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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 have guest coaches, who are 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.

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.

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.

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.

Nas
Nas
Icon, Koru Investor & Coach
Nas
Icon, Koru Investor & Coach

I was born in Queens, New York, the son of a Jazz musician. My musical career broke through in 1991, and I released my first album “Illmatic” in 1994. I’ve since released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums and sold over 25 millions records worldwide. I’m an associate publisher at Mass Appeal Magazine, owner of a Fila sneaker store, and an investor in education start-ups.

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.

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.

John cropper
John Cropper
Founder & CEO, Futurlogic
John Cropper
Founder & CEO, Futurlogic

I began my career at MTV, where I helped develop MTV channels in Asia, Latin America, and South Africa. I then spent many years managing marketing and new media business development for brands like Quincy Jones, Nissan/Infiniti, Young & Rubicam and Sean "Diddy" Combs. Currently, I’m the founder of Futurlogic, a next generation branded education company and angel investor. I’m passionate about communication, travel, computer animation, and my model car company, Amalgam.

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.

To see the full list of Koru Coaches, please visit our program info page.

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

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Application Deadline Oct 31 ~ First Partner Announced: Porch.com (check back for #2)

Online: Nov 17 to Dec 26
In-person: Dec 01 to Dec 10
Current price: $2,295 for applications submitted by Oct 31

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 are Porch.com and one other to be announced shortly). 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, please see the Koru Seattle Program Page.

Boston

(Jan 05 - Jan 14)
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Application Deadline Oct 27

Online: Dec 15 to Jan 28
In-person: Jan 05 to Jan 14
Early price: $1,949 for applications submitted by Oct 27

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, please see the Koru Boston Program Page.

San Francisco

(Jan 05 - Jan 14)
KORUx

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Application Deadline Oct 27

Online: Dec 15 to Jan 28
In-person: Jan 05 to Jan 14
Early price: $1,949 for applications submitted by Oct 27

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, please see the Koru San Francisco Program Page.

Seattle

(Jan 05 - Jan 14)
KORUx

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Application Deadline Oct 27

Online: Dec 15 to Jan 28
In-person: Jan 05 to Jan 14
Early price: $1,949 for applications submitted by Oct 27

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, please see the Koru Seattle Program Page.

Seattle

(Jan 19 - Feb 11)
KORU IMMERSIVE

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Price Increase November 3rd

In-person: Jan 19 to Feb 11
Early price: $2,749 for applications submitted by Nov 03

Koru Immersive Winter 2015 will be a fantastic program and will offer extensive, in-person coaching and experiences. Participants will go inside of Koru partner companies (specific companies to be announced by December) throughout the program and work on a real business challenge. At the end of the program, every participant is guaranteed an interview. Koru Seattle is located in Lower Queen Anne. For more info, please check out our Seattle Program page.

San Francisco

(Jan 26 - Feb 18)
KORU IMMERSIVE

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Price Increase November 3rd

In-person: Jan 26 to Feb 18
Early price: $2,749 for applications submitted by Nov 03

Koru Immersive Winter 2015 will be a fantastic program and will offer extensive, in-person coaching and experiences. Participants will go inside of Koru partner companies (specific companies to be announced by December) throughout the program and work on a real business challenge. At the end of the program, every participant is guaranteed an interview. Koru San Francisco is located in SOMA. For more info, please check out our San Francisco 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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