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Coworking Day video announcement
Our Startup LAunch Tech SBDC hosts Coworking Day on every last Thursday of the month across spaces and communities in Los Angeles. Designed by founders, for founders, coworking days provide access to programming, resources and community building activities to sustainably grow their startups! Check out this video that highlights our Coworking Day and stay tuned as we roll out more unique programming for our participants.
L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline students visit Hulu and Headspace
This month, our students were treated to several events on the westside, including a UX/UI design event with Hulu and a job prep workshop with Headspace. During their Hulu visit, students learned about the various opportunities at Hulu and participated in a UX/UI research session where they reviewed design mockups and provided feedback to the UX team.
This week, students also visited Headspace where they had a tour of the Headspace facilities, ending with a LinkedIn and resume workshop. Guided by Headspace team members, the students got tips on how to prepare for success when searching for a job in the tech industry and how to incorporate meditation to ease nerves before an interview. View our Instagram post here. Big thank you to Hulu and Headspace for hosting our students!
WorkforceReady in action
Earlier this year, we partnered with Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation on the rollout of their WorkforceReady pilot program. Since then, 67 of our internship program participants have had the opportunity to take online courses through WorkforceReady to strengthen and refine their soft skills to complement their technical skills gained in school or internships. The participants have been taking courses to prepare for interviews, internships and eventually the tech workforce. Some of the topics covered include professional writing, implicit bias training and tips on how to adjust to a new job. To make the pilot as beneficial as possible, we have been holding focus groups which offer participants the unique experience of practicing their online learning in-person and help us refine the online curriculum for future program participants. Our first round of the pilot ends and our second round begins on Sept. 5! We are excited to share more of the pilot results and participant outcomes as we head into the fall and winter.
Startup LAunch hosts advisor BBQ
Thank you to everyone that came out to our advisor barbecue! It was a great way to welcome our new advisors and celebrate a productive summer season, sharing our wins and challenges halfway through the year. Our community is strong, and we can’t wait to see how we finish the rest of the year.
Until we sync again,