Launch FAQ for Companies

If after reading through these you still have questions, please let us know at launch@hackcville.com.

Our Training Process

What does the training process look like?

For the first three weeks of the summer (May 18 – June 5th), accepted students will participate in immersive, intensive skills training to become full-stack developers, marketers, UX designers, business development pros, or data scientists.

What is taught to the Software Engineering students?

Our Software Engineering interns learn to make fully functional web applications with modern languages and frameworks. Interns learn how to work with a team to build, deploy, and iterate high-quality software with modern frameworks and version control. Students work on several sample client projects to learn how to meet user and client requirements. We also train students how to work efficiently as a developer and how to quickly pick up new tools and frameworks. In addition, they can:

  • find meaningful API data
  • create databases in Firebase
  • source control through GitHub
  • deploy their final web pages

What is taught to the UX Design students?

Our User Experience Design interns learn the process to create user-centered and data-driven products. Students are trained in the design process of making quality products: process research, testing, development, content, and protopying. We train students on how to conduct in-depth research and data-driven user testing. They’ll then learn how to create interactive prototypes to test designs with users and iterate to evolve their concepts. Our training also includes:

  • competitive analysis and usability testing
  • survey design and A/B testing
  • visual design principles and wireframing
  • prototyping with tools like Figma, InVision, and Sketch

What is taught to the Digital Marketing students?

Our Digital Marketing interns learn how to produce integrated marketing campaigns, start to finish. Students are trained in market research, marketing strategy, SEO, social media advertising, data analysis, and the basics of design. Our project-based curriculum has students work with local businesses on real marketing campaigns. In most cases, the students’ ideas are carried out. We’ll round out their training by covering popular digital marketing tools, including:

  • email marketing and automation in MailChimp
  • keyword analysis and strategy with Google AdWords
  • audience targeting and strategy with FB Ad Manager
  • Conversion rate optimization with Google Analytics

What is taught to the Data Science students?

Our Data Science interns learn the tools and techniques to be useful data scientists before they arrive at your door. In our project-based immersive program, our amazing students get their hands dirty and deliver polished insights. The curriculum includes training in Python, SQL, Tableau, and advanced Excel, as well as an introduction to machine learning. By the end of our program, they will be ready to identify data sets or use existing ones to provide immediately valuable insights. They can also do the following:

  • find, scrape, and clean data
  • create statistical analyses
  • predictive modeling
  • database design
  • data visualizations
  • machine learning
  • regression models

What is taught to the Business Development students?

Our Business Development interns learn how to build systems, generate leads, score prospects, and build partnerships. Students are trained in inbound qualification, discovery calls, outbound prospecting, multi-channel outreach, and crafting persuasive emails. Our project-based curriculum has students work with local businesses on real campaigns. In most instances, the students’ ideas are executed. We’ll round out their training by covering popular sales tools and practices, including

  • lead qualification through BANT
  • outbound prospecting and objection handling
  • building rapport through questions
  • creating automated sales systems with popular sales tools

What else do you teach your students?

All students will also go through professional development training to learn how to be effective and communicative employees. We’ll start by introducing students to the basics of how startups and tech companies work and operate. We’ll train students to become expert, effective communicators through regular project presentations, email-writing workshops, and interview practice. Finally, our students will be introduced to the basics of common workplace digital tools, including Slack, Salesforce, G Suite, and more.


OUR MATCHING PROCESS

How do you match students with companies for the internship portion of the program?

HackCville’s program makes the internship recruiting process as simple as possible. After HackCville receives a Company Partner’s deposit, we can start matching our students with opportunities at the Partner company. After we collect a company’s specific job description, project outline, and/or technologies required, HackCville will find numerous students that fit that profile out of its accepted student pool.

Further, based on materials that the company gives us, HackCville will socialize the Partner’s opportunity to our accepted students. After that, we will hand-select candidates that are interested in the Partner internship and have the skills required by the company. HackCville will then send Partners 2 or 3 students at a time who will then be available for interviews. This process usually goes quickly and companies sometimes do multiple rounds of candidate assessments.

HackCville’s staff will work with each company Partner and each student to ensure excellent matches. As of August 2019, we have 210 matches under our belts with an extremely high satisfaction rate from both students and companies.


COMPANY INTERNSHIP

Tell me more about what the company internship looks like.

For the remaining 10 weeks of the summer (June 8th – August 15) HackCville provides each Company Partner with immediately useful, skilled, and trained students. Students will work as project interns at HackCville’s Company Partners for 40 hours/week at the company’s offices. (Remote work is also possible.) These students should effectively serve as immediately-useful team members to help you launch a new marketing campaign, digital product, or data analysis project.

What types of students can I bring on to my team?

You can bring on any number or combination of engineering, UX design, business development, digital marketing, or data science students.

How much management time is expected of my company during the internship?

We know onboarding and managing interns is often time-consuming, difficult, and distracting. HackCville instructors and staff will check in with each student for 30-45 minutes each week to make sure they’re being as effective as possible. Further, we’ll check in with a designated Partner contact to ensure the internship is progressing satisfactorily.

What do I have to provide in order to participate?

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