We’ve compiled everything you need to know about the job guarantee and job interview guarantee features of the Data Science Fellowship. In this blog post we take the key points below and go into more detail for each one.

Key points in this Admissions Team blog post:

Job Interview Guarantee feature of the Data Science Fellowship
  • What is it? Why is it called “job interview guarantee?”
  • What are our other initiatives to connect our graduates with our company partners?
Job Guarantee feature of the Data Science Fellowship
  • Who is this job guarantee feature for?
  • Who is eligible for the job guarantee feature?
  • What are the requirements of the job guarantee feature after graduation?
  • Important notes regarding the job guarantee feature

Let’s start with the job interview guarantee!

Job Interview Guarantee feature of the Data Science Fellowship

What is it? Why is it called “job interview guarantee?”

All graduates of the Data Science Fellowship are eligible for the interview guarantee. Graduates will have guaranteed first interviews with our company partners. Please note that this is different from the job guarantee. We will talk about that in the second half of this blog post.

What are our other initiatives to connect our graduates with our company partners?

Graduates will be included in the official Eskwelabs Learner Resume book. This resume book comes in the form of a PDF. It’s a compilation of the updated resumes of our graduates. We share this to over 120 companies in our network.

Aside from connecting our graduates to our company partners, we also facilitate the career development of our students via industry talks, networking events, resume writing, career coaching, and more.

Alright! Now let’s talk about the job guarantee.

Job Guarantee feature of the Data Science Fellowship

Who is this job guarantee feature for?

This is for Data Science Fellows who are seeking employment. These Fellows are offered job guarantees. All Fellows will also receive access to Eskwelabs’ career development resources during the program and for up to 9 months immediately following graduation.

If the Fellow availing of this job guarantee feature fails to secure employment or internship within nine (9) months of completion of the Data Science Fellowship, the tuition fee will be refunded.

The job guarantee terms and conditions are indicated in the contract which we send to the Data Science Fellowship program applicants once they reach the final stage of our admissions process.

Please note that the job guarantee feature is optional.

Who is eligible for the job guarantee feature?

This Fellow must...
  • Have fully completed course requirements and successfully graduated from the Data Science Fellowship.
  • Be legally authorized to work in the Philippines.

Who is NOT eligible for the job guarantee feature?

  • Those with company sponsorships and full scholarship recipients are not eligible.
  • Those who are still in full-time education programs such as undergraduate degrees—where the graduation does not take place before the end of the Data Science Fellowship—are not eligible for the job guarantee feature.

What are the requirements of the job guarantee feature after graduation?

During the 9-month period after graduation, we expect Fellows to be fully committed to the job search process. To retain eligibility for the guarantee, Fellows who avail of the job guarantee feature must:
  1. Share any interview result, the status of applications, and job offer/s with Eskwelabs via surveys, email, or any other forms of communication.
  2. Complete periodic surveys sent by Eskwelabs to document your job search progress.
  3. Answer and submit surveys within five (5) business days.
  4. Apply to at least 10 data science positions monthly for nine (9) consecutive months after graduation.
  5. Complete at least 95% of the attendance in events, industry talks, conferences, study group sessions, career coaching, workshops (whether online and in-person) that are organized by Eskwelabs for their career growth and job search.
  6. Schedule at least three (3) 1-on-1 sessions with their assigned career coach.
  7. Give good faith efforts to attend and participate in all employer interviews scheduled by employers for nine (9) months after graduation.
  8. Not commit acts of dishonesty during the application process (i.e. submitting work that is not one’s own, making misrepresentations to employers on your resume, or otherwise).

Important notes regarding the job guarantee feature

Without limiting the foregoing, possible situations that void this job guarantee include, but are not limited to:

  • The Fellow withdraws from the Data Science Fellowship.
  • The Fellow decides not to actively search for employment in data science or to pursue other endeavors after graduation.
  • The Fellow does not consistently communicate with Eskwelabs regarding their job search progress, including participating in networking events or updating on interviews they have done or offers they received.

If the Fellow availing the job guarantee feature does not plan to seek a data science career after the Data Science Fellowship to meet the refund conditions, the Fellow must notify Eskwelabs in writing before the start of the program itself.


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RECOMMENDED READING

  • If this is your first time reading about the Data Science Fellowship, we recommend checking out the program in more detail here.
  • Ready to apply? Get started by signing up here. Cohort 8 of the Data Science Fellowship starts on September 6, 2021; the admissions process is currently ongoing!<