Description

ProductBuds is a global Slack community for aspiring and early career product managers. The community and learning programs are for students, recent grads, and professionals building a product management career.

They also offer a fellowship where US-based students and professionals are part of a mentorship program. It's an opportunity to develop your portfolio and prepare for job roles within the industry.

Members participate in virtual events where they follow industry programs and case studies to boost their analysis skills. You can join for free and access Slack channels with learning resources, interview preps, networking channels, and job opportunities. When spots are available, you can apply for a 5-week immersive program to learn how to conceptualize and pitch new product ideas.

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Details

  • Membership: Free Community
  • Founders:

    Henrika Lim, Milap Patel

  • Amount of members: 15,000
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Online Platform: Slack
  • Job board: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Method: Virtual

Benefits

Learning resources:
You can be part of a book club to access several reading resources to sharp your analysis skills and discuss your learnings with fellow students. Develop your product sense skills and understand the defining factors involved in the creation of amazing products by attending case studies workshops.

Product management community:
With 15,000+ members participating in the Slack community, you can find diverse students and professionals sharing their favorite resources and asking for guidance to overcome their barriers. This community is the perfect place for working with other members to boost your product management career.

Job opportunities:
Discover the latest job opportunities in the dedicated Slack channel. There are a lot of interesting internship positions even for non-experienced individuals.

Design thinking process:
Product Buds has a Protothon program designed for aspiring product managers and product designers. It's a schedule where you collaborate on product building and share your ideas with a panel of industry leaders. A lot of these projects have become ventures and have joined accelerators, so you'll have the opportunity to learning while you're producing.

Requirements

You need to be a student, recent grad, or a professional working in the industry to participate in fellowship and Protothon programs. They have limited spots available, so you need to be updated with deadlines to apply.

 

Place

Meetings

Members meet in virtual events and workshops where they discuss programs, share learning resources, and build their portfolios together. The Fellowship program offers the opportunity to join a small group of peers in 10-weeks sessions. You can also participate in bi-weekly live product case studies.

 

Learning Events

Product Buds hosts workshops and expert talks to facilitate guidance, resources, and tools for community members. You can also participate in the Product Splash 5-week immersive program to learn how to conceptualize and pitch new product ideas with peer collaboration and mentorship.

Networking Events

Members engage in Slack channels where they have the opportunity to discuss any topic of interest and make new connections.

Content Library

Within the book club orientation, you'll find guidance and resources to improve your learning habits and successfully follow a study schedule. Find resources to understand case studies and enhance your learning experience. If you're looking to find a better job position, you can visit the mock interview orientation to find guidance and be prepared to master job applications.

 

Quote

"Learning how important product design is for enhancing the value of a feature or functionality. I'm sure product design folks in @ProductBuds can attest to this!" -Jenny Jung

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Reviews

  • Clement
    November 3, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    Product Buds is a fantastic place to meet people from all over the world! It’s a great resource for learning about product management, as it has Project Jams, book clubs, and more.