Why Students Love the Product Manager Accelerator

Cases and feedback from alumni

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Fresh Graduate and MBA

David Lin

  • Before: Entrepreneur in Taiwan
  • Education: MBA at University of Southern California
  • Year of experience: 8 years
  • After: Meta PM and Amazon Sr. PM
Hi everyone. My name is David I'm the product manager at Meta. I have an engineering background and start my own company after graduation. The biggest challenge for me was that I didn't know how to package myself, and prepare for case interviews. During the PM Accelerator, I learned how to tell a compelling story, and was able to use the framework that Nancy taught to deal with any type of case questions, including product stance and product execution. Eventually I passed into this and got two offers from both Amazon and Meta. Thanks Nancy! I believe that I could not achieve this without your help

Genesis Smith

  • Before: Fresh Grad, no PM Experience, only Interpreter intern experience
  • Education: Bachelor in Mathematics
  • Year of experience: 1 year
  • After: APM offer in 2 months at Laerdal Labs (B-Line Medical)
Before Nancy's program, I was genuinely struggling with the PM job hunt. After I joined Nancy's program, within 8 weeks I was able to land an APM role in my target industry and target city. I would recommend Nancy's program to anyone who wants to break into product.

Skye Tao

  • Before: Fresh graduate student
  • Education: Bachelor in Food Science, Master of Engineering
  • Year of experience: 1 year
  • After: Product Manager at Baidu
Nancy’s Bootcamp is helpful during my PM job hunting process. I especially appreciate three parts that Nancy provided me: interview preparation, PM routine exposure, and confidence. 

First, she provided great tips for my resume and networking scripts. Her interview templates were extremely helpful for my interviews. Second, it is great to be systematically trained by a real product director and exposed to the PM job routines before stepping into this field. Lastly, she gave us great support and confidence during our job-hunting process. I highly recommend Nancy’s Bootcamp.

Anna Luo

  • No internship experience in the past
  • Before: Sent out 40+ resumes during pandemic but only got 1 interview invitation
  • Education: Bachelor of Financial Engineering
  • Year of experience: 0 year
  • After: 2 weeks after joining PMA, Anna received her first internship offer
Nancy helped me get my first internship in two weeks during the pandemic! Her networking strategies are SUPER helpful, something you cannot just learn out of yourself! I was struggling and sending out resumes everywhere on job websites without getting much response back. After 2 weeks of attending Nancy's bootcamp, I connected with my boss using Nancy's networking scripts and tips. Now I am the project manager in my company. Meeting Nancy and joining her Bootcamp was the worthiest thing I did during the quarantine.

Amy

  • Before: Computer Science student
  • Computer Science internship experience
  • After: Received Product Manager offer from Microsoft

Nancy's course provides a good perspective on how to approach product management interviews as well as product management in practice. She is a very responsible tutor, and her one on ones are very helpful for setting career goals and strategies. The feedback she gives during mock interviews is very insightful as well.

 

Alice

  • Before: MBA Marketing at Columbia University
  • Education: Bachelor of Science, Master of Statistics
  • Year of experience: 4 years
  • After: Product Marketing Manager position at Linkedin

Nancy's accelerator has immensely helped me in my job search process. From getting more interviews to actually start thinking from the lens of a product manager, Nancy helped me improve my skills and thought process. Her networking ideologies were also great which helped me bag more referrals and land more interviews in top companies. Her constant support and motivation throughout the job hunting process is something I am sure no one will find it in any of the other accelerators that may exist! If you want to become a better PM and get more interviews and learn how to ace them then I strongly recommend this amazing accelerator!

Mulin Shen

  • Before: Part-time MBA Student at Chicago Booth. Started his job hunting journey 6 months ago with little progress
  • Education: Bachelor of Science, Master of Statistics
  • Year of experience: 10 years
  • After: Sr. PM at Amazon

Nancy’s Bootcamp is designed specifically for aspiring product managers like me, it contains lots of PM resume tips, PM skill sets, mock interviews, etc. Before this bootcamp, I barely knew how to prepare for pm interviews and how to answer product questions. Nancy helped me a lot during the bootcamp. I got many interview opportunities even during the pandemic and I can confidently answer those interview questions. Thanks to Nancy, now I'm ready to start a career in my dream company!

