April 02, 2015 - by Paria Rajai

Hackbright Academy accepting applications for Summer software engineering fellowship!

Become a Software Engineer and Help Change the Gender Ratio

Join us this summer! Hackbright Academy is currently accepting applications for our 10-week Summer Software Engineering Fellowship exclusively for women. If you or someone you know would like to learn to code with us, the deadline to apply is April 30, 2015. The software engineering fellowship is ideal for women ready to take the leap, change their careers and become software engineers in a supportive, welcoming community!

We accept applications on a rolling basis and we encourage prospective students to apply early to increase their chances of admittance. Resources to help you with your application are below:

Application Tips from the Fall 2014 Class
Four Things We Love to See in a Prospective Hackbright Engineering Fellow

Hackbright Academy Info Session

We'll be hosting an Info Session for Prospective Students on Tuesday, April 14th at 6:30 pm. Register here to attend the event or check out the live stream! It will be a packed agenda in order to help you see whether Hackbright is the right fit for you and to answer any questions that you may have:

6:30 pm - 6:45 pm: Check-In, Networking, Food & Drinks
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm: Welcome to Hackbright Academy!
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Hackbright Instructors discuss details of the fellowship program including the fellowship schedule, curriculum, and field trips.
7:30 pm - 7:45 pm: Hackbright's Career Services will discuss the career support that Hackbright Academy provides upon completion of the 10-week program including interview prep, negotiation advice and partner company introductions.
7:45 pm - 8:15 pm: Recent graduates Linna La, AdRoll software engineer, and Danielle Yasso, DropBox software engineer, will give you the inside scoop about their experiences: What was it like? What are they doing now?
8:15 pm - 8:45 pm: Hackbright's Admissions officer will give you tips and tricks for the application process and answer commonly asked questions.
8:45 pm - 9:00 pm: Audience/Twitter FAQ with our panel of instructors, alumnae, career services and admissions team!


Who is this fellowship for?

Hackbright Academy's fellowship is designed for women who are interested in learning to code and becoming software engineers. You may have some technical experience but want an immersive environment to become a good developer. Maybe you gave a few programming tutorials a try but you’re eager for a little more structure. You may have even took a CS class once in high school or made a mod for your favorite game. Either way, you're ready to change careers and become a software engineer in a supportive, encouraging and fun environment.

What is the duration of the summer session?

The fellowship is Monday – Friday, 10am to 6pm and the summer session runs from Jun 29th - Sep 4th. However, you should plan to stay for the optional 2 weeks as you prepare for a computer programming job after Hackbright.

90% of graduates receive full-time job offers after graduating from the program. Learn more about what Hackbrights do after attending the fellowship.

Let's change the ratio in tech together!

Application deadline for Hackbright Academy's engineering fellowship this summer is April 30, 2015 - Apply now!

There are only four opportunities per year to apply to Hackbright Academy's software engineering fellowship.


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