In such a big, highly connected world, you have a lot of options for almost anything you choose from where you buy your shoes to what tech sales boot camp you want to attend. Having options is a great thing but sometimes choosing from so many things can be daunting. To help, we’ve created this list of key differences to consider when comparing tech sales boot camp programs so that you can make the very best decision for yourself.
Every program funds itself in a slightly different way, and this can mean a different cost for you as a participant, depending on what program you chose. Some programs charge a big tuition rate upfront. Others have you agree to pay a certain percentage of your salary for the first 2-3 years after completing the program, which is also known as an Income Share Agreement (ISA) or deferred tuition. In some programs, what you pay can even depend on if you land a job with one of their hiring partners or with a company outside of that network.
Here at Satellite, our tech sales boot camp is 100% free to students. No ifs, ands, or buts. Our hiring partners invest in our program and students by paying to be part of the network and have access to such a highly skilled pool of applicants. Because of their investment, you’ll never have to pay a dime for the education you receive from us. You can even earn money by referring other students to the program after you’ve graduated.
Program Length and Format
Different programs run at different paces. Depending on where you are at in life, what other obligations you are trying to juggle, and other factors, one program’s length might be a better fit for you than another. Each program also takes a different approach to delivering content and some may be better suited to your learning style than others. Some operate via individual, self-paced sessions you do on your own, others are highly scheduled and involve group meeting, some involve watching previously recorded lessons, while others rely on live and interactive content shaped by the participants. Each individual person may find one of these formats easier to attend or more conducive to their learning style, so it is important to consider how you like to learn and what may work for you ahead of time so that you can get the most out of your time in boot camp.
Satellite’s tech sales boot camp is an accelerated 8-week program that includes live Zoom events together to allow for live Q+A, break out sessions to practice applying skills, and important, in-the-moment discussions to flow. A team of expert trainers, coaches, and mentors provides group and one on one support, and peer-to-peer mentorship also develops over the course of the program. If you’re someone who likes to ask questions, talk things out, practice applying the skills you learn, and get individual help, this format is a great fit. We’re even adding more course times going forward so that it is easier for students across all U.S. time zones to attend these collaborative and invigorating live sessions.
Amount of Support
Programs also differ in what kind of support and how much support you receive. Some programs offer general support, others offer one on one care, and some only offer support until you reach a certain point in the program or process.
Satellite operates on a community model where you get broader group support and individualized one-on-one support from a variety of sources including Satellite’s team, trainers, mentors, and coaches, as well as your peers!
Our trainers, mentors, and coaches work together to teach you interview skills, practice what you’ve learned and rehearse interview scenarios, give you personalized feedback and advice, help you strategize and prepare for the specific interviews you have coming up, and help you debrief after. We’ll even help facilitate warm introductions to companies you feel excited about applying to.
At Satellite, we stay with you. Even after you’ve graduated and landed the job of your dreams our community is there for you to offer congratulations as you accomplish new things or support and advice when you find yourself in need of more mentorship. From start to finish we’re here for you!
Even with all the best training in the world, starting a new job can still be hard, scary, and daunting at times as you work to adjust. This ongoing support throughout your career is a huge advantage in moments like this or when you reach new nexuses in your career. The relationships students build with their peers also means you’ll be leaving with a network of people who are in the same position you are that you can turn to any time you like and who can relate.
Satellite’s tech sales bootcamp is more than a free 8-week program + job placement; Satellite is a community, continually shaped and reshaped by every new student who joins, but always grounded in a spirit of curiosity, collaboration, and passion for learning.
Think Satellite’s program may be the fit for you? Apply today for our next cohort.