Mulin Shen

  • Before: Part-time MBA Student at Chicago Booth. Started his job hunting journey 6 months ago with little progress
  • Education: Bachelor of Science, Master of Statistics
  • Year of experience: 10 years
  • After: Sr. PM at Amazon

Nancy’s Bootcamp is designed specifically for aspiring product managers like me, it contains lots of PM resume tips, PM skill sets, mock interviews, etc. Before this bootcamp, I barely knew how to prepare for pm interviews and how to answer product questions. Nancy helped me a lot during the bootcamp. I got many interview opportunities even during the pandemic and I can confidently answer those interview questions. Thanks to Nancy, now I'm ready to start a career in my dream company!

Soumya Suman

  • Before: Computer Science student at Boston University
  • Education: Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Business Analytics
  • Year of experience: 1 year
  • After: Cofounder of Product Vision, RPM at PTC

Nancy is an amazing mentor. When I started transitioning into Product Management career, I got to learn a lot of valuable information through her on how to prepare a very concise resume, she has a huge database of questions which I tried to answer them using the frameworks she taught me. She is very good at coming up with new and efficient frameworks. Also, the live training she provides in answering behavioral, product sense, execution, metrics, strategy questions helped me a lot in not only preparing for the interview but also taught me how to become an efficient Product Manager.

She has great examples from her career to boost your confidence. She is always available to answer your questions any time of the day, any career advice you need, how to negotiate for a better offer and also she has a very positive vibe in her. She is very patient in answering any kind of questions you have. I am even planning to come back to her in the future to advance my career and I highly recommend her mentorship.

Midcareer transition to PM

Priyanka Koneru

  • Before: Software Engineer
  • Education: Master of Computer Science
  • Year of experience: 17 years
  • After: Product Manager at Veeva, got a PM offer with the first try!

Nancy is an amazing mentor. When I started transitioning into Product Management career, I got to learn a lot of valuable information through her on how to prepare a very concise resume, she has a huge database of questions which I tried to answer them using the frameworks she taught me.

She is very good at coming up with new and efficient frameworks. Also, the live training she provides in answering behavioral, product sense, execution, metrics, strategy questions helped me a lot in not only preparing for the interview but also taught me how to become an efficient Product Manager. She has great examples from her career to boost your confidence.

She is always available to answer your questions any time of the day, any career advice you need, how to negotiate for a better offer and also she has a very positive vibe in her. She is very patient in answering any kind of questions you have. I am even planning to come back to her in the future to advance my career and I highly recommend her mentorship.

Sherry Wang

  • Before: Tech lead
  • Education: Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Business Analytics
  • Year of experience: 12 years
  • After: Sr. PM at Microsoft

I attended the Product Manager Accelerator program this year. Dr. Nancy Li’s program is well structured, helped me identifying my knowledge gap, and eventually I got more interview opportunities with the networking tips. Her live group case study sessions were helpful too. It provided a chance to get inspired from your team mates. At the end, I got a Sr. PM offer from Microsoft and received the compensation that exceeded my expectations.

Al

  • Before: Giving up his dream of joining FAANG companies. Spend thousands of dollars joining other programs
  • Education: Master of Science, Doctor of Law
  • Year of experience: 14 years
  • AfterSr. TPM at Meta

Nancy worked wonders with me...her accelerator program helped unlock interview talent that I thought I never had and landed me 5 offers, which led to my current position as a TPM at Facebook.  Her program helped me articulate sweet and crisp answers to the most difficult interview questions asked in the industry. 

Her program was exactly what I needed...for many years now, I've settled for less and when I thought of giving up on getting a dream job at a Faang company, she armed me with knowledge, courage and strength to pull forward.  I am very pleased with the results of which I couldn't find from many similar programs out there.  The difference lies in the results.  Don't waste your money on other programs out there that just help you get interviews.  Use your resources on methodology that gets you the job and keep it.

Zerlina

  • Before: Consultant at a Big 4 Accounting firm with super busy schedule
  • Education: Master of Science
  • Year of experience: 10 years
  • After: Technical Product Manager at Amazon

Nancy is a very knowledgeable mentor. She teaches only practical lessons in her course. She not only taught me how to best present myself in an interview (which later led to a full-time offer), but helped me to change my mindset and become a more confident person.

She has tons of experience helping people from different backgrounds and has tailored answers to all your questions. The content in her course also helps me with my day to day work. I decided to take her boot camp even after getting an offer just to learn more from her. I strongly recommend her course.

