Want to work in project management? Pathrise has opened a new track in Project & Program Management to help you launch your career. While we had previously focused on helping people land more technical roles, we had always worked closely with project management professionals and got plenty of fellowship requests from aspiring project managers. Now that we’ve onboarded expert project management and program management mentors with a tested curriculum, we’re excited to help people land their dream job in this rewarding field.
Instead of a course on project management skills, we offer career mentorship and technical interview prep. We help fellows land their dream job in these fields, sharpening their more technical skills along the way.
Our project management program is remote and flexible. Fellows have about 10 hours work per week, with 1-on-1 meetings scheduled as needed. Expert mentors help fellows optimize their resumes, perfect their online profiles, source opportunities, and network as effectively as possible. Fellows also participate in rigorous mock interview sessions and meet weekly for reflections to improve after real interviews.
While we teach fellows to manage projects from start to finish, we focus on another skill: how to communicate to hiring managers. Fellows learn to convey depth of project execution knowledge, as well mastering “napkin math” to quickly estimate market size and project scope. Optional workshops are also available to develop more specific project and program management skills.
We guarantee fellows a job. Fellows pay nothing unless they land a great job in project management or program management. Past project management fellows have been placed at companies like Amazon, Tata, and Rivian.
Our project management mentors also hail from top companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon. One of our new mentors, Simone Alexander, has over 10+ years of Project and Program management experience. In addition to spearheading successful start-up projects, she launched and ran the TED Fellows Program.
While promotions and new positions may increase salary over a professional’s career, starting salary has the biggest impact on lifetime earnings. Sadly, few young professionals even try to negotiate a higher starting salary. Many experienced project managers don’t even bother trying to negotiate a higher salary when taking new positions. Why? Nerves, usually. Some candidates fear negotiation will sour employers’ opinion of them, or even get their offer retracted. Others fall into gotcha questions by giving a specific figure early in the interview process, which makes negotiating difficult.
That’s where Pathrise comes in. Our mentors handle the entire process, usually increasing fellows’ salary 10-20% through negotiation alone. We’ve never had an offer retracted from negotiation.
If you would like to work 1-on-1 with any one of our mentors to land your dream job in project management at your dream salary, join Pathrise. We offer a 2-week free trial so you can see if the program is a good fit.