PathMatch Summer Accelerator is an innovative 12-week program in which you take a career-focused course blended with an internship. No matter your major or intended career path, you'll gain industry-relevant skills and join a network of exceptional students and professionals.
Our online courses are taught by industry experts who currently work in the field. You'll be learning the latest technologies leveraged by companies today. You'll also have expert speakers and virtual events to learn and network with professionals in your desired career.Explore Accelerators
Each week, you'll have the opportunity to attend virtual events to learn and network with professionals in your desired career. Connect with professionals 3-5 years into their careers where their insights can be immediately relevant and impactful in your college journey.
After you complete the online curriculum, you'll be matched with one of our internship partners and work remotely with other students on real-world projects. Having work experience on your resume and a network will give you a significant edge in your future internship and/or job search.Explore Accelerators
PathMatch Accelerators unite students, industry professionals, and companies from around the US. You'll get valuable experience that will help you stand out when applying for jobs at forward-thinking companies after graduation.Explore Accelerators
I switched majors 3 times during Freshman year and was completely lost and anxious. After taking the PathMatch matching assessment and learning about my matched paths, I selected a path in Web Development and was able to move forward with confidence. I was able to quickly learn skills and land an internship that has actually turned into a multi-year part-time paid internship. Truly one of the best experiences of my life!
EARNING POTENTIAL INCREASE
The average college course at top universities costs $5000+. However, it's tough to calculate the value of that course to your career. PathMatch Accelerators teach you skills you don't learn in your college courses AND pair it with an internship that builds your resume. Internships at top companies can pay $9-16K/summer. Starting entry-level salaries at top firms can be $85+ bonus. But, you can't land these without previous experience. Our Accelerators give you the skills and experience you'll need to increase your odds of landing top internships/jobs, thus increasing your earning potential.
WHY WE BUILT THESE
After working with thousands of students to help them land internships and jobs, it's become so clear that your starting point is crucial. There are 19.6M students in college competing for roughly 1.5M internships each year, so the competition to even attain experience is steep.
From the time you start college, you start building your resume. This resume will follow you for the rest of your career. Your first job is extremely important as it determines your second, third, and so on. Landing your first job often starts with the Junior year internship as hundreds of companies use their internship program to make new grad offers. But, landing the junior year internship is difficult if you don't already have experience from a previous summer. Chicken meet egg.
Employers receive hundreds if not thousands of applicants for every available internship. So, building the case that they should hire YOU requires thoughtful planning and preparation. While GPA and school matter, skills and experience matter as much, if not sometimes more. Your resume will be one of hundreds/thousands. Will it serve you well?
Internships for Freshmen and Sophomores are notoriously difficult to land as you often don't have the skills necessary to be helpful to companies. That's where PathMatch comes in. 6 weeks of accelerated skill-building + 6 weeks of resume-building internships = the launchpad for your next internship/job search.
Accelerator program sizes are limited, so you will want to complete the application process immediately in order to secure a spot.
Our program is ideal for:
- Rising Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors looking to ensure they have the skills and experience to land competition internships and new grad jobs.
- We look for students who are genuinely motivated to succeed. Students who understand that college classes alone are only going to get you so far. Employers look at resumes to determine who they want to interview and unless you have internship experience, you're going to struggle against the competition.
Each accelerator costs $3,999. This covers all online curriculum + internship placement + guidance throughout your internship + coaching at the end of the Accelerator to prepare you for your future recruiting process. Think about this as an investment in your future self. Our programs are designed to improve your future career prospects.
No, our Accelerator programs are designed for students with no experience. We'll help you build the relevant skills needed to be productive in your internship. The purpose of our Accelerators is to help you build skills and experience, as well as prepare for future internship/job interview processes.
Our Accelerators courses are delivered fully online and combine self-directed (asynchronous) learning with live (synchronous) sessions. Our courses are designed to provide some rigor in accelerating your understanding of key concepts and skills, while also giving you the flexibility to complete the curriculum and work deliverables on your own schedule each week. A good rule of thumb is to allocate roughly 20 hours per week to the Accelerator so you can master skills in the first 6 weeks and complete weekly projects weeks 7-12.
Unfortunately, we currently do not offer course credit.
The $1000 program deposit is non-refundable under any circumstances. This is because PathMatch has a limited number of spaces available due to internship matching and has incurred costs planning each program.
Accelerator Cancellation by the Participant
In the event that you no longer want to attend your Accelerator, please let PathMatch know in writing more than 20 (twenty) working days prior to the Accelerator. We will work with you to refund:
- the Fee amount that has been paid to PathMatch, excluding the deposit, if you furnish PathMatch with valid reasons and legitimate documentation for your withdrawal from the Accelerator, such as severe illness or a death in the family; or
- the amount you have paid of the Program Fee, if any, once 30% of the total Fee and the deposit have been deducted, if we do not accept the reason for your cancelation.
In the event that you cancel your attendance 20 (twenty) working days or less prior to the commencement of the Program or during the Program, you will still be responsible to pay the full Program fee because all Program preparations have been made and PathMatch cannot replace your spot in the Program.
Accelerator Cancellation by PathMatch
**PathMatch reserves the right to refuse your Accelerator application prior to the payment of the deposit and/or cancel an Accelerator Program for any reason in its sole discretion.**
In the event that a Program or skills development course is canceled by PathMatch at whatever time, PathMatch will notify you as soon as practically possible in writing.
If the cancellation of an Accelerator was in the reasonable control of PathMatch, we will work with you to refund you the amount that you’ve already paid for the Accelerator, within 40 (forty) working days.
If the cancellation of an Accelerator was not in PathMatch’s reasonable control, such as governmental restrictions or instances of force majeure, we will work to refund you the amount that you’ve already paid for the Accelerator, less non-recoverable costs and the deposit, within 40 (forty) working days.
**You have no further claim against PathMatch for any loss or damage incurred as a result of this cancellation, whether direct, indirect or consequential.**
All Accelerator programs take place virtually and can be done from the comfort of your home. Our online curriculum is self-paced with weekly check-ins with your coaches. You'll have weekly mini-assignments and assessments to complete to ensure you're staying on track, so you're prepared for your internship.
All internships are also virtual. You'll have the opportunity to participate in team meetings via Zoom/Google Meet with your internship company. You'll also have weekly calls with your internship coach to address any questions you might have about your weekly internship deliverables.
Our program has an application process and is not open enrollment. Once a prospective student fills out the form or calls our admissions team, they will go through an initial phone interview. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will receive confirmation of acceptance into their Accelerator via email confirmation.
No, all that is needed for our Accelerators is your laptop and an eagerness to learn.
Yes, we offer all of our students career support and coaching, including resume writing, LinkedIn profile review, portfolio reviews, and technical and behavioral interview training.