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Career ‘bootcamp’ guarantees each student a job interview

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PayScale will soon welcome college seniors and recent graduates for a month-long career “bootcamp,” designed to teach them the ropes of the business world.

The payoff: the chance to interview for a real job at the Seattle online benefits and compensation information company.

During the intensive program, the students will gain career experience by working on real business challenges and presenting their work to company leaders. They learn and practice skills that growing companies value and get coaching from supervisors during their month as “employees.”

Sponsored by Koru, a company focused on transforming the college-to-career landscape, the program aims to launch graduates into their careers—often with the employers that host them during the bootcamp.  

Other employers that have participated in Koru’s bootcamps include REI, Trupanion, Smartsheet and Julep.

“As the talent market becomes more competitive, it’s critical for businesses to use innovative solutions to ensure they attract and retain the best employees at every level of the organization,” says Dave Smith, chief revenue officer at PayScale, who says the bootcamp helps his organization “identify the most promising early career talent.”

Contact: Annie Zanin of Koru, (425) 503-2671.

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