How do Sprints work?

Sprints are project-based learning experiences that are led by mentors.

Mentors at The Commons guide you through a project and live working sessions to learn

The Commons experience
SMALL CURATED GROUPS
We curate ambitious peers into small learning groups that feel intimate, supportive (and fun).
MENTOR-LED LEARNING
Each Sprint is mentor created + led. Mentors at The Commons are rising stars in tech who serve as accessible experts that live their Sprint daily.
SIMULATED ON-THE-JOB experience
Sprints are centred around a case-based project to learn skills in context while building experience that can double as interview prep.
LIVE + ONLINE, PART-TIME
Sprints are built for busy professionals. Part-time and fully online in a mix of live sessions and asynchronous learning.

Let’s get started

Join a Sprint, stay for the community 🤗
1
Select your starting point! 
Explore our Sprints. Select a Sprint that you want to join as the gateway to the community. If you're unsure which Sprint to join, take our quiz or book time with the team.
2
Submit a quick application
It takes <5 minutes. We want to get to know you to ensure we can help you achieve your goals.
3
Wait for the good news
You’ll get an email from us within 72 hours to let you know if you secured a spot! Each cohort is curated and spots are limited, so act fast.

So, what’s a typical Sprint like?

Step 1

Onboarding & Foundations
Community onboarding
Jump into our community! We’ll set you up with an alumni buddy to show you the ropes.
SPRINT KICKOFF + FOUNDATIONS
Your Sprint officially starts! Get to know your cohort and mentors. Your mentors will walk you through the fundamentals and explain how they leverage them in their day-to-day.
PROJECT DROP!
Get up to speed on the project you’ll be tackling over the course of your Sprint. Create a plan of action with your teammates and start collaborating on a first draft.

Step 1

Onboarding & Foundations
Community onboarding
Jump into our community! We’ll set you up with an alumni buddy to show you the ropes.
SPRINT KICKOFF + FOUNDATIONS
Your Sprint officially starts! Get to know your cohort and mentors. Your mentors will walk you through the fundamentals and explain how they leverage them in their day-to-day.
PROJECT DROP!
Get up to speed on the project you’ll be tackling over the course of your Sprint. Create a plan of action with your teammates and start collaborating on a first draft.

Step 2

Deep Dive & Tackle
Live workshopS
Dive into more content with your mentors. Your workshops will feel like interactive working sessions - they’re intimate and informal but jam-packed with new knowledge, cases and on-the-job anecdotes.
PROJECT WORK
Apply everything you’ve learned in the workshops and learn-by-doing through the project. Your mentors are there to provide guidance and support you & your team through any roadblocks.
KEEP ENGAGED IN THE COMMUNITY
Join The Commons community events like a rapid-fire icebreakers or mentor office hours for candid career advice.

Step 3

Review & Feedback
draft project due
Roll up your sleeves and finish a first draft of your project. This is an intense period of independent and team work. Real professional growth is never easy ;)
PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK
Get direct, candid feedback from your mentors and other teams. Getting personalized feedback in a safe, learning environment has the power to create a step function improvement in your performance - whether it’s for your next interview take-home case or on a project at work.
Mentor 1:1
Meet with your mentor(s) 1:1 for general career advice and help with the project. They're always only a DM (or Zoom call) away.

Step 4

Polish & Present
Implement feedback
Integrate feedback to polish up your project. Share the final version with your mentor(s) and cohort.
Pitch IT to your Cohort
Come together for a final debrief (yes, more feedback!). Your mentors will walk you through how they would’ve approached the project.
Reflect and debrief your experience
It’s not goodbye! You’ll continue to be part of the The Commons community for life.
Step 1
Onboarding & Foundations
Step 2
Deep Dive & Tackle
Step 3
Review & Feedback
Step 4
Polish & Present

Life as an alum of The Commons

Continue to stay engaged in the community after your Sprint!
From project to portfolio
Learners have access to a portfolio kit so you can stand out from the crowd.
Craft your pitch
Coaching & resources to help you polish your resume and elevator pitch to land your dream role.
Networking 10x-ed
Leverage the power of our community to learn about curated insider opportunities.
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Skillful is now The Commons.
We’re more than just skills training. We're the place where high achievers come to fulfill their career potential. We combine education, mentorship and community to empower the next generation of ambitious professionals to achieve their career goals.
The time to build the education institution of the future is now. And we're doing it.

Careers are catalyzed through skills-training, mentorship and a supportive network. At The Commons, we're delivering those critical career elements together through learning experiences that are social, mentorship-based and community-first.

Join to learn and stay for the community.