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We are looking for the best developers and technologists to help us train the next generation of tech leaders in NYC. Volunteers can get involved by helping us identify talented candidates in the student selection process, by working one-on-one with Developers as TA's or mentors, by sharing their expertise as guest speakers and workshop leaders, and helping to shape curriculum.

To learn more about these volunteer opportunities, please fill out the following form. We are looking forward to working with you!

 
 

Upcoming Pursuit Volunteer Opportunities

Fellowship 5.0 Office Hours

Dates: January 10, 24 and 31

Time: 7 - 9pm

Who: Technical Volunteers with knowledge of at least one of the following languages: Web: JavaScript Fundamentals, iOS: Swift Fundamentals, or Android: Java Fundamentals

Office Hours are a time for our fellows to get assistance outside of class from volunteers like you who can answer technical questions and help them work through problems. Office hours sessions for January are posted with the first one on 1/10 so please consider signing up to help the fellows kick off their year! We are especially in need of iOS volunteers, so if Swift is your thing, think about recruiting some friends too!


6.0 Selections - Application Review

Dates: February and March (10 weeks)

Time: 2 hours per week (All work can be done remotely except for the initial 1-hour training session)

Who: Volunteers with prior experience with Pursuit and familiarity with the tech industry

For the first time this year, we are offering our volunteers the opportunity to join a new Selection Committee to review Fellows applications. Volunteers on the Committee will read through applications, check for eligibility, and score against a rubric to determine Fellows who are the best fit for our program. Selecting the right Fellows is crucial to the success of our program.

6.0 Selections - Interview Days

Dates:  February 22 and 24; March 1, 8, and 17; April 7, 12, 13, and 14

Time: 10am-4:30pm

Who:  All technical and non-technical volunteers

Spend a full day interviewing prospective Fellows to identify talented candidates who have the qualities needed to succeed in our program. You will help select 72 Fellows for our June cohort. Each volunteer should expect to interview 5 candidates per day. Pursuit will provide an orientation, breakfast, and lunch. We welcome all volunteers, especially those with technical backgrounds or with experience in the tech industry!


5.0 Feedback Fair

Dates:  January 10 and January 26

Time: 10am-1pm

Who:  All technical and non-technical volunteers

Coach Fellows on a variety of topics related to the interview process. During this dynamic 3-hour long workshop, volunteers will focus on 1) resume, cover letter and LinkedIn reviews, 2) practice for behavioral interviews and 3) model whiteboarding. Fellows will rotate through the various workshops.