To create the course, Upkey partnered with leaders and experts in recruitment, management, education and entrepreneurship from companies including LinkedIn, PepsiCo, Exelon and Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits; guidance counselors from universities like Illinois Technology, Purdue University, Trinity Christian College; and mission-driven nonprofits like Bronze Valley.
Career Building course content is presented by jerry doyle, a globally respected leader in higher education for student achievement, engagement, and career readiness; Doyle has held administrative positions at University of Chicago, Illinois Institute of TechnologyThe Tuck School of Business in Dartmouth College, Emerson College and Harvard Universityamong others.
“Upkey strives to create a world where opportunities are expanded and extended to everyone – so that everyone has their chance to shine and achieve their dreams,” said Filip Chereches-Tosaco-founder of Upkey and product manager.
“We pursue this goal by working with our amazing partners to democratize and deliver powerful educational content – giving early-career job seekers the tools and training they need to succeed, and making it easier and more accessible competition for everyone, regardless of background,” says Chereches-Tosa.
The course covers all the important aspects of how to start a successful career, including engaging videos with tips, hacks and tips to help early career job seekers get the best head start possible in their career:
Job search – Learn how to effectively search for a job, explore potential career options, and create a compelling application.
Interview – Find out how to stand out from other candidates at the interview stage, how to prepare for an interview, and how to succeed in live and virtual interviews.
Career launch – Get early career tips on the best way to start your first job and what to look out for when joining a company for the first time.
Professional evolution – Discover tips and tricks to progress in your career and achieve your long-term goals.
The course is completely free and job seekers can learn at their own pace. Those who successfully complete all course modules and the final assessment are eligible to receive a Certificate in Career Building from IE Business School.
A Top LinkedIn Startup for 2020, the company’s investors include S3 Ventures, Tensility Ventures, Bronze Valley, Chicago Ventures. Upkey has helped over 100,000 students benefit from its career preparation tools and courses, and currently has Purdue University, University of Central Florida, University of Illinois at Chicagoand Baylor University like some of his clients.
Upkey is dedicated to providing career seekers with the technology, tools, education, ideas and opportunities to build the career of their dreams, whatever their background. We believe that access, opportunity and knowledge must be democratized, and that by providing valuable content in an accessible and simple format, we can level the playing field and give everyone the chance they deserve. Learn more about Upkey at Upkey.com.