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Spring Recruiting is Now Open!

Hey you 👋 are you interested in helping the world’s leading student-run venture fund invest in the next generation of student-led startups? 

If so, we want YOU to apply to join Dorm Room Fund’s HQ Team. We’re recruiting across the board for Heads of Design, Content, Community, Ops, and Growth. Interested? Read our latest post to learn more about what’s in store for our next HQ partners. Apps are due Sunday, April 18th, so don’t wait to apply!

On the fence or eager to learn even more before you apply? We’ve got you covered with a full slate of events over the next few weeks (all free to attend!):

1. How to Break into VC with JeanClaude Dorsainvil, Meryl Breidbart, and Kai Furbeck - Wednesday, April 14th at 2pm PT/5pm ET

2. How VCs Help Startups Grow with Brett Berson and Rennah Weng - Thursday, April 15th at 5pm PT/8pm ET

What is the DRF HQ Team?

Our HQ team is the engine that powers DRF and the compass that defines the fund’s strategic direction. The team’s eight members own three core goals:

1. Enable DRF to find and engage the world’s best student founders

2. Use diverse skills and expertise to help our founders succeed

3. Strengthen the DRF community

What does DRF HQ do?

Whether advising portfolio companies on their go-to-market strategies, creating content to engage and inspire new student founders, or leveraging analytics to help target the next great campus innovation ecosystem, our founders and partners count on HQ to make the magic happen — and tell the DRF story along the way. HQ team members are the strategic thinkers driving DRF’s growth, the creatives behind its brand, and the first call for founders in need.

Working closely with our CEO Molly Fowler, HQ is a SWAT team of top-notch student operators with backgrounds ranging from Bridgewater to SpaceX, Airbnb to Silicon Valley Bank and startups at every stage of growth. Members of our HQ team have gone on to found venture-funded companies, grow businesses to millions in revenue, become first engineers at some of the nation’s hottest startups, and lead teams in senior positions at tech companies post-grad.

Am I eligible to apply?

For all roles, to be eligible to apply, you must be:

⚡️ An active, full-time student, currently enrolled at an accredited academic institution (Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD, JD, MBA, etc.), with at least one full year left in your program.

⚡️ Willing to commit 10+ hours per week to DRF for at least one year.

Deadline to apply: Sunday, April 18th @ 11:59 PM PST.

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