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YOUR GRIT. OUR EXPERIENCE.

You went to college. You did the work. You were a leader and a team player. Now you want that first job that sets you up to reach your potential. Koru is here to help. More about the program.

“Koru honed my skills and gave me the network to make my dreams come true.” Caitie, Hired by zulily post Koru@Zulily

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“Koru set the foundation for my career. It was more meaningful than my MBA”

Lyndy, Hired by Hewlett Packard post Koru@REI.

Koru Coaches

Your program will be led by two of our full-time coaches. Our team comes from a diverse background of experiences and companies, all united in the mission to change the way college grads connect to meaningful work. You’ll also be coached by real, full-time execs — senior business leaders committed to getting to know you and helping you out.

Darryl rawlings
Darryl Rawlings
CEO, Trupanion
Darryl Rawlings
CEO, Trupanion

My first job after college was as a salesman for a technology company. I’m an animal lover and serial entrepreneur, and I strive to bring transparency and value to the pet insurance business. In 1994, I founded my first business, the Canadian Cigar Company, and used the proceeds from the sale to found Trupanion (Vetinsurance in Canada) in 1999. My first job after college was as a salesman for a technology company.

Josh jarrett
Josh Jarrett
Chief Learning Officer, Koru
Josh Jarrett
Chief Learning Officer, Koru

My first job out of college was with McKinsey as a business analyst. It helped me quickly discover my passions- learning, business and social equity. I connect those three things as co-founder of Koru. In my past I’ve led higher education innovation at the Gates Foundation, led consulting engagements at McKinsey, and launched a tech startup in the bay area in the late 90’s.

Michael schutzler
Michael Schutzler
CEO, Washington Technology Industry Assn
Michael Schutzler
CEO, Washington Technology Industry Assn

My first job after college was as a systems engineer and program manager. I’ve been a CEO and senior executive in several internet and media companies Classmates.com, Monster, RealNetworks and Rosetta Stone. I now am the CEO of the Washington Technology Industry Association the state’s unifying voice for the technology community.

Frank barberi
Frank Barberi
SVP of Corporate Development, Yume
Frank Barberi
SVP of Corporate Development, Yume

I was a photojournalist in my twenties and that lead to working in digital media at MSNBC in the mid 90s. I’ve been doing digital media ever since and built and sold a couple of companies, most recently Transpera. I now run emerging platforms for video ad network YuMe.

Dan shapiro
Dan Shapiro
Serial Entrepreneur, CEO, Robot Turtles
Dan Shapiro
Serial Entrepreneur, CEO, Robot Turtles

My first job after college was as a program manager at Microsoft. I’m passionate about creating technology companies — I’m on my third. My latest company Robot Turtles, which helps kids develop coding skills, was born when I accidentally launched the best-selling board game in Kickstarter history. Before Robot Turtles, I led a Google subsidiary that operates comparison shopping products after they bought my company, Sparkbuy Inc.

Dr. tony wagner
Dr. Tony Wagner
Expert in Residence, Harvard Innovation Lab
Dr. Tony Wagner
Expert in Residence, Harvard Innovation Lab

My first job out of college was teaching. I’m now best-selling author of books about innovation and the transition from education to employment. I also serve as Expert-in-Residence at Harvard where I advise students at the Harvard Innovation Lab in a variety of start-ups.

Jane park
Jane Park
CEO, Julep
Jane Park
CEO, Julep

My first job after college was as a strategy consultant at Boston Consulting Group. I spend my days leading Julep, world's fastest-growing "full-stack" beauty brand. We take a social approach to product development to launch over 300 Julep branded, toxin-free nail, color cosmetics and skincare products each year. Before Julep, I launched new ventures at Starbucks.

Brendan browne
Brendan Browne
Head of Recruiting, LinkedIn
Brendan Browne
Head of Recruiting, LinkedIn

My first job after college was as a sales rep for Comsys. I lead recruiting for LinkedIn, an explosive growth company with a member network of over 300 million and growing by 2 members per second. I work with scary smart people who are solving very hard problems enabling LinkedIn to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce across every continent. I’ve helped great growing companies, big and small, to attract and retain the best people.

Kristen hamilton
Kristen Hamilton
CEO, Koru
Kristen Hamilton
CEO, Koru

My first job after college was as a market analyst for a hydraulics distributor. I’m an entrepreneur and globalist, determined to make meaningful impact. My first career was in technology where I worked on taking products to market for IBM, Oracle, and Cisco. I co-founded e-commerce business Onvia and helped take it public. I shifted focus to education as COO of World Learning, head of educator strategy for Microsoft, and now co-founder of Koru.

Koru Partners

You'll be paired with one of our hot partner companies to go inside and take on a real business challenge. We'll do our best to match you with the perfect one.

APPLY NOW FOR AN UPCOMING PROGRAM.

We're looking for bright, motivated seniors and graduates eager to kickstart their career.

We are committed to being accessible to all and offer flexible payment plans and scholarships. We and our amazing partners provide funding assistance for many Korus. If you’ve got grit, we’ll make it work.

Admission is selective and works on a rolling basis. Apply early. Tuition increases as the application deadline approaches.

