The Praxis program would not be possible without our great business partners who hire participants for apprenticeships.
Participants work in paid apprenticeships which means there is real responsibility, hard challenges, and a high expectation of value creation. These aren’t summer internships, they are roles that challenge participants and require them to quickly become value creators.
Since the first Praxis class in 2014, Praxis apprentices have worked at over a hundred great companies across the country. The companies we work with vary in size, industry, and location, but what is consistent with all is the philosophy that real learning happens with experience and results speaks louder than credentials.
Similar to the diversity in businesses we work with, apprenticeship roles vary widely. From sales and marketing to operations and even coding, data analysis, and design.
Here is a small sample with a few of the great companies that choose to partner with Praxis:
Location: San Francisco, CA
ClickUp is building a better way to work, with a productivity platform and apps that make for a more efficient and happier way to get things done.
When Zeb Evans, ClickUp’s founder, dropped out of college to work on his first company he quickly realized that no productivity platform worked for their needs. So when he sold that company, he decided to solve the problem that had nagged at him the most while building it and created ClickUp.
ClickUp has grown rapidly since starting in 2016 and they now have great companies like Uber, Airbnb, and Apple as users. They hired their first Praxis apprentice in the fall of 2017 in a client success role. Since then they have brought on three more apprentices.
Find out more about ClickUp.
Location: Fairfax, VA
Remine created the world’s first Property Intelligence Platform. They collect property and consumer data and visualize it in an easy to use interface that helps real estate agents find opportunities.
They brought their first Praxis apprentice on to join their sales team in the fall of 2017 and have hired three more since, in sales, marketing, and design roles.
Location: Atlanta, GA
Founded in 2015, Telo is responsible for creating two business-to-business products.
OpenCNAM was built from the ground up to solve the challenges that phone carriers and telephony service providers have had with Caller ID services.
Their second product, EveryoneAPI provides organizations of all sizes with the most complete and accurate data coverage in the industry. It converts nearly any phone number into actionable business intelligence that can be used for call tracking, identity verification, and fraud mitigation.
In the spring of 2017, they brought on Cameron Hembree as their first Praxis apprentice on their sales and support team. Cameron has since been promoted to Senior Sales and Support Specialist and this spring they hired their second apprentice, Kaiden Foster.
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
InsideOut is a sales innovation lab.
What does that mean? Well, they work with companies to help them create and improve their sales processes and reach more customers.
Since starting in 2016, they’ve quickly grown to help hundreds of great companies like Google, IBM, and SAP experiment to improve their sales results.
Praxis apprentices at InsideOut work as Sales Innovation Specialists, getting hands-on sales experiences with multiple companies and learning the fundamentals of sales.
Learn more about InsideOut.
Check out Praxis alum Nick Kleinhuizen’s post on getting years worth of experience in just five months at InsideOut.
Location: New Braunfels, TX
My Magic Mud is changing the way people brush their teeth with fluoride-free, activated Charcoal toothpaste.
What started as a simple family solution to cavities and dentist visits is now one of the fastest growing natural oral health products in the US.
My Magic Mud hired Sarah Loomis as their first Praxis apprentice, in an internal operations analyst role earlier this year.
Learn more about My Magic Mud.
Location: San Francisco, CA & Vancouver, Canada
EquitySim was created to fix recruiting.
In their own words:
“Recruiting as we know it is fundamentally broken. Employers evaluate candidates largely based on GPA, school pedigree and resume experience rather than their skillsets, personality traits, and culture fit – more accurate indicators of performance. “
So they built a platform that uses applied psychology and trading simulations to help finance companies overcome bias and identify and hire the best talent.
EquitySim’s first two apprentices started on their sales team in April of this year. They are responsible for building relationships with partner universities and creating automated sales and marketing efforts to grow EquitySim’s reach.
Learn more about EquitySim.
Read why EquitySim apprentice, Lydia Weibel, chose to launch her career over college.