We estimate that the application process (the entire Activation Checklist in your account page) will take about 50 minutes to complete. Please keep in mind you can do it all in one sitting, or you can choose to take a break and return to wherever you left off at a later time.
This is totally up to you, but here are a few reasons why you should consider getting involved in the community sooner rather than later. First, many of our program graduates didn’t know very much when they started – we have designed our application to allow us to measure your future potential, and we have no minimum GPA or major requirements. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can begin refining your understanding of the industry and your potential place within it. You will have many opportunities to update your preferences as you grow. Keep in mind, our Accelerators often run a full year ahead of scheduled start dates, so by participating this spring, you will actually be positioning yourself for a Summer 2020 role.
Historically, about 13% of completed applicants are selected for sponsorship through one of our training programs. This number fluctuates slightly for each industry and cycle, but we work to balance selectivity with accessibility. Our goal is to take on as many motivated students as we possibly can. In 2019, we expect this number to rise given the expanded range of sponsorship opportunities that will be available throughout the year.
The application consists of 3 major steps: Common App, Resume, Industry App(s). The first captures your basic professional/academic/personal history as well as your general industry preferences. The second is straightforward – just upload your resume! And the third, depending on which industry you've indicated an interest in, captures your motivation and existing knowledge of that space. This is done through a combination of ranking questions, short answer responses and recorded videos. Keep in mind that the short answer and video sections are simply an opportunity for you to showcase your experiences and tell us why you are a good fit for ModernGuild, please don't be intimidated by them.
To get started, please create an account through our website. You will be guided through the process from there!
Video submissions are becoming increasingly common as a job application tool. It's important to us that we give all applicants a holistic review as opposed to relying purely on traditional GPA or written responses. The videos help us to evaluate our applicants in a more meaningful way, and gives students an opportunity to showcase how they think and who they are.