Big Ticket STEM Training to Develop the New Generation of the Diverse Innovators of the Future
Your diverse background might be your ticket to personalized training and world-class mentorship from the best engineers across the tech industry
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, collectively known as STEM make up the fastest-growing and highest paid fields in the U.S. with diverse job opportunities in careers ranging from senior engineers, programmers to operations director, yet diverse professionals are underrepresented in the industry.
A Pew Research report finds uneven progress in diversifying STEM fields. It reports that while Hispanics make up 17% of employed adults, they represent only 8% of STEM workers. Blacks, according to the report, make up 9% of STEM workers, but make up 11% of employed adults.
According to the report, current trends in STEM degree attainment appear unlikely to substantially narrow these gaps. Black and Latino/Hispanic adults are less likely to earn degrees in STEM than other degree fields, and they continue to make up a lower share of STEM graduates relative to their share of the adult population. And while women now earn a majority of all undergraduate and advanced degrees, they remain a small share of degree earners in fields like engineering and computer science – areas where they are significantly underrepresented in the work force.
Nowadays it’s imperative that STEM students have some type of internship experience on their resume that will enable them to stand out from the competition as well as provide some real-work scenarios to talk through during job interviews. Though the main objective is to get experience, some students might find a job opportunity. That’s a real win-win for any student.
Netflix is launching a new program with Formation to build a world where people from every walk of life have a seat at the table in tech. Their program will be completely free of charge for students accepted and it is designed to unlock the student engineering potential with personalized training and world-class mentorship from the best engineers across the tech industry.
This program was built to provide rising senior college students from historically marginalized groups with the technical training, senior engineering mentorship, and career coaching they need to prepare them for Netflix engineering roles. Most importantly, it will help bridge the skills gap, upskill experienced crew and improve diversity head-on.
The program is an intensive, hands-on experience requiring a minimum of 15 hours a week and participants can opt-in to the maximum 40 hours a week. The program is 100% remote and requires applicants to be fully dedicated to the program to be considered. Applications close on March 5th. For more information visit https://formation.dev/partners/netflix
Who should apply?
College students pursuing a BS/BA in technical field (Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Statistics) graduating in Spring/Summer 2024. Students who come from historically underrepresented backgrounds or identities in the technology industry are strongly encouraged to apply.
What to expect?
This program was built to provide rising senior college students from historically marginalized groups with the technical training, senior engineering mentorship, and career coaching they need to prepare them for Netflix engineering roles.
Time is the most valuable asset. Program participants are able to move through their exercises at any time of day they’d like and have their sessions scheduled around their availability. The program is an intensive, hands-on experience requiring a minimum of 15 hours a week and participants can opt-in to the maximum 40 hours a week. The program is 100% remote and requires applicants to be fully dedicated to the program in order to be considered.
The program was designed to support undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds and identities graduating in the Spring/Summer of 2024 completing a BS/BA in technical field (Computer Science, Engineering, Math, Statistics).
Applicants must submit an application and complete a coding benchmark assessment. Applicants selected to move forward will interview with a Formation Recruiter in March 2023. Students selected for the program will be notified in April 2023.
Get a personalized training plan to address your skill gaps
Built by senior engineers from FAANG companies, the program uses adaptive learning technology to diagnose your skill gaps and create a training plan to get you to the Netflix New Grad SWE hiring bar (and in turn, prepare you for other top-tier tech company interviews).
Train For New Grad Engineering roles
Work with senior engineers who provide detailed and actionable feedback during 1:1 and small group technical sessions. Get unlimited mock interviews with practicing engineers from top companies until you are consistently meeting the Netflix New Grad SWE performance bar.
Polish your application with industry recruiters
While you’re sharpening your technical skills, you’ll also work with career coaches and technical recruiters to refine your resume, craft your personal pitch, and fine-tune your behavioral interview skills.
Interview at high-growth tech companies
Participants who are fully dedicated to the program and demonstrate exceptional technical ability may have the opportunity to interview for a SWE New Grad role at Netflix in the fall (September 2023). While employment at Netflix is the primary goal, it is not guaranteed.
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