Co.lab Product management track

Hands-on product experience, to land your dream PM role

Go beyond the theory, lead a cross-functional team with design and development, and ship a real product

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Spring 2021 Cohort

APPLY BY

April 14, 2021

KICK OFF

April 17, 2021

DEMO DAY

June 12, 2021

Co.Laborators have said...

“Working in sprints with our PM and Developer helped me to understand the realities of development, providing me with valuable, real life experience! I've grown as a Designer and am more confident!”

Fall 2020

Rochelle C.

“I haven't had much opportunity to work in cross-functional teams and this program was a great chance to do so. I know my pod members and I will continue to keep in touch.”

Summer 2020

Criselda T.

“We worked closely with our target customers, and actually built a product they loved. I feel like this program probably changed my life. And I feel like it could potentially change yours as well.”

SUMMER 2020

Ayo A.

“Co.Lab was a great place to connect with other tech professionals that I wasn't able to experience at my bootcamp. I definitely recommend this program to anyone starting out their tech career.”

SUMMER 2020

Lori C.

“Co.Lab has huge potential to help someone in the beginning of their product journey out. I will recommend it to anyone I know trying to break into product.”

Fall 2020

Ilan R.

“Co.Lab gave me an opportunity to work in a team environment with designers and PMs. We got to test our products with users and worked on implementing their recommendations.”

Fall 2020

Femi O.

“I met a lot of brilliant minds at Co.Lab, that I don’t think I would’ve met otherwise. And on top of that, the experience I gained really helped me find and hone my voice as a designer.”

Fall 2020

Semire B.

“Co.Lab provides key practical work experience that hiring managers want to see. I was able to connect with several employees of what turned out to be my future employer!”

Fall 2020

Krista R.

“Co.Lab challenged me intellectually, and gave me a supportive community that inspired me every day. I got much more from the program than I expected, and am forever grateful.”

Fall 2020

Alex L.

“What set Co.Lab apart for me is the real-life project component that I hadn’t seen anywhere before. I truly felt I was able to experience the entire product development process.”

Fall 2020

Brooke J.

“Co.Lab was 100% worth the time and energy. Coming from the finance industry, I now feel ready to take that next step in applying for jobs in tech!”

Fall 2020

Hannah L.

“This was a fantastic journey and it provided me the combination of practical experience and community support that I never would have gotten anywhere else.”

Fall 2020

Karo O.

“Co.Lab was a phenomenal experience for me. I feel more confident as a PM early in my product journey and feel more comfortable for any product interviews ahead.”

Fall 2020

Manav K.

“Co.Lab is worthwhile for gaining much needed experience working with cross-functional teams. Super supportive all around, no matter what your level of experience is!”

Fall 2020

Heather S.

“It’s an actual full-on experience. After taking Co.Lab, I have more confidence that Product Management is definitely something that I can do.

SUMMER 2020

Chinenye E

“With my non-traditional background, Co.Lab inspired a newfound commitment to keep building & breaking things into the future. Calling it a fulfilling experience would be an understatement!”

SUMMER 2020

Sam W.

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From theory to application

Stand out (and gain confidence) by shipping a real product, through collaboration with your designer and developers

PM fundamentals

Learn everything from best practices, methodologies, frameworks and more as applicable to today’s landscape.

Real-world experience

Develop your own style of Product Management, as you lead a team to ship products that solve real customer problems.

Build an MVP

Align on a product vision, do user research, and work across design and development to actually launch a working and tested MVP.

Feel Safe to Try

Co.Lab provides a safe and inclusive space for all the questions you didn’t think you could ask. We’re all here to help one another succeed.

Professional References

Form friendships and working relationships with cross-discipline coworkers. Leverage your networks and create a name for yourself!

Ongoing Community

Be part of a close-knit community, committed to supporting and celebrating one another. And once a Co.Laborator, always a Co.Laborator.

Support from industry leaders

Be part of an inclusive and supportive environment, with dedicated mentors and industry experts looking to invest in your success

Elyse

Director of Product

Alex

Sr. Product Manager

Angela

Product Manager II

Corey

Product Manager

Akhila

Product Manager

Virgel

Product Manager

Real-world curriculum

Get practical, hands-on experience as a Product Manager with our 9-week, part-time program

pre-work

Start learning with our 16+ hour video-based How to Product course on PM fundamentals, all included!

WEEK 1 - 2: SPEC.LAB

Attend live classes on how identify key problem spaces, user research best practices, and workshops on effective spec-writing.

WEEK 3: meet your designer

Brainstorm user personas and flows alongside your designer.

WEEK 4: meet the entire team

Align your team on the product vision, revise scoping, and kick off the building phase.

WEEK 5 - 8: COLLABORATION

Plan sprints, iterate, and work together in an agile manner, going through the software development lifecycle.

demo day: present your work

Prepare to pitch and demo your MVP to expert judges from the industry.

WEEK 9: wrap up and celebrate

Wrap up your project and making time to celebrate your hard work!

Apply as a Product Manager

spring 2021

Product Management Program

April 17 - June 19

$2199.00

  • 3-mth payments of $806
  • Self-guided PM course
  • Live classes & workshops
  • Full team match
  • Two industry mentors
  • Community & network
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