Our Resources

At LaunchDeck, one of our goals is to enable students to succeed in their career and entrepreneurial ventures by hosting events/workshops and sharing helpful resources or opportunities.

Here’s a repository of recordings and slidedecks past LaunchDeck events, mobile development workshops, and a curated guide of helpful resources LaunchDeck team members have used to secure internships at companies like Salesforce and Amazon. Make sure to also check out our blog for more great resources.

Past Speaker Events

Swarthmore Alumni in Tech - Explore Different Careers Panel

Learn from panelists from companies like Uber, Google, Yahoo, YCombinator across roles like software engineering, product management, and data science about best practices on how to break into the industry, big company vs. small company, how Swarthmore helped their career trajectory and more.

From Good to Great: Lessons from the Tech Industry from Cathy Polinsky ‘99

A casual chat with Cathy Polinsky, former CTO @ Stitch Fix and former SVP of Engineering at Salesforce on her own take of From Good to Great. Hear her discuss what differentiates a great company, a great engineer, a great leader or a great mentor from just a good one as she shares life lessons and stories from her career journey in the tech industry.

LaunchTalks

| 02.11.21 | Youtube

Join us for our first spring meeting and find out what LaunchDeck is about and the amazing events and programs we offer.

| 02.18.21 | Youtube

Danielle Strachman
Danielle Strachman is a co-founder and general partner of 1517 Fund and a senior advisor to the Thiel Fellowship where she supports entrepreneurs with grant, pre-seed, and seed funding for technology startups. Her main goal through her work is to bring out the hidden talent of young entrepreneurs and innovators, namely those who aren’t geared towards the path of higher education. With her expertise in the sectors of technology, entrepreneurship, and education, she guides and prepares the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Come join us to speak with her in our first ever LaunchTalk event!

| 02.25.21 | Youtube

Meiri Anto
Meiri Anto ‘17 is a senior software engineer at Dreambound and a member of the South Park Commons, and her passion lies in the intersection of technology and social impact. In her past experiences, she’s interned and worked as a SWE at numerous tech companies including Coursera, Yelp, Facebook, and Apple. She’s worked at tech firms of all sizes, from seed-stage startups to large companies with thousands of employees. She’s particularly interested in mission-driven tech, and is currently pursuing a path that promotes upward mobility for America. Come join us to speak with her in our second LaunchTalk event!

| 03.04.21 | Youtube

Hear software engineers share their experience and tips for getting into the top companies!

| 03.11.21 | Youtube

Jeremy Schifeling
Former iOS Product Marketing Intern for Apple
Former Senior Product Marketing Manager at LinkedIn
Founder of Break Into Tech, a career development business featured in Forbes, Business Insider, and USA Today

Topics:

Find out more about product marketing
How to break into tech without coding experience
What does a day in the life of a product marketing manager look like
How to develop marketing skills

| 03.18.21 | Youtube

Jesse Lee
MIT Graduate
McKinsey Business Analyst
Sony Senior Associate, Corporate Development and M&A
Founder of The A Pile, a review service that helps job seekers get their application materials in the best shape possible

Topics:

Best path into the business side of tech: consulting/IB or straight into it
Networking with Alumni
Do you need an MBA to succeed in a career on the business side of tech
Difference between good and great employee

| 04.03.21 | Youtube

Shannon Hsu
Harvard MBA
Former Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Barclays
Former Summer Associate at Mckinsey & Company
Former Product Manager at realtor.com

Topics:

Find out more about how a liberal arts background can be used for PM
The pathway to business school
The key to networking from an early stage
Her past experiences in a variety of small and large tech companies

| 04.08.21 | Youtube

Asha Owens & Rebecca Kwee
Both Columbia Graduates in Higher Education
Civic Innovation Fellow ‘21 & Techstars '20, respectively
Past experience as an Analyst for Credit Suisse (Becca)
Asha was a Brown graduate and Becca was a Columbia graduate

Topics:

Their experience starting BestFit from the ground up
Find out more about the biggest challenges in entrepreneurship
Connecting non-technical majors to tech & entrepreneurship
Mission driven tech and entrepreneurship ventures

Past Workshops

How to Get an Internship in Tech Workshop

Breaking down how to secure an internship in tech. We focus on the Types of Roles in Tech, Where to Start Your Internship Search, The Hiring Process, Resume, and Networking. Link to Slide Deck.

Mobile Development Workshops

Build up your software engineering project portfolio through following along to these Android and iOS development workshops.

iOS Fall Workshops
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iOS Spring Workshops
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Android Workshops
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