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Getting Hired How to Get a Job in Product Management

2/9/2013 12:00 PM - 2/7/2013 3:00 PM

GETTING HIRED: HOW TO GET A JOB IN PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

SATURDAY, 9 FEBRUARY, 12 – 3 PM

Donovan Sung

Product Manager, Spotify

Miles Lennon

Product Manager, Spotify

TAKEAWAYS

What is expected of a product manager

The various paths to product management, and practical tips for moving laterally into the field

Learn what interviewers are looking for through experience

The best ways to find and pursue openings

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

Product management is one of the most sought-after careers in technology. Learn how people land jobs as product managers, walk away with practical tips to leverage your current job to move into product management, and experience what it is like to be interviewed for the role. This class is meant for undergraduates, entrepreneurs and professionals who are curious about product management.

PREREQS & PREPARATION

Prepare a presentation of a project to make Spotify better. The project should meet these criteria:

High-priority and well planned out

Present a problem or missed opportunity backed by some supporting evidence

Total time is 10 minutes, discussion to follow

You'll be able to project on a TV screen and use a whiteboard

To prepare this presentation you will need to sign-up for Spotify if you haven’t already, which will perhaps include doing the 30-day free trial of Spotify premium. Bring your laptop with the presentation on it on the day of the class.

Three students will be randomly selected to present to the audience. These students will field questions from the instructors and then anybody else in the audience. Those who are not selected will be able to discuss the contents of their presentations (i.e. different approaches) while giving feedback This is a learning experience, so nobody should feel like they are not qualified to participate.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR(S)

Donovan Sung

Product Manager,

Spotify

Donovan Sung is a Product Manager at Spotify. Formerly worked at YouTube, Google, Microsoft, IBM. Studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley.

Miles Lennon

Product Manager,

Spotify

Miles Lennon is a Product Manager at Spotify. Formerly Head of Product Management at GameGround, a venture-backed online skill-gaming community, Product Manager at Tracked.com, a venture-backed business information tracking service, and Founder at Textworks, an SMS-based group messaging service. Studied Math and Economics at Columbia University.

REFUND POLICY

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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