At tech companies such as Twitter, showing associate product managers how other countries use social media is a key part of on-the-job training.
A year ago, I graduated from New York University, where I’d studied computer science. Not long after graduation, I moved to San Francisco to begin my job at Twitter as an associate product manager (APM). The role is part of a program that allows new graduates to break into the world of product management straight out of school. At the time, I never imagined just how much I’d be able to learn and experience about the world in less than a year’s time.