We were thrilled to have 16 students from Syracuse University visit us at bitly HQ on Thursday. Their visit was planned as part of SU’s EntreTech NYC course, a class designed to to expose students to information-based companies and entrepreneurs in New York City.
Bitly employees from all different roles took the time to speak with the EntreTech NYC students, showcasing the range of opportunities at startup companies like bitly. Presenters included our senior data scientist Brian Eoff, VP of engineering Pete Miron, quality assurance lead Carol Mirakove, application engineer Sean O’Connor, recruiter Alex Valcic, sales team member Gavin Bernstein, customer success team member Whitney Hillyer, product manager Matt LeMay and community manager Julia Wilson.
The visit highlighted the different backgrounds and skill sets of startup employees. Our employees shared their day-to-day responsibilities and told stories of their own transitions from fields like music, art history and creative writing to their current positions. They talked about how a tech background isn’t always needed to excel in a startup company and there are plenty of opportunities in fields like community management and sales that also need to be filled.
We had a great time talking to the students and meeting this next generation of entrepreneurs. You can see more of the conversation that took place, along with comments and pictures, in this Storify.6 months ago