Our team of coaches comes from a wide array of professional and academic backgrounds. Once an Accelerator class is finalized, we review each participant's story and match them with the coach who is most likely to help them thrive over the course of the Accelerator.
Don't worry! Many students are unsure which track is best, especially if they haven't yet had any first-hand experience. We recommend attending as many of our upcoming workshops as you can (accessible through the "Learn" tab on your account page). If you're still ambivalent, feel free to email us and we'll help you think through the options. You are also more than welcome to apply for both Accelerators, but just remember that you will only be allowed to enroll in one.
We recognize that many underclassmen don't yet have any solid experience or grounding in our current industry offerings (consulting and finance). All we expect is that, if you apply, you have a genuine curiosity about these industries and are excited about the possibility of expanding your horizons. We strongly believe that all of our graduates emerge from the 4-week program feeling far more confident in their career directions.
As a courtesy to other applicants, however, we do ask that you do not apply if you are certain these industries aren't for you.
The Priority Deadline for Summer 2018 Accelerators is February 8, 2018 and the Final Deadline is March 1, 2018. By completing your application before the Priority Deadline, you will not only receive a prioritized review for Summer 2018 Accelerators, but you will also become eligible for consideration in several Boot Camps hosted by our Company Partners in April. As with our Accelerators, all Boot Camp offer decisions will be made by our partners, not ModernGuild.
Sponsorship announcements will begin on April 15, and all Accelerators will run between May and July. Keep in mind, we've designed our summer programming so that it can work flexibly around any other responsibilities you may have. You are only expected to commit around 5 hours/week to ModernGuild, which means you're welcome to participate on top of another internship or job.
What you learn depends largely on the particular Accelerator you apply for. For more details surrounding the specific skills for each track, please visit the respective industry page through the "Explore Our Tracks" section of the homepage.
In general, all of our programs place an emphasis on fortifying your professional skills (networking, pitching, interviewing, personal branding) as well as expanding your confidence and deepening your knowledge of your industry of choice.
In the past, ModernGuild has offered a wider array of Accelerator programs. However, we have chosen to double-down on these two industries for now to ensure we're delivering the best possible experience for students and surpassing the expectations of our current company partners. In the future, we certainly hope to introduce more tracks.