GETTING HIRED: HOW TO GET A JOB IN PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
SATURDAY, 9 FEBRUARY, 12 – 3 PM
Product Manager, Spotify
Product Manager, Spotify
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 is a Product Manager at Spotify. Formerly worked at YouTube, Google, Microsoft, IBM. Studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley.
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.
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.