Five months with a full-stack prepared intern who is ready to code and hungry to learn, and if a good fit for your company, can convert to a full-time employee immediately upon internship completion. With an over 90% placement rate in the industry, Ada graduates are highly sought after when they complete the Ada program.
An opportunity to be a part of real and meaningful change in the tech community regarding the diversity gap and equity. This issue is at the top of mind of everyone in the industry, and people want to help from the top to the bottom. This is a way to really do something about it.
The opportunity to meet each of our students one-on-one throughout the classroom portion of the program. Create a pipeline of talented and diverse candidates that can fill your hiring needs.
Access to a talent pipeline of highly skilled, highly qualified women and gender-expansive developers for your engineering teams. Ada strives for intersectional diversity with a focus on serving Black, Latine, Indigenous Americans, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, LGBTQIA+, and low-income people. We want to see more women and gender-expansive people in the industry.
Involvement in the Ada community of alum, volunteers, partners, and supporters. The Ada community is everything to this mission. We couldn’t do the work we do without the countless hours from our industry volunteers. Ada Alums are the backbone of the community — they act as donors, board members, mentors, and volunteers. These individuals are the beating heart of our mission and show up in the most meaningful way to create the change they want to see.
Mock interviewers help prepare students for internship interviews by simulating technical whiteboard interviews. Students go through technical questions with interviewers and learn how to think through problems. Interviewers need a technical background and experience conducting technical interviews. Time commitment is 4 hours a session, typically October-November and/or April-May.
Ada teaching assistants come in for weekly afternoon shifts to help out any students who need help with their projects. Time commitment is 1-4 hours a week, for 5 months.
Mentors meet with students who do not have interpersonal connections to people in tech to give insight on tech culture, job hunting, interviewing, and more. Time commitment is 2 hours a month, for 5 months.
Admissions volunteers have the option to review applications, interview applicants, or both. Application reviews are remote and volunteers can select how many applications they would like to review. Interviewers must be able to come to the Ada office for a block of 3 hours at a time. Time commitment is mostly flexible for 1-3 months from September-November and/or March-May.
It’s not all about the code! We appreciate supportive gestures like bringing in lunch/snacks, encouraging notes, event tickets, or industry swag. Feeling the buy-in from the larger tech community goes a long way for stressed students. Time commitment is flexible.