BECOME A PRODUCT MANAGER | Get Trained. Get Mentored. Get Placed.
All organizations from the smallest startups to the highest-grossing corporations need the most strategic, analytical, and creative minds to manage their products. The ideal Product Manager is innovative and inquisitive, with a strong vision of what their company's success looks like and the steps that are needed to achieve it. In order to prepare Product Managers for tomorrow's economy, Product Faculty launched their Advanced Production Management course.
Unlike the majority of online bootcamps, Product Faculty has live modules led by Product Management experts. You will participate in hands-on exercises and projects, explore real-world case studies, and engage in thoughtful discussions with your peers. You will learn everything from product discovery, customer retention, tactical road mapping, analyzing growth, and so much more. At the end of this program, you will earn a certificate in Product Management, but more importantly, you will achieve the confidence needed to fast-track your career.
PROGRAM DATES | June 26, 2021 - August 21, 2021
TIME | 8 weeks / Part-Time
COST | $2,995
Curriculum and instruction provided by Product Faculty: $2,995
Soft skills and mentorship provided by ENTITY: Waived ($499 value, included for one year)
What Are The ENTITY Academy Dates?The Virtual Academies run throughout the year. Please check landing pages for upcoming start dates.
Why Did You Choose The Name "Collective"?"ENTITY believes that for learning to be enduring, it must stretch beyond textbooks, memorization, and test scores. Liberal arts degrees are valuable tools, but more often than not they are centered around theory-based learning and do not include practical knowledge. We created an industry-specific Collective to bridge the gap between college and career by introducing students to skills, techniques, and knowledge they'll need on the job, not just in a classroom. Through our skill-building Writer's Collective, students not only build a resume relevant to the industry, but they are also more likely to stand out from the crowd.
What Is The Backstory Behind ENTITY?ENTITY Academy is the brainchild of CEO/Founder, Jennifer Schwab, who believes in a holistic approach to education and job placement. This includes hard skills development; soft skills training; activities that are designed to expand students’ horizons; and high-touch mentorship. Prior to ENTITY, Jennifer worked as an analyst at Ernst and Young in Chicago, then went on to co-found and run Sierra Club Green Home. In 2016, Jennifer decided her next venture would be a new kind of company and environment that focused on educating, mentoring, and placing young women in 21st century careers. Research has shown that women are the most likely to be underemployed after graduating from college. An advocate for #WomenSupportingWomen, Jennifer has always believed that with the right tools and education women are unstoppable, which is why she created a program to bridge the gap between education and career that will pull these women up to their full potential. ENTITY’s pillars of Truth, Courage, Humor, and Inspiration are instilled in everything we do.
How Many Students Are Accepted To Each Program?We don’t set a specific number of acceptances for our programs. Instead, we go by who is the best fit. We look for diverse voices and experiences to populate our programs. Although we have many students from top schools, we don’t simply evaluate a student on school, GPA, and activities. We look at voice, work-ethic, and other variables in our application and interview process.
How Does ENTITY Mag Relate To ENTITY Academy?ENTITY Mag is the media arm of ENTITY that creates engaging digital content in mentorship, career, lifestyle, relationships, politics, and culture. We reach millions of readers per month across platforms, with 1M+ Facebook followers and 150K Instagram followers. ENTITY Academy is a female-focused education brand on a mission to close the gender pay gap by training, mentoring, and placing women in 21st century careers. We offer both online and in-person courses in high-demand careers. Through the years, ENTITY developed and tested a four-pillar formula to address the future of education and work. This includes: A) hard skills, B) soft skills, C) mentorship, and D) career success services. As a full-fledged EdTech company, all our programs focus on honing skills relevant to today’s workplace, career placement, and advancement for women of all ages and backgrounds.
How Much Do The Programs Cost?Tuition varies per program. Please refer to their respective landing pages for more information.
