What skills could I polish as an undergrad to greater my chances of becoming a product manager when I graduate? Any advice is welcome.

Looking for book recs, articles, product-related events, clubs, programs, LinkedIn connections...anything!

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Become an intern at the company you want to work… voice your enthusiasm for that particular role then.

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How is someone a “product manager” at 22? Don’t you need to know the product and know management to be a product manager?

Some companies offer pm as internships or early in career positions. Therefore, it's definitely possible it's just tough to get into.

Read the book “Cracking the code” about Product Manager interviews at the big tech companies.

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