CORE

CURRICULUM

The Core Curriculum brings students together across tracks for career-focused workshops, emotional intelligence (EQ) discussions, and cross-functional projects at local startups.

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The Core Curriculum is the heart of the Startup Institute experience. It focuses on the skills and mindsets that separate great hires from good ones. As the backbone of the program, the Core makes up the bulk of weeks 1, 7 & 8 and makes weekly appearances as well.​

The Core strengthens the weaknesses you didn’t even know you had. It’s hard to describe the personal confidence that comes with this kind of self-transformation.

- SI NYC grad Tay Tufenkjian

Here are some of the EQ focused discussions and experiences:


Identifying Areas for Improvement

Defining your weakness is the first step to iterating to become the talent you want to be. In the first day of the program we ask you to define one thing you are terrible at, which you can work on over the next 8 weeks. By putting this stake in the ground, you earn the support of your cohort to help you improve.


Introverts & Extroverts in Startups

Are startups more biased towards introverts or extroverts than traditional companies? Which do you think you are? Which do you act as? How does, or should, this impact your career search? How does this impact your performance on the job? How does this impact your email workflow? This session is designed to help you to consider your preferences when analyzing startup cultures so you can position yourself to perform at optimal levels.

Below are some of the Career focused workshops:


You Don't Know Startup

What is startup culture? What are founders really like? What is it like to work at a startup? This session uncovers the true nature of working at an early stage company. Personally, startups are an emotional and gritty rollercoaster. Professionally, they are a unique blend of career autonomy balanced with unparalleled collaboration.


Team Roles & Dynamics

"So, what's your title these days?"

"I don't know, but here's what I am working on."


Your job will change in the next year. Successful startups grow, which means increasing both their employee headcount and customer base. Every new hire changes the dynamics of a team and your role within it. This session defines the phrase "wear many hats" and considers what it means to develop a career in startups.


The Core Curriculum experience also includes the IdeaHack and the Partner Project. To see details on those, and more on Career-Focused Workshops and EQ Intensives, please download the full Core syllabus, below.

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LEARN THE SOFT SKILLS FROM SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS.

Those who scoff at the importance of social skills are on the wrong side of history. Just ask any of our core curriculum instructors, all of whom have proven time-and-again that they know what it takes to build a productive and happy mission-based workforce.

Summer '15 Full-Time Program

Jun 22 to Aug 14, 2015

Application Deadline 1: 01 April, 2015 $5,250

Application Deadline 2: 11 May, 2015 $5,750

Application Deadline 3:

01 June, 2015

$5,900

Summer '15 Full-Time Program

Jun 22 to Aug 14, 2015

Application Deadline 1: 01 April, 2015 $5,250

Application Deadline 2: 11 May, 2015 $5,750

Application Deadline 3:

01 June, 2015

$5,900

Summer '15 Full-Time Program

Jun 22 to Aug 14, 2015

Application Deadline 1: 01 April, 2015 $5,250

Application Deadline 2: 11 May, 2015 $5,750

Application Deadline 3:

01 June, 2015

$5,900

Students are admitted on a rolling basis, based on class capacity.
Please note that each deadline represents a distinct period in which you may apply, not a succession of steps for your application. For more information please visit the Application Process page.

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