Career Planning with Young Adults in Tech


Cause Areas


Mon May 07, 2018 - Wed May 09, 2018


439 International Blvd.Suite 1Oakland, CA 94606


Hack the Hood is recruiting folks who work in tech to support young adults (ages 18-25) in their career readiness as they break into the tech sector. We have two volunteer roles:
1) Career Planning Advisors
2) Job Application Advisors

1) Career Planning Advisor -
Monday, May 7th from 1-3pm at the Hack the Hood office, 439 International Boulevard

  • Using Virgil, a career navigation and recruiting platform, students will build out their personal career development roadmap using the recommendations and resources listed within the site. Courses, certification programs, degrees, and online training videos are but a few of the opportunities our students will consider as they plan to get skilled up for the career of their choice. Volunteers will work with the students to develop their plans, and will provide personalized feedback on anything from courses, coding languages, and other career steps relevant to each student’s individual career plans.
  • Volunteers must have experience navigating careers within the tech sector
  • This is a one-time commitment
  • This could be a virtual meeting, although we will give priority to volunteers who are available to work with students at our office

2) Job Application Advisor - Wednesday, May 9th from 1-3pm at the Hack the Hood office, 439 International Boulevard

  • This role will support students in understanding how to tailor resumes and LinkedIn profiles to a specific job they are applying for. Students will either bring a job or internship description that they’ve set their sights on or research one with the support of the volunteer. Volunteers will then provide guidance on how the student can tailor their resume and/or LinkedIn profile to the opportunity they are planning to apply for.
  • Volunteers could either be experienced tech professionals or have experience with professional development advising, specifically around resumes and LinkedIn profiles
  • This is a one-time commitment

Although we welcome applicants from everyone, we prioritize candidates who relate to the lived experiences of our young adults, including people of color, LGBTQ-identified individuals, and professionals with "non-traditional" educational backgrounds. However, we welcome applications from everyone who has an interest in serving our community. It is critically important that these volunteers can build rapport with our students, as they’ll be working very closely with and administering feedback to them.

All volunteers and mentors must clear a phone screening and background check, and attend a volunteer orientation if they are a new Hack the Hood volunteer. If interested in any of the above roles, please contact .


  • Web Design / UX
  • Software Development
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Graphic Design
  • Software Engineering

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training

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