Professional experiences for any student
Paragon One is helping corporations become the classrooms of the future for real work. We're a team out of MIT and YCombinator building scalable remote extern programs to upskill thousands of underrepresented students per year on behalf of corporates like Home Depot, Meta, PwC, HSBC, HP, and National Geographic. After a 6-8 week cohort-based extern program, students earn a certificate from the company and get to put the externship under professional experience on their resume. Nearly 80% of students are from underrepresented backgrounds, and we see 1 in 2 students land Fortune 1000 jobs within 6 months of completing an externship. Our platform and process handles recruiting, training, collaboration, workflow management, and assessment.
We are looking for a University and Corporate Partnerships Manager with a passion for education, a hustle mentality, focus on results, and strong relationship-building skills. University and Corporate Partnerships Manager is a visionary leader who is proactive, a charismatic communicator, and adept at influencing leaders at Universities. Ideal candidates will enjoy building relationships, networking, leveraging Linkedin, and breaking into new professional circles. They will also be strong at leveraging connections, building presentations, and evangelizing university leaders about Paragon One Externships. We seek aspiring leaders who are passionate about solving extremely hard problems in the education-to-workforce movement.
Paragon One makes it easy for students to build professional experience with Remote Externships -- industry relevant projects that scale between companies and students. Paragon One’s platform saves companies time and money while helping them increase brand engagement and achieve DE&I targets. Unlike traditional recruiting or workforce platforms, Paragon One is turnkey – we do the heavy lifting of engaging more student talent at the top of the funnel so companies can focus on building. In 2021, Paragon One is reaching thousands of students and hosting remote externships for Facebook, PwC, Pfizer, National Geographic, HP, Snapchat, Cloudflare, and The Nature Conservancy.
Paragon One is backed by Y Combinator, Foundation Capital, Learn Capital, and University Ventures.