Why Do These Programs Cost Money?ENTITY Academy is a combination of education/training, real-world experience, and one-on-one mentorship. Our mentees are given both hard skills and soft skills training; mentorship from top leaders in business, media, marketing, entertainment, and data science (CEOs, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, best-selling authors and more); interview coaching; resume prep; a published portfolio of work; and access to cultural activities that expand their horizons and help them discover their passions. Our soft skills training is based on Claremont-McKenna College’s Transformative Action Institute (TAI) curriculum. Our Internal Mentors are put through TAI’s formal training program before ENTITY’s summer programs begin. ENTITY’s mentees will be exposed to soft skills activities in the following areas: resilience, courage, collaboration and teamwork, prosocial behaviors, leadership, and communication skills. According to the latest research: *Employers say that finding candidates out of college with the “right soft skills” is one of the most difficult challenges they face. *78% of employers agree that "employment no longer depends solely on the degree or academic major but more on experiences, practical sense, and ability to do the job." *Only 43% of employers said they feel students are adequately prepared with necessary soft skills, such as professionalism and work ethic. ENTITY Academy is a one-of-a-kind program that bridges the gap between traditional education and real-world careers.
Are Payment Plans Available?We offer different payment plans and financing options depending on which program a student is enrolled in. For some programs we offer low-interest loans (Climb Credit), Income Share Agreements, 0% Interest Monthly Payment Plans, and Federal Financial Aid. Please visit the respective landing pages for each program to learn more about its financing options or schedule a call with one of our Student Experience Specialists today!
What Do Students Need To Bring To The In-House Program?For work: Students need to bring a laptop, charger (phone and computer), notebook, pen, and business casual clothes. For living: ENTITY housing is furnished. It comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, flat-screen TV, luxurious linens, mattresses, as well as premium bathroom and toiletry products. For non-ENTITY housing students: Home necessities are based on how your lodging is arranged.
What Is The Dress Code?Dressing for ENTITY Academy is business casual. On certain days mentees will be asked to dress in “Business Corporate” attire (suits, dresses, slacks, etc). Please come prepared with a couple of items that can work in a more formal, corporate setting.
Where Will Students Be Living?The In-Real-Life Writer's Collective has been postponed due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines until further notice. Please check back for more updates. In previous years, ENTITY has partnered with LEVEL Furnished Living for our housing needs. LEVEL is a luxury, fully furnished apartment building. Safety is our utmost concern, which is why it includes 24/7 concierge, a doorman, resident advisors on-premise, security, and a host of amenities such as, a gym, pool, spa, roof deck, toiletries, linens, flat-screen TV, outdoor summer movie screenings, and more.
Can Students Live In A Single Rather Than With Roommates?We recommend living with ENTITY roommates to get the full ENTITY experience. Not only that, there is a significant increase in the cost of a single apartment. While possible, singles are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. If you really want a single please reach out to our Academy Director, email@example.com.
Are Meals Included?ENTITY provides a welcome breakfast on the first day of the In-Real-Life Writer's Collective. Other than that, meals are not included. ENTITY housing includes full-sized kitchens, making eating at home or bringing lunch to work a breeze. There are also plenty of restaurants, grocery stores, and markets within walking distance of ENTITY housing. ENTITY HQ provides coffee, water, and small snacks.
When Can Students Move In To Their Apartment?The In-Real-Life Writer's Collective has been postponed due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines until further notice. Please check back for more updates.
Where Can Students Live If They Are Not Enrolled In ENTITY Housing?If you choose not to include housing in your ENTITY Academy experience, you are responsible for finding lodging during the program. Here are a list of recommended neighborhoods: *Downtown LA *Silverlake / Echo Park *Highland Park *Los Feliz *Pasadena
How Does Transportation Work?ENTITY does not provide transportation to and from the office. However, there are multiple transportation options available to students (i.e. public transportation, Uber/Lyft, or carpool*). *ENTITY does not coordinate rideshare options, however, some students choose to bring a car and have, in the past, offered carpools to other students. If a student chooses to carpool with another student that is up to the students in question and ENTITY will neither interfere nor is liable.
