Matching and Placement Process

Our matching and placement process finds the right project for you to make an impact as an EP Fellow.

Once you complete the admissions process and become a finalist, you will enter into our matching and placement process to be considered for potential placements nationwide. We look at a blend of your professional and academic experiences, as well as the skills our 200+ Partner organizations need to move their work forward, when we identify any potential projects and roles for you.

Our goal is match you with opportunities where we think you can make a big impact on behalf of underserved students. We support you and our Partners to connect, interview, and confirm placements.

The majority of our summer track and career track placements will be in the priority areas where Pioneers can have a tremendous impact: data and analysis, operations, strategy and planning, and program and project management

You must secure a placement at a Partner organization to be confirmed as a Fellow– and that’s when your experience as a Pioneer truly begins! 

SUMMER TRACK

Summer track matching and placement generally falls on a fixed timeline. Specific dates for the 2017 matching and placement cycle will be released on later this year. 

Preferences

  • Share your preferences on potential placement locations
  • Update your resume if necessary 

Matches

  • Find out about any matches for placement
  • EP considers you for projects based on your experience, preferences, and most importantly, Partner needs
  • We conduct two rounds of matching for the summer track

Interview

  • Interview directly with all Partners with whom you’ve matched
  • Learn more about the organization and project from your potential supervisor
  • Share why the project could be a good fit for you
  • Multiple finalists may interview for the same potential placement

Share Feedback

  • Give us feedback and your project preferences from your interviews
  • Partners give us similar feedback and their finalist preferences

Placement

  • EP assigns and confirms your placement based on where you’d like work and who our Partners want to hire
  • You become a Fellow once your placement is confirmed
  • We conduct two rounds of assignments

 

 

CAREER TRACK

Career track matching and placement can happen throughout the year as partners confirm placement opportunities.

In each admissions cycle, finalists receive their invitations at the same time and begin matching and placement together. Many placements are confirmed in the 6-8 weeks after finalists are invited during each cycle, when we have the most available roles with Partners. However, you can be matched with a placement opportunity at any point as a finalist.

All finalists are considered for placement opportunities with EP partner organizations. Finding a placement that is the right fit for you and for the hiring partner can take some time. Not every finalist will receive a placement.

Preferences

  • Share your preferences on potential placement locations, salary range, and start date
  • Update your resume if necessary

Matches

  • EP considers you for roles based on your experience, preferences, and most importantly, Partner needs
  • Find out about any potential matches for placement on a rolling basis as we continually learn about new Partner roles 

Interview

  • Interview directly with the Partners with whom you’ve matched
  • Share feedback with EP about your interest in the role
  • Engage in follow-up interviews or hiring activities, as needed
  • Multiple finalists, and sometimes candidates outside of EP, may interview for the same potential role

Placement

  • Partners decide directly who they want to hire
  • Accept your offer!
  • You become a Fellow once your placement is confirmed

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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