CTI Accelerate

CTI Accelerate is an 18-month program that guides CS college students through a series of modules and workshops designed to prep them for interview problem solving, support their internship search, connect them with industry mentors, and get them started in a summer internship or mentored open-source project experience. Applications for the 2021-2022 program are due March 7, 2021.

Timeline for Accelerate Cohort I

The application period opens January 15 and closes March 7, 2021. 

Pre Program Preparation

Mar-Apr 2021

  • 2 Saturday workshops with a few assignments in-between
  • Independently practice and complete a series of “starter” problems in Python

Interview Problem Solving

Jun-Aug 2021 

  • ~10 hours per week including 2 live-instruction sessions, video guidance, study groups
  • Practice over 50 scaffolded problems common to technical interviews

Professional Dev & Preparation

Sep 2021-Feb 2022 

  • ~6-8 hours per week including 2 live workshops
  • Refine resume and LinkedIn profile, practice interviews, hone problem solving skills, and meet hiring orgs

Quality Engineering & Technical Prep

Mar-Apr 2022

  • ~6-8 hours per week including 2 live workshops
  • Get training on tools and techniques to develop ready-to-deploy code in corporate and open source contexts

Meaningful Work Experience

June – Aug 2022

  • Complete a traditional tech internship, a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), OR work on an open-source internship through CodeLabs

Learn more about CTI Accelerate