Rachel: “The Pathway Program is fantastic. It’s a huge part of how students find employment after Tech Elevator.
The Pathway Program works in conjunction with the coursework at Tech Elevator. Events are mostly optional, but any student should participate regardless of their professional level. Trust me!
One of the first projects is focused on crafting your resume. I worked hand in hand with the career director, who gave me suggestions on improvements. I used the resume in multiple interviews and quickly landed a great job.
Much of my ability to secure employment upon completion of the cohort was due to the sound guidance I received through the Pathway Program. I would typically visit our career director at least once a week to get an opinion on how to court potential employers (when to push for the next interview, whether or not to email or handwrite a thank you note for an interview, what to say when asked about salary requirements, etc).
The program is very comprehensive for developing and perfecting soft professional skills. Tech Elevator is committed to bringing top employers to meet and interact with students on site. In fact, the Matchmaking event toward the end of the program allows students to participate in on-site interviews with up to 10 employers in two days. I was fortunate enough to have three additional interviews due to the connections I made during that event. It was not only an incredible experience but a highly valuable networking opportunity that wouldn’t have been available to me otherwise.”