Hacker Fellows Do's & Don'ts
Thoughts and insights coming from past & current Hacker Fellows as well as our team. We'll keep on updating the list and tweeting them out (@hackerfellows) as we get more.
Andrew Higginbotham, 2016 Hacker Fellow
Do: Talk with and trust Sam and Brad to help you with problems you have.
Don't: Don't worry too much about money. It works out in the end!
Sam Ging, Program Director, Hacker Fellows
Do: In your application, strongly state and be proud of your experience.
Don't: Don't be fake during the Hacker Fellows application and interview process.
Wenbo Qiao, 2015 Hacker Fellow
Do: Realize that working for a startup is not a 9-5 job, but an adventure. It's definitely the harder way towards a better self.
Don't: Don't only focus on what you are, what you know today. Focus on the future, invest in your self.
Mario Karatasios, 2016 Hacker Fellow
Do: Have fun with the application: let out your complete, unadulterated personality. This is a startup fellowship, not a court room. #nofilter
Don't: Don't hold back -- odds are the things you censor out for other companies are the qualities and values of Hacker Fellows.
Shean Krolicki, 2016 Hacker Fellow
Do: Never be afraid to take risks.
Don't: Don't follow what everyone else is doing.
Bradley Hoos, Executive Director, Hacker Fellows
Do: Come prepared, open-minded, and willing to be yourself during interviews with us and the startups.
Dont: Don't dress up, be scripted, or try to be what you think we want to see during your Hacker Fellows interviews.
Anne Mathis, 2018 Hacker Fellows Intern
Do: Make sure you like the people interviewing you, or that you'll be working with. You'll be seeing a lot of them, and it's a great feeling when you look forward to seeing your coworkers!
Don't: Stay up late. Studies show night owls have twice the risk for psychological disorders than their early-bird counterparts. Plus, you won't get tired in the afternoon. More pep!
Caleb Latimer, 2018 Hacker Fellow
Do: Ask questions and get out and explore when you have the chance to.
Don't: Try to use block chain for everything.