Tag: engineering

How to tackle the startup job interview

A well-prepared interview is like setting one foot in the door already. The key points vary a bit depending on the position you’re applying. We conducted the best tips for you to prepare. Be aware of the time difference. The time difference in San Francisco is –10 hours. So 6–9

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Clueless Geek's Guide to San Francisco

How can an introverted Finnish geek survive in a vivid city like San Francisco? This was my foremost concern when thinking about U.S. internship back in spring 2015. And here I am, near Silicon Valley, midst of all the technological happening. I’m Ruksi, Startuplifers intern and all-around code cowboy currently occupied with neural networks

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Hello from San Francisco!

Hello from San Francisco!  Juhis, 26, computer science student from University of Turku and for the last two months been interning at Chartio. All it really takes is some courage and craziness and most importantly, belief in yourself to apply, ace the interview and move to the other side of

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Programmer's startup truths

This is a guest post from Mika, a mobile developer coming from Oulu, and now working at Better Doctor in San Francisco. In my infinite wisdom I have decided to write this blog post telling some cold truths about programmers’ life in startup companies. Don’t get me wrong, I love

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Building a portfolio site

Here’s something for folks planning to apply to Startup Life. A lot of people have made their own portfolio websites to support their application and to stand out from the LinkedIn-only crowd. Especially for business students and designers it’s also a great way to demonstrate some knowledge in basic web

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No (more) resumes

Some have wondered why we”re only interested in your online presence and those 50 words you submit. Here”s why. Resumes are dead. Seriously, it”s time to move on from the nicely designed word/keynote/pdf documents. Instead we really encourage you to take the time and concentrate on building your web presence. 

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Announcing the batch 1/2012 interns of Startup Life

We’re thrilled to announce our second batch of Startup Life interns. Starting their journey in Silicon Valley in a couple of weeks (or even days!) we have a great combination of students from all three Aalto-schools: industrial designers, software engineers, business students, all interning in world-changing startups. You’ll get to

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So you want to work in a startup?

Startups are extremely selective in their hiring. It requires an entirely different set of skills to be successful in a startup than in a large corporation. “Don’t bore me, show me what you built”, says Paul Bragiel, the founder of I/O Ventures. Time is of essence in startups and to

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