IBM and Google. IBM’s Vice President, Joanna Daley, told…

The Breaking Into Startups Manifesto

You can break into tech from any background, but the first product you build is yourself. The problem is that there is no centralized resource to show you how to do this and employers are still focused on hiring people…

The Reality of Breaking Into Startups

The First Product You Build Is Yourself From the Social Network to Silicon Valley, the media frenzy surrounding the nature of startups has taken on an idealized life of its own. What many people don’t realize is, proving that you have…

Breaking Into Startups

From Cello to Investment Banking to AltSchool Breaking into Tech with a “non-technical” background is hard. The same barriers that exist in Finance also exist with Startups. This post lays out the specific action steps that I followed to make…