First Year Forward Program 2020

    • McLean, VA

The Appian First Year Forward program is designed to engage with underclassmen to provide support, mentorship, and most importantly, to grow an affinity with students who may consider Appian in the future.

About the Program:

The Appian First Year Forward program is an opportunity dedicated to giving you insight into the daily life at Appian and the chance to collaborate with Engineers throughout an interactive day of technical and professional development workshops at the Appian Headquarters in Tysons, VA. You'll even get the chance to hear directly from top engineering executives and our CEO, Matt Calkins!

The experience does not end there! Our Engineers want to help you throughout your college career! As a part of this highly-selective program, you will be paired with an Appian developer or technical consultant who will serve as a professional mentor to guide you through the remainder of your collegiate journey.

About You:

  • Currently enrolled in a B.S. or B.A. in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics, or a similar major
  • 3.7 GPA and above
  • Demonstrated passion for technology
  • Skills and interests related to program languages and applications

Nice to have Experience:

  • Individual projects outside of school work
  • Extracurricular activities and leadership experience within or outside of the university, and/or volunteer work
  • Attendance/participation of events related to computer programming such as hackathons, bitcamps, codefests, professional technical events, etc.

About Us:

Appian makes building complex software simple. We’ve built our low-code platform from the ground up with the power to address some of the world’s toughest business problems. It’s exciting and challenging work with exciting and fulfilling rewards. It takes the right person…is that you?

How to apply: 

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter. Your cover letter should address these three questions: What are you most passionate about, and how do your passions relate to your selected major? What is your proudest accomplishment to date?, What do you want to be when you grow up (have fun with this last one!).

If you are not selected this year, you will still remain in candidacy for future opportunities at Appian.


Early Spring 2020 - Application updates & phone interviews
March 2020 - Candidates selected & notified 
May 2020 - Date of Appian visit finalized

Appian Corporation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further, Appian will not discriminate against applicants for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co‐worker, Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination

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