Modern Guild offers college students and high school seniors an online career coaching program that features intensive career preparation courses taught by real-world professionals and trained coaches in online one-on-one settings.
The site offers three services: (1) one-on-one mentoring from professional career coaches and industry professionals, (2) three different levels of career prep courses, and (3) an online platform over which all of the coaching and exercises take place.
Modern Guild’s curriculum includes the following 8- and 10-week courses:
- Exploration--Students identify their interests, passions and skills to determine compatibility with various careers [8 weeks].
- Immersion--Students narrow their interests into a few possible career paths and work with industry professionals to narrow their focus further [10 weeks].
- Acceleration--Students build personal “brands” and strong academic profiles to make them optimal candidates for their target careers under the guidance of specialized career coaches [10 weeks].
While Exploration is open to all college and college bound students, Immersion and Acceleration are merit-based, requiring students to apply to participate in those courses.
Video and written testimonials are available on the company website.
The full price for each of Modern Guild's courses is $1,499. However, the company provides one needs-based full scholarship for every two paid students, and is also developing partnerships with colleges, corporations and foundations to provide funding for additional scholarships.
The program has been tested with 100 students across 10 college and high school campuses, including Columbia University, Boston College, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Wyoming High School (a top 50 U.S. public school). In December 2012, Modern Guild publicly opened its application and in under three weeks received over 4,000 applications for approximately 100 openings.
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