Can Students Rent A Car?The age to rent a car in California is 25.
What Cultural Activities Are Included?Activities are subject to change, but past activities have included flying lessons, Zumba, Yoga, Krav Maga, private museum tours, cooking classes, boxing lessons, nights at the ballet, astrology readings, and more. These activities are included in the program's tuition.
What Do Students Do At Night Or On Weekends?Except for a few activities that take place at night, most nights and weekends are free for students to explore the city with their fellow mentees, work on projects, or set up meetings with potential employers.
What Happens If Students Get Sick During The Program?Health and safety is a top priority for ENTITY. Not only will you have an Internal Mentor during your program, but resident advisors will be on-site during nights and weekends. If you are sick, you can inform your resident advisor, Internal Mentor, or a member of ENTITY staff to let them know. If you need a doctor, you can ask your resident advisor, Internal Mentor, or member of our staff for help finding an available Urgent Care or doctor. Nearby health facilities are also listed in the ENTITY Summer Manual. If you do not have American health insurance, we advise using travel medical insurance or obtaining temporary medical insurance while traveling in the U.S.
What Happens If Students Miss A Couple Of Days Of The Program?While rare, students have missed a day or two in the past for various reasons. If you miss a short amount of time, you can coordinate with the program instructors on how to make up missed lessons and assignments.
Can You Guarantee A Job After The Program?ENTITY makes no guarantees about job placement following the program. That said, we prepare students with a portfolio of published work, interview coaching, resume building, and networking exercises that can increase their odds of success. We also connect students with potential employers as job openings become available in our network.
I Am From Out Of The Country, Do I Need A Visa To Enter The U.S.?"Canadian citizens can enter the U.S. as tourists and stay for up to six months. Non-Canadian Citizens: As part of the Visa Waiver Program, citizens of 38 countries are free to enter the United States on a tourist and stay for up to 90 days. You do not need to physically obtain a tourist visa prior to travel, but you do need to obtain authorization. (Instructions below.) All eligible international travelers who wish to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must apply for authorization. You can apply for authorization online, up to 72 hours before your departure. (Real-time approvals at the airport are no longer available and may result in denial of boarding.) What You Need to Apply for Authorization: *Valid passport from a Visa Waiver Program country *Valid credit card (MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover (JCB, Diners Club) or PayPal to pay the U.S. $14 per application *Your contact information *Your most recent employment information, if applicable Visa Waiver Program, eligible countries: *Andorra, Australia, Austria *Belgium, Brunei *Chile, Czech Republic *Denmark *Estonia *Finland, France *Germany, Greece *Hungary *Iceland, Ireland, Italy *Japan *Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg *Malta, Monaco *Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway *Portugal *San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland *Taiwan *United Kingdom** **To be eligible to travel under the VWP, British citizens must have the unrestricted right of permanent abode in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. Citizens of countries not listed in the VWP: If your home country is not listed as part of the Visa Waiver Program you may need a Tourism B-2 visa to enter the United States. *Applicants for visitor visas should generally apply at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country where they live. It is important to apply for a visa well in advance of the travel departure date. *Completing Form DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, (ceac.state.gov/genniv/), is the first step in the visa application process. *After you have submitted Form DS-160, print the confirmation page and bring it to your interview. *Please give yourself ample time to obtain a B-2 visa.
Product Strategy Framework
Strategic & Tactical Roadmaps
Practical Agile Skills
Databases, API's & Technical Architecture
Analyzing Product Growth and Metrics
Entering the Market
Retention & Engagement
Key Web Technologies
1-on-1 Career-Coaching Sessions with Mock Interviews
Building a Professional Resume and Portfolio to Present to Potential Employers
PORTAL OFFERS YOU AN ADVANTAGE
I thought it was really sweet you couldn't find this position anywhere else. Since these are trying times, there’s been a general lack of jobs. Having first access to a job position through the ENTITY network is nice. It’s great to have a first look at jobs you can't find anywhere else.
