How VFA Fellows find the right roles
We spent the last six months meeting thousands of impressive candidates from across the country, and we couldn’t be more excited about our 2017 Fellow class! There’s just one more step before Training Camp: helping every Fellow on their hunt for the right job.
No two Fellows share the same skills or career goals, which is why we never place Fellows at jobs. To ensure the best match, Fellows drive their own job searches.
But they’re not on their own! On top of resume help, email edits, and interview prep, we’ve created two tools to help Fellows find the right fit: VFA Match, where Fellows can see open opportunities, and a series of job fairs in VFA cities across the country.
VFA Match is a job portal just for Fellows, where the startups we work with post their open positions.
Match lets Fellows search for jobs by city, industry, size, role, and more. It allows Fellows to reach out to companies directly, and for companies to contact Fellows with promising resumes, too.
It’s an easy way to keep track of every exciting opportunity, so Fellows never miss a thing.
Regional job fairs
It’s one thing to research companies online, and a whole different thing to meet your potential future coworkers in person. That’s why we host regional job fairs all around the country!
Fellows head to cities like Birmingham, St. Louis, Cleveland, and Baltimore to interview with startups from the area—and get to know the cities they might soon call home.
Every job fair weekend includes interview prep with the VFA team, conversations with about 4–8 companies, several opportunities to meet the other startups in attendance, and plenty of time to hang out with older Fellow classes who know the cities, companies, and job search process well.
Job searching doesn’t get more fun than this!