Does my nephew qualify for APM roles?

Nutanix / Eng bybystock
Jun 4 12 Comments

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My nephew is graduating this fall and is interested in applying for APM roles. We have strong family connections so not fishing for referrals but trying to fish for opinions/insights.

He has 4 prior internships. SWE at a well known startup, Technical PMM at F100, PM at a startup, PM at a F50. He is also a co-founder of a Y-Combinator backed startup that got incubated last winter. He’s an extremely bright kid. The biggest knock is that he went to a state school compared to his cohorts are mainly from Ivy’s, and I do in fact know how important that is.

What do you guys think his chances are for APM roles at Google, Uber, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Workday, Twitter, etc.? Any insights/opinions would be greatly appreciated.


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TOP 12 Comments
  • Google uzaname
    I think that background looks solid. State school might be an advantage combined with good roles as it proves that the candidate is more than just a CV and shows clear drive. It can also actually help with some of the secondary diversity recruiting metrics.
    Jun 4 3
    • Nutanix / Eng bybystock
      Thank you for the reply! If possible, can you go a little more into detail about the secondary diversity recruiting metrics? I’ve never heard of those before.
      Jun 4
    • Paychex ReKz02
      Too many Chad's who play lacrosse, they need some people who aren't douchebags
      Jun 4
    • Tableau / Product

      Tableau Product

      Blind doesnt get it, do they?
      Hahahaha they need some Greg's who play ultimate, too.
      Jun 5
  • AIG / Product

    AIG Product

    Deloitte Digital
    Counseling CxOs for AI-first strategy !
    If YC, why APM?
    Jun 6 0
  • Okta / Product jUNm85
    Experience trumps education for tech companies and PM career path. So he looks golden for APM.
    Jun 5 1
    • AIG / Product

      AIG Product

      Deloitte Digital
      Counseling CxOs for AI-first strategy !
      Esp in PM positions, they don't care about pedigree. If the person is not a fit, they are counseled out
      Jun 6
  • Zynga / Product Smilee
    Heck yeah! He has a solid chance
    Jun 11 0
  • Yahoo / Product Truth
    Your nephew has more experience than most starting PMs.

    Google only takes fresh grads to it's APM program, but he can try to apply to get in as a PM.
    Jun 9 0
  • New / Product Relativist
    State schools are the shit.
    I love that people pooh-pooh state schools.
    Dim witted elitists who are oblivious to where all the research dollars go.
    That kid sounds solid.
    Jun 8 0
  • Yelp / Product yourefired
    Yes he's a strong candidate without question. If you have connections on top of all that then I see no reason he (or you) should be concerned. School should only matter in the absence of other quals which isn't the case here.
    Jun 5 0
  • Indeed / Product

    Indeed Product

    I’m in Indeed’s APM program and love it. It’s open to all backgrounds for college grads. I encourage you/your nephew to check it out.
    Jun 5 0


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