So you’re going to college to get a great job in four years?
What if you could sidestep the hoops, skip the debt, opt out of the remedial general eds and entry level internships, and learn the things you want while creating value in the world? What if you could get that job without a degree?
This is what the Praxis Fall 2015 participants have elected to do.
There’s a widespread misconception today that good careers require you to attend a good school and get a degree, any degree, that certifies your competence.
The reality is much different.
Degrees are a dime a dozen.
Businesses can’t find skilled, experienced team members.
Graduates are struggling to find fulfilling careers after college.
Degrees are losing their signaling value almost as quickly as tuition is rising.
We can debate the reasons, but the bottom line is this:
There exists a massive opportunity for young people who want to break the traditional educational mold and choose to build their own credential in the real world — dropouts, entrepreneurs and early professionals who want to abandon the deferred career plan they’ve been sold all their lives and to create a lifestyle of learning while working.
They value skills and experiences over paper credentials and they’re tired of being told that the life they want is always four more years and thousands of dollars in debt ahead of them.
Praxis exists to enable those individuals and to connect them with businesses who need them today. We combine ten months of real world career experience with a rigorous professional development program that replace the outdated college credential with something more valuable.
The Fall class is shaping up to be our biggest yet, and participants have been placed in companies ranging from hotel management to tech development.
Here are ten job opportunities that are still available to Fall participants:
1) Sales at an Austin-based B2B tech company
2) Logistics and Operations at an Austin-based beauty startup
3) Sales at an Austin-based Med-tech startup
4) Carl Menger Fellowship at the Foundation for Economic Education (Learn More)
The Carl Menger Fellow will assist FEE’s executive team in designing, collecting, and presenting impact and outcomes measurements related to FEE’s mission. The Menger Fellow will work with FEE’s executive leadership and business division directors, and will report to the COO. The role is named after the influential Austrian school economist Carl Menger who was among the pioneers of the “marginal revolution.”
5) Launch and Product Manager at Zoobean, a Shark Tank funded education tech startup (Learn More)
Zoobean is an online learning platform that selects books, apps and other learning materials for children.
6) Accounting and Finance at the country’s largest processor of tomatoes, Morning Star (Learn More)
Working with Morning Star presents a unique opportunity for anybody interested in gaining insight into an innovative theory of management, agricultural finance and accounting, trucking, and manufacturing.
7) UX Implementation at a dynamic development company
8) Apprentice the President of an Inc5000 advertising agency in Phoenix Arizona.
- Potential to become an Account Executive or Business Development Executive
- Work with awesome people
- Type A personality
- Get stuff done
9) Marketing and Publishing at an innovative publishing firm.
10) Front and backend web development at a design and development startup
Here’s a final thought…
The processes of education and building a career do not need to be separate. In fact it’s better if they aren’t. You can have your cake and eat it too and you can have it much earlier than you’ve been told.
Don’t wait to start a job, build a career now.