RACHELLE M. | ANNOTATOR, PERSEEV
ENTITY Community Member
I love the fact that I get to work with female entrepreneurs and work flexible hours from home at the same time. The ENTITY job announcements are great for me to access resources and opportunities that I wouldn’t have come across otherwise.
ENTITY Community Member
NAGINA A. | ANNOTATOR, PERSEEV
YOU A CAREER ADVANTAGE
What sets Product Faculty apart is having a dedicated full-time instructor with an incredible network, the advanced and engaging content, sense of community and hearing from world-class guest speakers from some of the best companies in the world such as Shopify, FreshBooks, Loblaw Digital, Google, etc. I would highly recommend this course to anyone considering it."
JAZ H. | PRODUCT MANAGER, EBAY
The Product Faculty team spent so much time paying attention to detail to every aspect of the course for its students. From the curriculum to finding ways for every single person to connect and network with others; I would strongly recommend this course to any Product Manager looking to accelerate their career.
ZEINAB B. | SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER, CORUS ENTERTAINMENT
PM Foundations, Strategy, and Retention
Product Market Fit and Developing Roadmaps
Product Design Foundations
Product Discovery and Delivery
Product Growth and Metrics That Matter
User Psychology and Experimentation
Key Technical Skills for Product Managers
Before switching careers from Talent Acquisition to Product Management, I did the responsible thing. I did some free courses and read all the “mandatory” books on Product Management. Three months into my Product Manager role, I was still confused about Product Management. I felt that I needed to know and learn more. Upon researching the course at Product Faculty, I knew it was the right place for me. I loved that it offered an immersive experience.
The people that make this community so special. The caliber of participants elevates group discussions, in-class activities, projects, educational material. I loved every minute of the "intense" days. If you considering a course that does not have guest speakers, time commitment, go read some articles online. In short, I loved this course, it provided me insights and knowledge beyond anything that I have hoped for.
MARIE V. | PRODUCT MANAGER, ELLISDON
At Product Faculty, they take the time to nurture the success of every student through 1:1 career mentorship. Whether you have experience in Product Management or are just getting started, they will make sure you have all the skills and techniques to excel in your current job or shift careers entirely.* Not only will you walk away with a certificate in Advanced Product Management, but you will also create a robust resume, and develop stronger collaboration and presentation skills.
The job you want is out there, it's time to upskill for it.
*WHILE ENTITY CURATES INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION EXPERIENCES FOR ALL STUDENTS, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE JOB PLACEMENT.
Unlike other Product Management courses which are just a brief intro, Product Faculty's contents are in-depth and cover all areas of knowledge a Product Manager could possibly need in her career. The in-class activities and final presentations provide great, hands-on experience. The part I liked the most was the guest speakers. They were all product leaders coming from some of the best tech companies. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and think it is the best PM course available in the market!
ALICE W. | PRODUCT MANAGER, KOOLTRA
Discovering Product Faculty - Advanced Product Management Masterclass was one of the best decisions of this year, not only because it reassured the path I am in, but also it brought AMAZING people.
I 100% recommend Product Faculty for anyone who is interested Product Management and building products focused on what people really need.
BIBIANA Z. | HEAD OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING, MASTERFATHER
About ENTITY Academy
ENTITY first launched in 2016 as a fast-growing women’s media platform, serving as a home for thoughtful dialogue between a new generation of leaders, doers, and tastemakers. Each summer since inception, ENTITY has hosted women from across the country for a digital marketing training program that includes high-touch mentorship. The curriculum is curated to fill the skills gap between college and career in a way that has never been done before.
About Product Faculty
Product Faculty was launched to empower leaders with the Product Ethos required to excel in tomorrow’s economy. Its instructors are industry leaders who have a deep understanding of the Product Management sector. Product Faculty has been named the #1 Product Management school by CourseReports and SwitchUp.org.