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Cornell University


Monday, October 24, 2016
Product Management Training Program

with ProSky and BEST: Why Product Management? Product Managers are responsible for the strategy, roadmap and feature definition of a product. Learn how to analyze markets and competitive conditions, create a vision that differentiates and delivers unique value based on demand.
Learning Goals By the end of this 5-week program you will understand and be able to apply skills in:

  • customer identification
  • testing and validating a viable product
  • competitive market analysis
  • understanding different personas
  • communication across teams (like tech, marketing, sales, business)
  • product roadmap and lifecycle

Starting October 24, you will meet weekly with your teams; expect to commit 7-10h/week to your project.

More info. Open to all. Here's the link to pay by credit card ($199). BEST trainees will be reimbursed upon successful completion of the program.

What is ProSky? ProSky trains candidates on in-demand skills. Candidates will get trained by industry professionals and take on projects from actual companies, via ProSky's online platform. See how your scientific prowess can transition into the business world, network with professionals, and even get hired.

About BEST Trained scientists are needed in many sectors of our economy and in academia. The BEST (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training) program provides accurate career information and career-oriented experiences to graduate students and post-docs. The goals are to help trainees make informed choices about their career and to help them find career matches that best fit their individual skills and strengths. With these goals in mind the nationwide consortium of 17 institutions awarded BEST grants funded by the National Institutes of Health are working together to redefine the paradigm for PhD education.

The Cornell BEST Program provides detailed information to STEM trainees about career options as well as active learning customized to specific career tracks in Science Policy; Industry, Entrepreneurship & Management; Science Communication; and Governance, Risk & Compliance. Getting involved in BEST requires a short application, but everyone is different and the BEST experience can include individual consultations with career mentors, participation in seminars, hands-on workshops, involvement in clubs, taking courses, site visits, and/or trainee initiated projects. Flexible “BESTernships” with advisor consent are also encouraged. Participation is voluntary according to individual time constraints, but the more you invest—in planning, exploring, and experiencing in order to make informed career decisions—  the more you will benefit.

How have previous Cornell trainees benefitted from ProSky? See this short video or download the flyer.

online Oct. 24 to Dec. 2
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