FIRST, you can save a lot of time. If you don’t know where you want to go but just run really fast, you can end up nowhere really fast. Don’t mistake motion for progress. SECOND, be a part of a community full of like-minded fellows, who are invested in their career growth. Be a champion for each other. You don’t have to do this all alone.THIRD, you’ll stop second guessing yourself. It’s going to give you the confidence you’re doing things right.FOURTH, you’ll have others you can rely on when you need help. That’s what networking is all about! Giving and taking.And FIFTH, it helps you stand out in the crowd by highlighting your unique talents in a way that represents the essence of who you are.
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During the six weeks of Leadership Circle cohort program, expect 2-5 hours of weekly commitment, consisting of live sessions, small group coaching, a Slack community, social events, and 1:1 introductions to other fellows. The entire program is fully remote, so you can make the most of this program around your busy work schedule. While not participating in the Leadership Circle, you can access the weekly released sessions, talks, and Founders' Q&A. The sessions are usually 30 minutes long and your time commitment will be completely up to you.
During the 20-minute interview with one of the Co-founders, we will answer all of your questions and make sure the program is a good fit for your career goals. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis and we onboard new members on a bi-weekly basis. We'll share the payment information only if you're accepted.Our programs are kept small and intimate, so we've been able to only accept about 25% of the applicants in the past.
Jeremy Sim, Software Engineer @Google “Think of what it's like to have a thoughtful, articulate, caring senior engineering manager in your corner for the rest of your career.”
Kalisa Falzone, Senior Software Engineer @Dray Alliance"During the program, I got valuable insights from Jean and Soyoung as well as other EXA fellows, on how to level up in my career, identify my strengths and promote myself."
Ocean Zhang, Software Engineer @Intuit"If I approach my engineering career like learning a brand new coding languages, then EXA is the much needed mentorship to help master it."
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We like free stuff. Free is fun! But we also know that there is no such thing as a truly free service.Businesses cost money to run and must generate revenue. When you don’t pay for the services directly, you, the user, become the product, and the company generates profits through you some other way. Usually, this means ads are sold or corporate sponsorships are solicited. And when this happens, the true clients of that company become those corporations, not the users.We have always been attracted to transparent, direct-to-consumer business models. It comes mostly from our Founder, Jean’s time at WhatsApp. See WhatsApp’s blog - “Why we don’t sell ads”.EXA is committed to building a leadership community for our fellows. We take our relationships with each fellow seriously. Our fellows’ success is our own success and we are here to help each and every one of them soar. Our business model allows us to stay true to our mission without compromising our commitments to our fellows.* The founders have not taken any salaries since the start of EXA and 100% of the program fees are directed towards running the program. Read more about the founding journey here.* If you are in need of financial aid, apply for the scholarship.
First up, if you’re thinking of doing this with the intention of asking for a refund, please don’t apply. We are proud that no one has asked for a refund yet, and aim to keep it like that. That said, if for any reason you decide that you have made a terrible mistake, or for whatever reason you are not getting what you thought you were getting, email us in the 30 days of the program and you will get a full-refund.Email: email@example.com
We encourage you to work with your employer to ask for sponsorship for the cost of the program as professional development.Your employer may be interested in supporting your growth if the company is experiencing growth, decline, or changes and needs managers who are equipped to lead.Your performance record, drive, and dedication are seen as indications of your passion and ability to leverage your newly learned skills at your company.This is the template to help you make the request. Using the template, you can easily draft a letter to suit your specific situation.
Your investment in the bootcamp program is valuable. The job search process can be strenuous and could take a lot of time. If finding a job in tech is your priority, we recommend you focus on the job search process first then join us once you are ready to focus on career growth.If you are looking for support during your job search process, please check out the Future Leaders Coaching Program. You can get 1:1 coaching directly from our Founder, Jean.
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