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Last week, Blue Jeans had the privilege of hosting a virtual field trip in the cloud entitled, “A Day in the Life of a Startup.” High school students from Idaho Distance Education Academy (IDEA) and Monta Vista High School in Cupertino had the opportunity to participate in interviews with different functions of the company; from engineering, sales, marketing, management, design, and finance, students got to see the wide range of abilities and skills needed in order to take part in a startup.

What was most surprising to students was that some of our team members took majors and paths that you wouldn’t expect would lead to career in tech startup in Silicon Valley. In fact, a handful of our team come from interesting backgrounds like music, law, and creative writing.  

Afterward, students were taken on a virtual tour of the office and were astounded at startup staples like free food, drinks, the bean bag, pool table and of course the ping pong room.  

At the end of the day, students learned that to get to startup, it doesn’t really matter what major or path you take after college. What does matter is following your interests and passion, which will eventually lead to an exciting career. Blue Jeans Network is proud to open up our virtual doors to students around the country for a look inside startup culture in Silicon Valley – let us know if you want a peek inside!