For more information, contact us info@joinkoru.com or read more about the program.



Winter 2014
Seattle
(Dec 01 - Dec 10)
KORUx
apply Price Increase Ocotober 17th

Online: Nov 17 to Dec 26
In-person: Dec 01 to Dec 10
Early Price: $1,949 for applications submitted by Oct 17

KoruX December is the perfect flexible option for someone who's looking to break into the Seattle tech community. Designed especially for recent grads with limited time and college students looking to take advantage of their school breaks, KoruX begins virtually November 17th. Participants will begin to bond with their team, work on foundational content, and engage with coaches through our online platform. The in-person portion of KoruX Seattle December begins on December 1st and ends on December 10th. During the in-person portion, participants will go into Koru's employer partners and work on a real challenge. (December program partners to be announced shorty - check back here). After the in-person session ends, participants will finish the program online at their convenience. At the end of the program, every participant is guaranteed an interview. Apply now, space is filling up quickly. For more info, pelase see the Koru Seattle Program Page.

San Francisco
(Dec 01 - Dec 10)
KORUx
apply Price Increase Ocotober 17th

Online: Nov 17 to Dec 26
In-person: Dec 01 to Dec 10
Early Price: $1,949 for applications submitted by Oct 17

KoruX December is the perfect flexible option for someone who's looking to break into the San Francisco tech community. Designed especially for recent grads with limited time and college students looking to take advantage of their school breaks, KoruX begins virtually November 17th. Participants will begin to bond with their team, work on foundational content, and engage with coaches through our online platform. The in-person portion of KoruX San Francisco December begins on December 1st and ends on December 10th. During the in-person portion, participants will go into Koru's employer partners and work on a real challenge. (December program partners to be announced shorty - check back here). After the in-person session ends, participants will finish the program online at their convenience. At the end of the program, every participant is guaranteed an interview. Apply now, space is filling up quickly. For more info, pelase see the Koru San Francisco Program Page.

San Francisco
(Jan 05 - Jan 14)
KORUx
apply Price Increase November 3rd

Online: Dec 18 to Jan 28
In-person: Jan 05 to Jan 14
Early Price: $1,949 for applications submitted by Nov 03

KoruX January is the perfect flexible option for someone who's looking to break into the San Francisco tech community. Designed especially for recent grads with limited time and college students looking to take advantage of their school breaks, KoruX begins virtually December 18th. Participants will begin to bond with their team, work on foundational content, and engage with coaches through our online platform. The in-person portion of KoruX San Francisco December begins on January 5th and ends on January 14th. During the in-person portion, participants will go into Koru's employer partners and work on a real challenge. (December program partners to be announced shorty - check back here). After the in-person session ends, participants will finish the program online at their convenience. At the end of the program, every participant is guaranteed an interview. Apply now, space is filling up quickly. For more info, pelase see the Koru San Francisco Program Page.

Boston
(Jan 05 - Jan 14)
KORUx
apply Price Increase November 3rd

Online: Dec 18 to Jan 28
In-person: Jan 05 to Jan 14
Early Price: $1,949 for applications submitted by Nov 03

KoruX January is the perfect flexible option for someone who's looking to break into the Boston tech community. Designed especially for recent grads with limited time and college students looking to take advantage of their school breaks, KoruX begins virtually December 18th. Participants will begin to bond with their team, work on foundational content, and engage with coaches through our online platform. The in-person portion of KoruX Boston December begins on January 5th and ends on January 14th. During the in-person portion, participants will go into Koru's employer partners and work on a real challenge. (December program partners to be announced shorty - check back here). After the in-person session ends, participants will finish the program online at their convenience. At the end of the program, every participant is guaranteed an interview. Apply now, space is filling up quickly. For more info, pelase see the Koru Boston Program Page.

Seattle
(Jan 05 - Jan 14)
KORUx
apply Price Increase November 3rd

Online: Dec 18 to Jan 28
In-person: Jan 05 to Jan 14
Early Price: $1,949 for applications submitted by Nov 03

KoruX January is the perfect flexible option for someone who's looking to break into the Seattle tech community. Designed especially for recent grads with limited time and college students looking to take advantage of their school breaks, KoruX begins virtually December 18th. Participants will begin to bond with their team, work on foundational content, and engage with coaches through our online platform. The in-person portion of KoruX Seattle December begins on January 5th and ends on January 14th. During the in-person portion, participants will go into Koru's employer partners and work on a real challenge. (December program partners to be announced shorty - check back here). After the in-person session ends, participants will finish the program online at their convenience. At the end of the program, every participant is guaranteed an interview. Apply now, space is filling up quickly. For more info, pelase see the Koru Seattle Program Page.



KORU college partners.

These thirteen colleges and universities are leading the way. By partnering with Koru, they’re helping to set the stage for their graduates’ onramp to a successful and meaningful career. We’re proud to have them as Koru Founding Partners. Learn more.

“The genius of Koru lies in the way it teaches students marketable skills in real-world situations. We are thrilled to be a founding partner" - Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron.

Nas.

I’m inspired to support Koru participants because I know how hard it can be to carve out your path and purpose in life.

- Nas
(Pictured with KORU CEO Kristen Hamilton)

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