How do you break into tech without tech experience? Startup internships are relatively scarce and extremely difficult to get.
Tech hiring emphasizes qualities like: strong bias for action, eager to learn, autonomous, self-starter, comfort with ambiguity, and ability to drive projects from conception to completion.
Self-directed and action-packed. Dive deep on a problem that intrigues you. Collaborate with outstanding peers to develop soft and hard skills, build your network, and demonstrate highly desirable traits to top startups. Coursework cannot simulate real work, and what better time to endeavor than while you're a student.
Challenge yourself and your peers with the added security and benefit of a highly competitive internship on your resume.
― Richard Branson
Whether a summer internship, part-time during the school year or a gap year, the skills and network you'll develop will form the foundation for a prolific career.
― Mark Twain
Astute hiring managers at top startups have eyes on Paved to recruit the next generation of leaders.
― Jeff Bezos
"The value of Paved is better than that of a conventional internship. Based on my internship experiences, there is little room for you to be exposed to failure, limited freedom and choice to explore your absolute interests, and often minimal valuable mentorship. None of my previous internships provided me with the clarity about what I needed to do now to achieve the impact I desired in the future in the way that Paved did. Paved allowed me to pursue my absolute interests and gave me the wake up call I needed to pivot and make an impact in the future."
"The fact that I saw the project through from start to finish and had basically no instructions from a boss is what made the experience so impactful because it allowed me to make mistakes and then forced me to learn from them all on my own. Additionally, the value of having a tangible product to show off now is immense."
"Paved was more fulfilling than I ever could've expected. I now have far more confidence in my abilities, understanding of how a project flows from start to finish, and more. I did not expect that I'd learn and grow as much as I did as a result of Paved.
Washington university in St. Louis
The University of Texas at Austin
Top startups are watching Paved to discover the next generation of innovators. Check out their career pages to see for yourself.
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