 

Zerlina

  • Before: Consultant at a Big 4 Accounting firm with super busy schedule
  • Education: Master of Science
  • Year of experience: 10 years
  • After: Technical Product Manager at Amazon

Nancy is a very knowledgeable mentor. She teaches only practical lessons in her course. She not only taught me how to best present myself in an interview (which later led to a full-time offer), but helped me to change my mindset and become a more confident person.

She has tons of experience helping people from different backgrounds and has tailored answers to all your questions. The content in her course also helps me with my day to day work. I decided to take her boot camp even after getting an offer just to learn more from her. I strongly recommend her course.

 

Zoe

  • Before: Branding manager with limited PM experience
  • After: APMM offer from Google

Despite applying for PMM jobs instead of PM ones, Nancy provided me with really helpful advice when I was struggling with whether or not I should accept the offer. Knowing I would like to have a more thorough understanding of the company and the position, She even linked me up with another current employee. I would recommend others who do not have much experience in tech to seek help from Nancy who has a strong network in the field.

Olga Zadvornaya

  • Before: Business Analyst in Telecom Company for 10+ years with Chicago Booth EMBA
  • Education: Master of Applied Mathematics
  • Year of experience: 20 years
  • After: Sr. Program Manager at Microsoft

Nancy is amazing, She provides end-to-end coaching in finding a new job, something that we have been missing in Chicago Booth. She will tell you, why your resume does not receive a high response rate, how to fix it and what additional skills/certifications to receive. Nancy also has a huge network of hiring managers who she will refer you to and conduct mock interviews with you to prepare. I highly recommend her.

 

Olga Zadvornaya

  • Before: Business Analyst in Telecom Company for 10+ years with Chicago Booth EMBA
  • Education: Master of Applied Mathematics
  • Year of experience: 20 years
  • After: Sr. Program Manager at Microsoft

Nancy is amazing, She provides end-to-end coaching in finding a new job, something that we have been missing in Chicago Booth. She will tell you, why your resume does not receive a high response rate, how to fix it and what additional skills/certifications to receive. Nancy also has a huge network of hiring managers who she will refer you to and conduct mock interviews with you to prepare. I highly recommend her.

 

Muyuan

  • Before: Healthcare Professional
  • Education: Master of Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy
  • Year of experience: 8 years 
  • After: Sr. PM at Amazon Web Services

Thanks to Dr. Nancy Li's PM accelerator program, I transitioned from a project manager at a healthcare organization to a product manager. I followed Product School and Exponent youtube channels and blogs for a year, but I didn't make substantial progress. However, within 5 months after signing up for Dr. Nancy Li's program, I landed two offers, including a Sr. Product Manager role at a FANNG company. I found three key reasons that differentiated Dr. Nancy Li's program from other resources.

First, Dr. Nancy systematically teaches us product management concepts. Her teaching is so thorough that I found myself referring back to what I learned from her classes after working as a product manager.

Next, Dr. Nancy leads us through hands-on practices with real interview cases weekly. I found her live sessions very helpful and effective. I knew what to expect in interviews and prepared 20+ mocks in a short period. Last, I appreciate the product manager community that Dr. Nancy Li has developed for us. I benefited from learning with alumni and mentors. I love to continue learning and advancing my career with friends and colleagues that I met from this program.

Henry

  • Before: Data Scientist
  • After: Product Manager at TikTok US office (TikTok only has 10+ PMs in the US)

Nancy's accelerator provided very comprehensive instruction on how to apply and interview for the PM position. I can immediately apply the framework and strategy learned from the course to many interviews, which greatly helped with my interview preparation. She is also a coach who goes above and beyond. Apart from teaching interview and career development techniques that can be used in day-to-day work, she also encourages her students to be more confident and proactive at work. 

 

Jaskaran Singh Kalra

  • Before: Systems engineer in a startup
  • Education: Master of Engineering
  • Year of experience: 12 years
  • After:  Product operations manager at Uber

I had been looking for opportunities in Product Management sphere for a few months before I came across Dr. Nancy’s accelerator program. Through this program and Dr Nancy’s guidance, I was able to completely transform and revamp my whole job search strategy (from Resume to Final offer negotiations). Thanks to this accelerator program and the cohort, I was able to achieve the “Product Market Fit” and land Product Operations Manager role in a tech giant. Looking forward to be part of the alumni group and helping future batches.

