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 signing up to receive more information on both tracks and reading through the track-specific details for each. 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 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 deadline for all of our summer programs is April 20, 2017. Students will then be notified of their application status no later than May 15 and Accelerators kick off in the first week of June, July and August, depending on what cycle you're accepted into.
Keep in mind, we've designed our summer programming so that it can work flexible around any other responsibilities you may have. We expect that you commit around 5 hours/week to ModernGuild.
What you learn will depend largely on the particular Accelerator you apply for. For more details surrounding the specific skills for each track, please visit the respective page by signing up through 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.