We just wrapped another successful Seattle program, preparing young college graduates to be their best selves. Our Korus, as we call them, are being chosen as top entry-level hires for growing, purposeful companies. We’re very proud of this recent group of graduates and their work with our local employer partners. They have landed in great jobs at companies like Trupanion, Amazon, Smartsheet, zulily, Payscale, and more. Last week, we announced the addition of Porch and Possible as partners in our upcoming September program.
Seattle is where Koru started and we love Washington as our home state. That’s why we’re so excited to announce our new, local partner, Washington State University. The Koru team is pleased that WSU has signed on as a northwest regional partner, offering their students and grads opportunities to launch amazing careers in innovative, high-growth and technology companies. WSU joins our growing list of colleges and universities that are leading the way to explore innovative approaches to ensure their graduates land on the right career path.
“It makes sense to join forces with Koru as an innovator in education, especially with their founding programs and great employer partnerships in Washington State. We are pleased to partner with the Koru team as we work hard to prepare our WSU students for the challenges of today’s workplace,” said Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd.
We have already had several WSU grads become Korus, and land great jobs. Justin Oba, now working at Trupanion, is one of them, and you can see him here on our local Q13 news talking about his experience.
Please join me in welcoming Washington State University as a Koru partner. We look forward to serving WSU students and graduates in 2014 and beyond!
If you, or a recent graduate you know, would like to participate in our September Seattle program, the application deadline is August 11th. The program runs from September 3-19 and details are on our website here. Koru runs programs throughout the year in Seattle and San Francisco.
Kristen, Koru CEO
Kristen Hamilton is the Co-Founder and CEO of Koru, the leader in predictive hiring. As a technology entrepreneur and executive with a passion for impact, Kristen has a successful track record driving value for customers and investors. She co-founded e-commerce pioneer Onvia and took it public in 2000. Kristen built the organization to 500 people, raised over $300 million of investment capital, and led the M&A team to acquire and integrate four private companies in two years. Kristen then shifted focus to education and talent acquisition, as head of educator strategy at Microsoft, and COO of World Learning, where she ran operations in 66 countries.