Jaskaran Singh Kalra

  • Before: Systems engineer in a startup
  • Education: Master of Engineering
  • Year of experience: 12 years
  • After:  Product operations manager at Uber

I had been looking for opportunities in Product Management sphere for a few months before I came across Dr. Nancy’s accelerator program. Through this program and Dr Nancy’s guidance, I was able to completely transform and revamp my whole job search strategy (from Resume to Final offer negotiations). Thanks to this accelerator program and the cohort, I was able to achieve the “Product Market Fit” and land Product Operations Manager role in a tech giant. Looking forward to be part of the alumni group and helping future batches.

Lori Li

  • Before: Marketing Manager in a Startup
  • Education: Master of Public Relation
  • Year of experience: 7 years
  • After: Product Marketing Manager at Amazon

Nancy is very knowledgeable in cracking PM interview and coach professionals to find their unique position in the market and leverage what’s available to reach a higher career level. I joined Nancy’s program when i was pregnant with twins. Although I can’t manage to participate in all the live classes, what’s discussed in the first two modules are more than enough to help me get started with my career plan. I was working at a startup as a product marketing manager, with just a couple of years experience under my belt.

Nancy gave me confidence to pursue FAANG opportunities and I landed a PMM offer at Amazon several months later.

 

 Mock interviews with our alumni helped me a lot preparing for the highly intensive interview loop with Amazon. Tips and lessons shared in the slack channel benefit me everyday in my current job as well. I would highly recommend the accelerator program to anyone who wants a career boost, whether it’s for PM or not. You will find something helpful along the way. That being said, I’m still seeking good opportunities to transfer into a PM role.

So I will keep learning from Nancy and the group. At the same time I’m so glad to see more modules and topics are added to the content, which shows the program is adapting to students needs and industry trends. Can’t wait to see more offers from fellow students! Good luck!

Sowmya Subramanian

  • Before: Struggled to find the right job, stuck within analyst roles
  • Education: Master of Business Analytics
  • Year of experience: 9 years
  • After: 2 Product Management offers, more than 10 interviews including a Product Director, in 3 weeks, while having a full-time job and being 6 months pregnant

The PM accelerator program was extremely helpful in communicating in PM speak. The modules focus on using the right language and strong PM-centric frameworks all of which helped me get noticed significantly more with recruiters, and strengthen my candidacy through rounds of interviews. 

Office-hours were super effective and helped practice those skills and framework more thoroughly. The alumni group is very supportive and help you with resources and suggestions throughout the job process. Dr. Nancy goes above and beyond to help, even whenever she could, while out on maternity leave! The networking tips also helped me be more confident while approaching other Product professionals and build a stronger network. In the end, you own your journey, but this program certainly can give you the push you need to succeed in your goals.

Sowmya Subramanian

  • Before: Struggled to find the right job, stuck within analyst roles
  • Education: Master of Business Analytics
  • Year of experience: 9 years
  • After: 2 Product Management offers, more than 10 interviews including a Product Director, in 3 weeks, while having a full-time job and being 6 months pregnant

The PM accelerator program was extremely helpful in communicating in PM speak. The modules focus on using the right language and strong PM-centric frameworks all of which helped me get noticed significantly more with recruiters, and strengthen my candidacy through rounds of interviews. 

Office-hours were super effective and helped practice those skills and framework more thoroughly. The alumni group is very supportive and help you with resources and suggestions throughout the job process. Dr. Nancy goes above and beyond to help, even whenever she could, while out on maternity leave! The networking tips also helped me be more confident while approaching other Product professionals and build a stronger network. In the end, you own your journey, but this program certainly can give you the push you need to succeed in your goals.

Eduardo C.

  • Before: Head Product Marketing at a start-up company
  • After: Senior Director of Product Marketing at Constant Contact
 

Nancy is an empathic coach who genuinely cares about her students, either fine tuning experienced product leaders or accelerating the learning curve for first-time product managers. I was impressed by Nancy’s pro-active style and openness to providing personalized advice.

Besides, she is a fun colleague to be around in thought leadership webinars or product management videos.

For those in search of a more meaningful position, I strongly suggest working with Nancy as your product management - competitive edge coach.

RC

  •  Received an offer from Amazon
  • Before: Didn't know how to negotiate the offer and how much to ask for.
  • There were many red flags during the negotitation process
  • After: In the end, with Nancy's consulting, RC received one of the largest offers from Amazom

Nancy is honestly invaluable — being able to agonize in front of a rational human being was incredibly helpful and clarifying. She really helped maximize my amazon offer and improved my negotiation skills dramatically.

