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Career and Resume Advice: Student Edition

With the launch of YC’s list of startups hiring for fall 2020 interns, I’ve been getting a lot of requests for advice from students about their upcoming fall plans. I provided some resume tips previously, and now I want to answer some frequently asked questions that are relevant to students.

YC Companies Looking for Fall 2020 Interns

We’ve spoken to a number of college students who are considering foregoing a virtual fall term and instead looking to gain valuable work experience. In turn, many YC companies have had great experiences with their 2020 summer interns. One founder noted, “We had a really successful summer term. I could rave for a long time.” Despite Covid-19, many of these startups are still seeing strong demand for their product and have raised enough money to weather this downturn. They’re actively looking to hire bright and talented students to help ship more product and continue moving their companies forward.

Engineer #1 at ReadMe (YC W15): Marc Cuva

Marc Cuva is the lead Product Manager at ReadMe (YC W15) where he was also the company’s first full-time engineer. Learn more about Marc’s impact on the company vision, his transition to product, and the mentorship he’s gotten from ReadMe’s founder to further his development.

Advice for job seekers on resumes and reaching out

To help job seekers amid this crisis, I’m spending a lot of time doing 1-1s and resume reviews. Below are my most common pieces of advice. Mail me…

Participate in Cal Hacks’ hack:now and win prizes including summer mentorship or a YC interview

On April 24-26th, Cal Hacks is running hack:now, a 36-hour global online hackathon to foster innovative and technical solutions to challenges around the COVID-19 pandemic. Y Combinator is partnering with Cal Hacks and offering prizes for winners, including mentorship for top teams and a top prize of an interview for a future YC batch.

Meet 8 YC startups that are hiring right now

Many YC startups are actively hiring on Work at a Startup across engineering, product, design, marketing and more. We asked founders to shoot a 30-second video describing their businesses and open roles. Meet them here.

Finding your next role through Y Combinator

At YC, we want to help those who have been impacted by recent layoffs. As always, anyone is welcome to create a profile on Work at a Startup, which makes it simple to browse the 400+ YC companies that are actively hiring, including larger ones like Segment, Brex and Instacart. YC companies on the platform are well-funded and in a strong position to find their next engineer, PM, designer, ops/sales person and more. We’re working to keep all the jobs on the platform up-to-date.

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