You might have seen the signs or an ad in the Daily, but I want to share all the details on the summer Koru@UW A&S program. The College of Arts & Sciences has partnered with local start-up Koru to give our majors a fundamental experience in preparing for a career after graduation. The program is a two-week, immersive career accelerator in August and September.
Are you a freshman, sophomore, or junior who would be interested in gaining relevant knowledge, skills, and networks that will help you stand out in the rest of your academic career and better position yourself for internships and jobs? Regardless of your major or what you think you want to do after graduation (public/private/nonprofit), Koru@UW A&S will augment your UW education and help you gain real workplace experience, hone your personal and group presentations skills, learn to network like a pro, expand your professional networks, and more deeply understand your strengths and how they apply to the world of work. Please apply to Koru@UW A&S.
For more information visit http://www.joinkoru.com/uwcas. Spots in this program are limited and financial aid will be given on a first come, first served basis, so apply soon! For info from the College, see: http://artsci.washington.edu/content/koruuw
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who is the program open to? It is for continuing students (freshmen, sophomores, and juniors) in the College of Arts & Sciences. Pre-majors who intend to declare an A&S major are also eligible. Students graduating in spring and summer 2015 are not eligible.
What is the program? The Koru@UW A&S program is a modification of Koru’s post-grad program, but refined and amended to be more meaningful for our majors as they work on their degrees. It will help them think proactively about all the opportunities they will have, and reinforce the value of our majors and the skills associated with them.
Why should I do the Koru@UW A&S program? In today’s world, it is good to start thinking about post-graduation plans sooner than later. You (or your family or friends) might be wondering about “what am I going to do with ______ degree?” and the worries associated with choosing majors that aren’t deemed “valuable” while an undergraduate. Koru@UW A&S is particularly well-suited for students wanting to grow and develop professional skills and networks quickly. It is also a perfect place to situate a better understanding of how the next steps could unfold after graduation for students concerned about post-grad opportunities.
How much does it cost? It costs $795, and there is financial aid available.
When and where is it? There are two sessions: Aug 17-28, 2015 and September 8-18, 2015. Both sessions will take place on the UW campus.
Do you earn credit for the program? No, this is not an academic course nor an internship.