Cindy

  • Before: Data Analyst
  • After: Associate Product Manager offer from Bain

Nancy's Product Manager Accelerator is very informative and insightful. She helped me make a career transition from data analysis to product management. Her course covers the whole job-hunting process, from preparing resumes to negotiating salaries, which are designed thoughtfully and presented well. Nancy is also very responsible, passionate, and always willing to help whenever I have questions. I highly recommend this accelerator.

Cindy

  • Before: Data Analyst
  • After: Associate Product Manager offer from Bain

Nancy's Product Manager Accelerator is very informative and insightful. She helped me make a career transition from data analysis to product management. Her course covers the whole job-hunting process, from preparing resumes to negotiating salaries, which are designed thoughtfully and presented well. Nancy is also very responsible, passionate, and always willing to help whenever I have questions. I highly recommend this accelerator.

Alejandro Riddle

  • Before: 7 years in insurance industry
  • Education: Bachelor of Business Management
  • Year of experience: 9 years
  • After: PM at JPMoargan

I worked in the insurance industry for around 7 years, and I always felt that I wanted to go where I could create the biggest impact for our customers. I began looking into product management but didn’t know where to start. During my research I found Dr. Nancy Li’s PM Accelerator program, and although I looked at other PM programs, there was something special about Dr. Nancy.

She seemed to really care about her students, and her students were landing PM jobs! I saw testimony after testimony, so I decided to give it a go.

 

It has been one of the best decisions of my career. I was able to land my dream PM JOB!!! My life has change dramatically since then. I feel that I have my whole career in front of me, I feel motivated, and excited of where things are going. Some of the things I learned in Nancy’s PM Accelerator program:
1. How does my current role relate into a PM position?
2. What recruiters are looking for?
3. How to write my resume to get the PM interviews
4. How to kill a PM interview
What hiring mangers want to hear, and how to respond to tough questions?
5. Many high-level Product Management Cases, and many more things.
This is my personal experience, but if I could give advice to someone that wants to land their dream PM job it would be to get the program!

Sixuan Li

  • Before: UI/UX intern at UserTesting
  • Education: Master of Computer Science
  • Year of experience: 3 years
  • After: Product Design at UserTesting

Nancy's bootcamp helps me become a better person with confidence, resilience, and self-awareness. The networking skills I learn here enable me to sell myself during chat and interviews, and build relationships with strangers.

Shikha

  • Before: QA leadership position, and not sure how to transition to a product management career
  • Education: Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Year of experience: 17 years
  • After: Product Manager at UHG

When I first decided that I wanted to move into product management, I was not sure how to position myself as someone who can transition into a PM role from QA. But Nancy helped me realize that I already had a lot of skills necessary to become a PM. There was an immediate shift in my mindset and I was confident to apply for jobs. Apart from Nancy’s guidance, the live product sense sessions and the resources she provided, one other thing that helped me was the community. Together we motivated each other and worked towards our goals. I am glad I found this program.

YC

  • Before: Designer
  • After: PM at Tobii Dynavox

Nancy’s  accelerator has helped me a lot in my job search process. She helped me to transit from a business and design background to product management.  I learned a lot from her, especially, from how to prepare PM resume. She has been extremely patient with me and helped me to shape my resume to get more interviews.  I also found her mock interview section helped me the most through my job-hunting process. She offered the real-time feedback and helped you to avoid red flag answers for interview question. Overall, Nancy’s program is very informative and valuable, I highly recommend this accelerator!

YC

  • Before: Designer
  • After: PM at Tobii Dynavox

Nancy’s  accelerator has helped me a lot in my job search process. She helped me to transit from a business and design background to product management.  I learned a lot from her, especially, from how to prepare PM resume. She has been extremely patient with me and helped me to shape my resume to get more interviews.  I also found her mock interview section helped me the most through my job-hunting process. She offered the real-time feedback and helped you to avoid red flag answers for interview question. Overall, Nancy’s program is very informative and valuable, I highly recommend this accelerator!

Ede

  • Before: Supply Chain Analyst at 3rd largest FMCG company
  • After: Product Owner at Healthcare Education non-profit

Dr. Nancy’s accelerator program was the missing puzzle piece I needed in my journey to product. Her lessons are concise, strategic and cover recruiting from several essential aspects. She and her team gave me personal advice during my preparation period, and they support continuous improvement through their constant feedback. After seeing the results she helped others achieve, I joined this program and was able to attain a product offer in 4 months with no product experience and only a year of professional working experience. Dr. Nancy’s program also supports the development of current PMs seeking to advance their career & I’m excited to leverage those resources as well.

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