Breaking Into Startups: Hoodies, MacBooks, and What to Expect for the Non-Coder

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Mar 01, 2015 Comments Off on Breaking Into Startups: Hoodies, MacBooks, and What to Expect for the Non-Coder

Online Webinar
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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**Co-Sponsored by the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance**

Startups have it all. They’re new exciting business that are growing themselves from the ground up. At a startup, you’ll work with innovators and free thinkers on cool, useful ideas, work hard but also play hard, and do whatever it takes (even if that means folding envelopes for 5 hours so that you can impress your customers). No matter which way you look at it startups are unparalleled environments for accelerated learning and growth, yet for the startup job seeker, breaking in can be one giant question mark.

Join Connie Wong, a former startup hiring manager and now COO of Lynxsy, to hear about the roles, expectations, and tips for how to break into the startup world. Whether you’re a student, recent grad, or professional looking for an alternative to corporate America, you’ll get a sense of expectations and how to stand out in the recruitment process.

Specifically, this session will address:

-The roles and potential career paths that exist at a startup for non-technical backgrounds
-What to expect working in a startup environment, from hours to compensation to growth opportunities.
-The qualities that startups look for when building their teams.
-How to track down those startup jobs and get noticed by the team, even if you don’t have direct connections.
-How to prepare for and stand out in a startup interview.

About the Presenter:
Connie Wong is the Co-Founder & COO of Lynxsy, a Techstars-backed startup that matches young professionals with curated, high growth startups for non-technical positions. Having experience on boths sides as a startup hiring manager and job-seeker, she personally understands the unique challenges of startup job searching and recruitment.

Previously, she was Director of Product at mobile dating startup, MeetMoi (acquired by and Strategy Consultant at Accenture. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School with a degree in Finance and Management.

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