What is a Tech Fellow?
Tech Fellows (TF) are ambitious student leaders that are trained by CodePath to deliver successful CodePath courses to their peers. TFs volunteer to facilitate the sessions at their university and provide assistance to students during each class, while being fully supported by CodePath every step of the way.
Tech Fellow volunteers play an important part in the success of our CodePath on-campus programs!
Watch this 5 minute video to learn more about this role:
Choose Your Course
What To Expect
- Attend and actively participate in the TF Training
- If the course is non-credit, help to fill up the course by spreading the word to your university peers to reach a minimum of 15 students enrolled (CodePath supports you with materials and strategy).
- 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 (6 weeks in total)
- During Course: 5-10 hours per week during the course (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 (when available)
- Build Community on Campus
- Admitted Tech Fellows are eligible to apply for a $599 grant.
Did You Know?
Software Developers make a median salary of $107,510 per year. Software jobs are booming, growing at 5x faster than the average of all jobs. (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)
65 CodePath courses are currently happening at campuses throughout the United States.
7000+ students served by CodePath with 51% being women and underrepresented minorities
✔️ 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.
How to Apply
The application is a 2-step process:
Fill out a 10-15 minute questionnaire about your previous exposure to computer science, your interest in a career in tech, and general information about you as a person.
Applicants will then complete a pre-work task for the course. The pre-work assignment is meant to help gauge your proficiency in the skills needed to succeed in the course.
- Lastly, students will be required to set up a 1:1 with a CodePath team member to present their pre-work and for us to get to know you better.
Applicants will need to complete the questionnaire, pre-work and 1:1 in order to be considered for admission.
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