Product Management internships often require prior technical experience making it difficult for non CS/ECE majors to break in. Build the right connections and practice analyzing products to get your foot in the door.
Networking is an essential first step
- If you don’t have a direct connection to a PM, reach out to people in companies you are interested in and ask them for advice and a reference.
- In order to stand out when emailing potential connections, be sure to offer them value such as analysis on the product/company they are working on.
Practicing building products and analyzing models can prepare you
- In order to start thinking like a PM, you can start writing case studies on different product successes or interesting failures
- To practice PM skills, build a product you are interested in and launch it, at a hackathon or at your college.