AOT is excited to announce its first ever Product Management Fellowship which will give 11 AOT alums the opportunity to learn about product management in a six week fellowship program that kicked off last week. Through this fellowship, Product Management Fellows will learn fundamentals of the field, have weekly mentorship meetings with product management professionals and, at the conclusion of the program, have a chance to take a Product Management certification exam.
Our fellows attend 10 different colleges / universities, 55% of them are second year college students while 36% of the fellows are fourth year students and the remainder are first year students. 36% of our fellows are African American, 27% are Asian, 27% identify as Latinx or Caribbean and 9% are Middle Eastern; 72% of our fellows are women, 28% are men. Meet our fellows below:
Adelaide Ilyasov is a second year college student at CUNY Baruch majoring in Computer Information Systems. She joined the Product Management Fellowship because she wanted to experience the process of working on an idea from start to finish and seeing it come to life.
Ahmed Alsubai is a fourth year college student at CUNY Hunter College majoring in Computer Science. He was introduced to AOT’s Tech Flex leaders program in high school where he participated in a UX design course and became interested in learning more about the product design side. After college he is considering Product Design Management as a potential career path.
Amaris Ramos is a fourth year student at Penn State University majoring in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Business Management. She has a strong interest in digital marketing and project management and wishes to gain more experience in and develop her skills in the field.
Yadira Cruz is a junior at Bowdoin College, the AOT Alumni Council Vice President and an AOT Peer Mentor. She is majoring in Computer Science/Digital and Computation Studies. She is interested in exploring the intersectionality within the tech field and ultimately attaining a job in Product Management.
Angelina Batista is a second year student at Queens College majoring in Computer Science. She enjoys learning new skills and hopes the Product Management fellowship will provide her with more insight into potential career options once she completes her degree.
Astride Toh is a first year college student at CUNY Lehman College majoring in Media Communications. She is interested in exploring careers in technology outside of software engineering and believes that Product Management is a great fit for her skills and interests.
Frank Vasquez is a second year college student at Mercy College majoring in Entrepreneurship. His interest in tech started when he founded a virtual reality club in high school and he wants to learn more about emerging technology and how it intersects with business.
Jackie Tang is a second year student at Stony Brook University majoring in Computer Science. He is interested in exploring career paths other than programming and has a growing interest in business/management operations.
Katherin is a fourth year college student at Stony Brook University majoring in Computer Science & Political Science. She loves learning about different industries and topics and is interested in expanding her knowledge of Product Management to help build her professional portfolio.
Valentina is a second year college student at Yale University majoring in Computer Science and Economics. She was attracted to the Product Management fellowship because of its collaborative and interdisciplinary nature compared to a standard product engineer. She is excited to learn more about about what a PM position entails and how she can get involved,
Josephine Man is a second year college student at Vassar College and a computer science major. She also serves as the AOT Alumni Council Communications Officer. She was drawn to the Project Management fellowship because it offers her the opportunity to collaborate with others in a way that ultimately results in a new product coming to life.