Last Thursday, I played hookie and skipped my last day of class to attend a startup recruiting event in NYC. Sponsored by some of the hottest startups in the city (i.e. Spotify), Uncubed brought together 80+ startups and 1000+ job-seekers for an afternoon of networking and info exchange. Oh the nerd-sanity!
I had no idea what to expect going into the event. In fact, I haven’t been to a real job fair since coming to bschool so I felt woefully under prepared. At the end of the day though, I felt pretty good about my new prospects and was very thirsty for a beer.
What I learned…
- If you haven’t heard about it yet, there is a major supply shortage of good programmers… If only I enjoyed programming more
- It almost feels like 1999
- I miss the speed and energy of working for a startup
- Having development/software engineer background + business skills ain’t too shabby
- I wasted too much time working on my LComm elevator pitch. Never will I ever use that pitch
- I’m only knocking on the front door, but it looks like NYC has a great tech startup scene
- Did every other founder attend either Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, Columbia or MIT?
- Brooklyn Brewery Summer Ale…. I need you
- Glad I made the trip, can’t wait to live in NYC