Rigging Academy empowers minorities with access, education and mentorship needed to land and succeed in the ‘real world.’ We create people managers by teaching workplace literacy.

 

Our Mission

School prepares you for the ‘what,’ but it doesn’t do a great job of preparing you for the ‘how’ or the ‘so what.’ Join your peers to learn from industry leaders from companies like Google, Microsoft, Marketo, Twitter on how to command the interview, utilize your network (yes, even you have one!), negotiate your job offer(s), and market yourself.

Rigging may be a good fit for you if you are:

  • A seeker. Someone who is growth oriented and an open individual that understands the ‘how’ is just as important as the ‘what’

  • Director level or below who is looking to learn more soft skills to achieve your professional goals

  • Willing to commit 3 months of your schedule (we host a workshop every 2 weeks virtually) to do the hard work and be introspective on your own behaviors

  • Seeking community of like-minded people and willing to be vulnerable enough to share (and learn from) each others’ struggles

how it works

  • Applicants who are accepted will participate in online group classes twice a month via Zoom, as well as monthly individual coaching. The entire program will span 3 months.

  • To ensure the level of conversation is intimate, Rigging is currently capped at 10 students per semester (Spring, Summer, Fall)

  • All sessions will be recorded if you miss a session, however, you will miss out on the most valuable piece, which is the interaction between fellow Seekers


Shyna has helped me to get practical advice on the ‘soft stuff’ in addition to the hard skills on how to get into the door to land a Marketing job
— Seeker in the Bay Area

Why i started Rigged

Hi! I’m  Shyna .  I’m on a mission to help minorities get access to the 'soft’ skills as well as the hardskills to get their goals and connect to a community of like-minded incredible people.

Hi! I’m Shyna.

I’m on a mission to help minorities get access to the 'soft’ skills as well as the hardskills to get their goals and connect to a community of like-minded incredible people.

Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as a daughter of immigrant parents, my parents couldn’t help me professionally, once I went to college. I had to learn by trial and error to get roles at Microsoft in Seattle and Singapore as well as companies in Silicon Valley like Marketo.

School set me up with the ‘what,’ but I had to learn the ‘how’ the hard way. I’m hoping to help others to short circuit the process by providing the knowledge, access, and community that I wish.