Every college grad deserves a fair shot at a meaningful, upwardly mobile career. COOP ("ko-op") Careers is a non-profit organization seeking to overcome underemployment for underrepresented, recent college graduates through its digital skills and peer connections fellowship program.
COOP’s flagship program is the Digital Apprenticeship. Peer cohorts of 16 motivated, underemployed grads meet nightly for 19 weeks (~200 hours) to learn technical skills, build community, and jumpstart careers in digital marketing, data analytics, or tech sales.
Four in five alumni are fully employed in upwardly mobile jobs within a year of graduation and hundreds of alumni "pay it forward" as cohort captains and alumni ambassadors. Long-term, COOP aims to double the lifetime income of alumni—fueling upward economic mobility!
Hear from our Alumni:
Digital Marketing: "Coming from an Anthropological mindset, this unknown digital industry appeared confusing and intimidating at first. It wasn't until I had joined COOP that I learned that Digital Marketing offered so much more through many different facets (Social, Search, Programmatic, Analytics, etc). Ironically, Digital Marketing continues to teach me the importance of building strong digital relationships, storytelling, diversity, and authenticity as they are the true drivers of success.” Camille Maron, Paid Search Strategist
Tech Sales: "I was looking for a job before COOP started, but this program was really my second wind. Through Talent Match, the networking event hosted by COOP and Google, I was able to meet with the recruiter for a Sales role I was interested in, and she pushed me along the process which ultimately landed me my current job. COOP helped me prepare for the job search in a better way because of the resume, interview, and community support. The community aspect of being able to commiserate together when I didn't get the job or celebrate when I did -- it makes a difference. Alumni have gone around the world and back thanks to these connections." Joy Johnson, Sales Development Representative
Data Analytics: "Coming into COOP, I knew I was willing to do whatever it took to reach my career goals but being a first-gen college student, I did not know what that entailed. COOP provided me with the direction and resources necessary to launch my data analytics career. With the uncertainty during the pandemic, I knew I could rely on the COOP community to support me through such a difficult time. I am incredibly grateful to have my cohort, captains, and COOP’s vast network, which helped me get where I am today.” Jonathan Oliveros, Decision Science Analyst