Info Session - The Shortcut’s Catalyst Program Python Edition , The Shortcut, torstai, 18. heinäkuu 2019

From personal branding to coding.
The Catalyst Program is designed to strengthen the participants’ skills and develop new ones that will help them kick start their careers in startups. Our program has a hands-on approach where participants will put their new digital skills in action through projects and workshops. This evening is yours and we will be more than happy to answer all your questions regarding the program, requirments and any other question, you might have !

Participants will get an opportunity to:

Navigate through the startup ecosystem

Develop your personal brand and visibility within the Finnish job market 

Join our peer learning clubs

Attend our Python training 

Access our great community of startup doers and founders

Apply for jobs/internships in startups and scaleups in our ecosystem



7 out of 10 jobs in Finland are not publicly advertised. Thus, in our immersion week, we will focus on personal branding, networking and getting to know the startup ecosystem. This includes, self-assessment, skills mapping & storytelling. Furthermore, you will be introduced to pitching techniques, creative Job search and how to display yourself in the world wide web.
Working in startups might be different. Get the startup mindset: we introduce you to the startup ecosystem. You will have the opportunity to explore various startup hubs and communities across the Helsinki region such as Kiuas, Design Factory, A-Grid, Helsinki Think Company, Maria01. Thus, be a part of multiple networking and industry-specific learning opportunities.
2. Training  
Full-time intensive training, with practical exercises. Participants will also learn to use Git and create portfolio on Github. The training entails the following learning goals:

Write Python script for scripting/automation purposes

Use Python to build projects

Kick off full stack development path

3. Projects / Internships
Acquiring skills is nice but to show them is even better. At The Shortcut, we believe that the best way to showcase what you are capable of is by impressing your future employer with your own work. This is why we create networking opportunities and connections into the startup ecosystem. Create your own portfolio and convince with your attitude and your achievements.
An internship is the natural next step to a career in a start-up. You will get to use your newly acquired networking skills to find startups you are interested in and pitch yourself to them. Scary? The Shortcut will support you all the way and share its knowledge as well as present networking opportunities and introduce to people we know.

Motivation and commitment until the end 

Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS  (You don’t know it yet ? No problem ! Start learning it now, you can find a lot of stuff on the internet).

Javascript and other programming languages are considered as a big plus 

Non-Finnish citizens, registered with the TE-office as unemployed jobseekers and who have valid residence permit

Those who are fluent in spoken and written English 

People confident using basic office technology

Info Session - The Shortcut’s Catalyst Program Python Edition

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