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.
Our final application deadline for Summer 2019 programming is May 9, 2019. We will begin our Virtual Career Fair on May 13th and it will run through May 29 (first two weeks focused on finance, last one focused on consulting). All active MG members will be invited to take part. Immediately upon conclusion, participants will be allowed to update their work preferences (ranking of companies, geographic locations and business units), which will feed our matching process. Company selections will take place in late-June and you can expect to hear if you've been matched with an opportunity by the end of June. From there, all matched students will undergo two weeks of Accelerator training and then interviews will begin in the last week of July. Our hope is that you will know exactly where you stand with your sponsoring company by the end of the semester!
What you learn depends largely on the particular Accelerator you apply for. 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.