What is a Tech Fellow?
Tech Fellows are students just like you who are trained by CodePath to deliver industry-supported courses at their schools. As a Tech Fellow, you could bring an exciting Cybersecurity, iOS, or Android class to your campus and become part of the CodePath community with access to mentorship and other opportunities.
What to expect
- Currently enrolled at the college or university where the course will run.
- Should be Sophomore or higher level. Not a graduate.
- Has Computer Science background:
- Completed an intro to object oriented programming course or have existing familiarity
- Completed a data structures and algorithms course or have existing familiarity.
- Can commit to participating in the pre-course Tech Fellow Training Program.
- Attend and actively participate in the TF Training.
- Build community on your campus with CodePath's support.
- Non-credit courses must have a minimum of 2 Tech Fellows in order to be admitted.
- Minimum time commitment:
- Application Process: Complete a pre-work assignment (2-3 hours total)
- During Training: 5-10 hours per week during training (7 weeks in total)
- During Course: 5-10 hours per week during the course (10-12 weeks in total) Please note, this can be split up between multiple TFs
Perks & benefits
- Work in service of CodePath’s mission, and provide important learning opportunities for other students.
- Practice technical presentation & communication skills
- Leadership skill development
- Technical debugging skills improvement
- Support with resume building & credibility
- Higher priority given for opportunities to career fairs, scholarships, conferences, and projects
- Build Community on Campus
Hear from Our Tech Fellows
"I love being a part of CodePath as a tech fellow because the organization truly cares about sharing the important steps to be successful. I’ve met many inspirational people coming from the supervisors, tech fellows, and students parts of the network. As a facilitator, I’ve gained a better understanding of imposter syndrome and the various challenges different students face. I’m thankful for the lessons learned with CodePath."
San Diego State University
"One of the best aspects of being a CodePath Tech Fellow is that we get to reinforce what we learn by teaching it immediately after. Even though I became an iOS Tech Fellow without any background in iOS development, there are always engineers and teachers to answer our questions and troubleshoot. The supportive community helped me reduce a lot of fear in getting into computer science as a woman."
"I love being a Tech Fellow because it allows me to interact with students that are just as passionate about Computer Science as me. Not only do I get to teach them, I am also learning so much from the questions that they ask! Furthermore, teaching is one of the hardest things I have ever done and this opportunity has allowed to gain so much more knowledge and experience on the subject."
University of California, San Diego
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We are proud to offer our CodePath courses at over 50 diverse campuses throughout the United States.