Image credit: Shutterstock/Maria Siubar It’s been more than a year since George Floyd was murdered. More than a year since companies all over the nation made statements indicating their support for Black Lives Matter and a commitment to racial justice. Since last year, we have grieved the losses of many more Black people. We watched
Our recruiting team gets the exciting privilege of being the first to speak with potential new teammates during the first step of our hiring process, otherwise known as Intro Calls. As part of this conversation, we always leave room for candidate questions, because it’s really important to us for candidates to evaluate if we’re the
Magoosh will update this post as more information becomes available. Latest update: August 25, 2021 As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the globe, it has already impacted nearly all of our professional and personal plans. To slow the spread of this pandemic, it is vital that we follow CDC guidelines and best practices. These include
Tech is an industry full of barriers to entry and the intersection of my identities makes me no stranger to those barriers. I am Black, a woman, a first-generation college graduate—and I embarked on my career believing that tech wasn’t meant for someone like me. I thought to get a job in tech, you’d have
At the beginning of 2019, if you had asked me how Magoosh was doing as a company around Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), I would have ignorantly said, “Pretty good!” I would have proudly pointed to our solid engagement data, all of our policies and guidelines that inherently promote equity and inclusion, and our
A few years ago, we took a look in the mirror and realized that our team was not representative of our student base and that our products do not yet equitably serve all students. That’s why, in 2018, Magoosh set up our first employee diversity goals. Today, I want to share a little bit about
Here at Magoosh, we’ve been outraged and heartbroken along with the rest of the world these past few weeks. We’ve been processing this internally as a team, and wanted first to be thoughtful in our support of one another—especially our Black colleagues—before drafting a response beyond our initial statement. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Tony McDade.
Given that COVID-19 is on everyone’s minds right now, especially our extended Magoosh family —our prospective candidates, students, employees— we wanted to share how Magoosh has responded from an operations perspective during this crisis. We have been lucky enough to be in a financial position to weather this storm and support our communities as we
Although I now work in operations, finance and HR, I started my career as a public school teacher in Washington, DC. Towards the end of my five-year teaching career, I started to really dread going to work. Teaching is a hard and demanding job, and it was taking its toll on me emotionally. (Note: this
Small startup with no UX Researcher on staff? Here’s why user interviews are worth doing anyway – and tips on how to get started. Spend enough time in startup land and you’ll stumble upon one of the holy commandments of SaaS (software as a service) businesses: Thou Shalt Talk to Your Users Early and Often.