Partner with Prime

Meet talent, solve business problems, and help foster the next generation of tech talent.

For Employers and Practitioners

Looking for ways for your company and teams to get involved with Prime Digital Academy? We are always looking to engage the community and have a wide variety of ways you can support new and upcoming software development and user experience design talent. Feel free to share these opportunities with anyone in your organization that might want to get involved.

Networking Events

Prime students' educational experience culminates in a networking event. It's a chance for them to share the product of their work and make connections that can help open doors for them on their new career. Here's what's involved:

Project Presentations

12:00-1:00PM CST (via Zoom)

Four teams will present their final client projects for about 15 minutes each. We encourage you to attend, as these are great projects to ask them questions about during your interviews.

Individual Conversations

1:30-4:30PM CST (via Zoom)

Students will be prepared to share their work, talk through their projects, and discuss what teams and roles look like in your organization. Each discussion is capped at 20 minutes!

Answers to common Networking Event questions

Getting Involved

The week before the event, we will send out resumes for the whole cohort so you get a sense of who you might be chatting with. Otherwise, there's no prep needed! Sounds good, and want to sign up? Simply RSVP and our team will get you everything you need!

Sign up to chat with a student at an upcoming Networking Event


Guest Speakers

The tech industry is full of smart, talented people. Each week we welcome volunteers from the local community to share their knowledge and passion through talks, panel discussions, and Q&As. Tell us the things you're passionate about and we'll follow up. Talks are held every other Wednesday 11am-12pm Central Time.

Volunteer to Speak at Prime

Share an Opportunity with the Alumni Network

Our recent graduates are eager to bring their skills to your team. We understand that career day may not be a perfect fit for every employer, so if you have immediate opportunities, share them with us, and let our graduates become the asset your team needs. Connect with us to welcome exceptional talent to your team.

Share an Opportunity

For Community Organizations

The Twin Cities is booming with tech, creatives, and the need for a user-centered approach to design and business. It is our belief at Prime that there is plenty of human-centered work to be done without making it up, which is why we go straight to the source: clients with real users and business problems to solve! As well, our employer network loves knowing that the projects completed at Prime were as real as they get—no "happy paths" or textbook-only experience here. Double-win!

Many of our client partners are…

  • Entrepreneurs who are aiming to bring their ideas into reality with a MVP or proof-of-concept
  • Non-profits with processes or systems that are out of date or paper-based (gasp) that could be made modern
  • Small companies with small projects that could make an impact on their day-to-day but might not have the funds to invest in professional software development

Interested in Full-Stack Software Development or User Experience (UX) pro bono opportunities? Book some time with our staff to discuss your needs and see if there may be a good fit for a project!