Summer Tech Immersive

Adjacent summer programs expose curious college students to tech skills, concepts, and opportunities so they can expand their potential to have impact.

1 course | 4 weeks
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Curious about tech?

This summer, join like-minded peers who want to develop a stronger understanding of technology and how they might combine a curiosity about tech with academic and personal passions, whether they be in theatre, art, psychology, chemistry, economics, or political science.

Gain new skills and college credit

From day one, learn how to create your own websites. Learn concepts of critical web design as you develop competency in HTML and CSS. All students receive a transcript from Davidson College.

Collaborate with motivated peers

Work in small teams to apply and present your skills, get constant feedback and support, and build awesome projects.

Learn flexibly

Students say our remote learning programs are among their top three college experiences. We're not on Zoom all day, we promise, and we make the most of our time however it's spent.

Gain skills, build & break things, give & get feedback, repeat.

June Program (June 7 – July 2) | July Program (July 5 – 30)

$3,500, student scholarships available.  No pre-requisites.

  • Learn HTML, CSS, and Javascript while you debate the ethics of design choices. Modeled after Davidson College’s DIG245 course; designed in partnership with Davidson faculty member Owen Mundy and taught by Adjacent instructors
  • Test and develop your teamwork, communication, and project management skills
  • Strengthen your public speaking and presentation skills with weekly demos
  • Learn to give and receive authentic feedback (perhaps too much of it!)
  • Fail constantly, learn to better navigate ambiguity, and pair your interests with newfound skills in ways you never thought imaginable

A Day in the Life

9 AM
Sign on to Discord and work on your weekly project
10 AM
Attend a help session with your instructor
12 PM
Demo your site at daily All-Hands group meeting
1 PM
Take a lunch break and walk
2 PM
Debug your project with a teammate
3 PM
Informational interview with a tech professional
5 PM
Push your code up for feedback

Working hours are flexible at Adjacent. We meet once per day as a full group, and then instructors hold optional sessions and office hours throughout the day (US timezones)

Expand your opportunities

Our alumni have applied their newfound skills in various ways, from continuing to tinker on their passion projects to landing full-time jobs in tech.

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Alexandra RomeroEnvironmental Studies, Davidson College

Adjacent provided me with the knowledge, tools, and mentality to confidently speak about and engage with the tech industry. Having graduated during the pandemic, I faced a lot of trouble finding a job. However, I am confident the explanations of my time at Adjacent and the professional and personal development I had during the program prepared me for competitive roles and helped me do well in my interviews. I am excited to be joining the startup accelerator industry for a few months- a job that I would not have pursued before Adjacent.

Alex IdonijeChinese Studies, Davidson College

Before last summer, if someone told me I’d graduate with an opportunity to work on machine learning and automation projects, I’d find it hard to believe. Now I can confidently say I’m leaving Davidson and Adjacent equipped to ethically apply my liberal arts foundation to the tech space, and with the knowledge to bring impactful ventures to life.

Emma WolffArabic Studies, Mount Holyoke College

I felt blindsided by how much I’d grown. I left with a newfound love for coding and the logic inherent to software engineering. I found I love leading a team. I also discovered that in the world of software, learning isn’t limited to a formal class setting or dynamic. Once you know how to utilize the internet, nothing obstructs your path to knowledge.

Sophia SchwartsmanScripps College, Art History major

I'm pretty much mind blown at how cool this program is. I don't think a lot of people come out of college with tech skills and therefore have to learn on the job, but having a solid foundation like this without compromising credit is invaluable.

Interested? Apply now or get in touch with our team to learn more.