Standing out from the crowd: 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. These are qualities our education system inhibits, that traditional credentials fail to convincingly demonstrate, and that are all behavioral.
Create your own internship: Self-directed and action-packed. Dive deep on a problem that intrigues you by conceiving a project and driving it to completion. 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 practice than while you're a student.
Push your comfort zone while having fun
Challenge yourself and your peers with the added security and benefit of a highly competitive internship on your resume.
“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.”
― Richard Branson
Develop skills and a world-class network
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.
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
― Mark Twain
Get discovered by top startups
Astute hiring managers at top startups have eyes on Paved to recruit the next generation of leaders.
“We are our choices. Build yourself a great story.”
― Jeff Bezos
While the right conventional internship is absolutely worthwhile, what is the marginal benefit of yet another conventional internship on your résumé and toward your personal development vs challenging yourself with Paved?