Once our applications open, fill out our online application before the deadline. You can either apply online or at one of the in-person involvement events that happen at the start of each semester (e.g. EUS Involvement Day).
After you apply, we'll ask that you send us your resume and try your best to complete a technical challenge where you'll get to familiarize yourself with different elements of our tech stack. We do this so we can get a sense of your experience level and how committed you are to learning new things.
If your takehome challenge and resume look good, we'll invite you to an informal final interview. We want to get to know you during this interview, and it'll be pretty laid back. After this we'll send out our final acceptances for the semester!
A lot of classwork at McGill is super theoretical. The difference between industry and schoolwork is massive, and we want to help students bridge that gap. At Hack4Impact, you get to build a project from the ground up. Being exposed to building something from scratch is a great experience as a student.
Team: Work on a team of 4-7 students led by a Product Manager
Build: Develop the product throughout 1-2 semesters
Ship: Deliver the final product to the nonprofit client!
Community: Join an organization with a strong focus on mentorship and social community events
Nope! Mentorship is a core value of our organization so we are always looking to take less experienced developers as long as you are willing to put in the time and have the passion to learn. You will have a tight feedback loop with your project leads along with experienced members on your team to ensure your success and project’s success in order to benefit the nonprofit your team is working with.
We would love to accept all of our good candidates, but from our perspective, this is what we see.
The one thing that we value most over everything else is your willingness to learn. Having previous experience is great, but we make sure to take a wide variety of skill sets every semester. If you want to improve your skills, we strongly encourage you to apply!