- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: United States
- Program Delivery: Online
- Credit Awarded: None
- Program Length: Other
- Start Month: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
- Category: Academic
- Selective: No
- Gender: Coed
- Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
- Housing: Not Available
- Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
- Call: 800-679-9367
Praxis is a 9 month startup apprenticeship program for 17-28 year olds who want to take a gap year or skip college entirely. After completing a professional bootcamp, participants work 6 months at a growing startup, develop marketable skills and experiences, and receive a full time job offer upon completion.
Praxis is a 9 month startup apprenticeship program for 17-26 year olds who want to gain valuable business skills and experiences, and start building their career at an earlier age than is commonly allowed to them.
Praxis was born out of a need to solve the growing disconnect between the career and life goals of young people and the current higher education system. Rather than sitting in a classroom, participants apprentice full time at a fast growing startup around the country in sales, marketing, business development and tech roles. They shadow CEOs, network with industry leaders, and develop a portfolio of skills and experiences that help them make their college degree status irrelevant.
In addition to the apprenticeship, participants complete a rigorous education program that includes personal projects, 1-1 coaching, professional development, skill building, and more. Successful participants have launched podcasts, written books, built successful blogs, and even created products and services during the education modules.
At the end of the program, participants receive a full time job offer from their business partner for a minimum of $40,000 per year, though average graduate salary exceeds $50,000 per year.
The program is divided into three stages:
3 Month Pre-Apprenticeship Bootcamp
Kick off the program with an intensive boot camp that prepares you to get the most out of your apprenticeship and accelerate your professional development. Participants meet with Praxis advisers 1-1 every other work during this time.
Bootcamp modules include:
- How to Build a Marketable Personal Website and Blog
- Mock Interviews
- How to Create a Resume that Sells
- How to Build a Pre-Interview Project and Personal Pitch Deck
- Basics of professional email communication
- How to Get the Most Out of Your Apprenticeship
- How to Impress on Day One
- Professional Writing
- How to Navigate Office Politics
6 Month Startup Apprenticeship and Professional Curriculum
After completing the rigorous professional bootcamp, participants are paid $15/hour to work 6 months at a growing startup, develop marketable skills and experiences that they can take with them to any job, shadow CEOs and executives, and receive a full time job offer upon completion.
Successul "case studies" include a 17 year old highschool graduate working full time at a startup in Atlanta managing a team of 8 freelancers and over 50,000 leads.
In addition to the apprenticeship, participants complete a customized education program to help them succeed at their business partner and beyond.
$40,000 Per Yer Minimum Post Program Job Offer
Participants receive a full time job offer at the end of the program for a minimum of $40,000 per year. Praxis currently has a 98% employment for graduates in roles ranging from Marketing Coordinator to VP of Business Development and industries ranging from technology to publishing.
Enrollment and Cost:
The total cost of the program is $12,000. Praxis participants make $15/hour throughout the program, which means they graduate cash positive. Successful participants receive a full time job offer from their business partner for a minimum of $40,000 per year, though average graduate salary exceeds $50,000 per year.
Enrollment is on a rolling basis. Participants can start any month of the year and can apply up to one year in advance.
Praxis has over 350 business partners located around the United States.