Jumpstart Your
Entrepreneurial Journey

Apprentice is a platform that connects entrepreneurs and business leaders with the smartest college students to help them grow their businesses and tackle their toughest tasks.

As an Apprentice you will:

Learn Real-world Skills

Apprentices have access to over 25 hours of content ranging from email marketing to website development to analytics to crafting a presentation and more!

Work With Great Entrepreneurs

Apprentices have the special opportunity to make a substantial impact on growing and evolving businesses, working roughly 15-25 hours a week from college on anything and everything needed to make their entrepreneurs’ lives easier and more effective.

Get paid!

Apprentices earn a minimum of $15 per hour and have the opportunity to earn more than a thousand dollars per month!

You'll get to focus on one of four areas:

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Operations

Project Management
Administration
Business Strategy
Problem Solving
Coordination
Logistics

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Marketing

Social Media

Content Creation
Website Design
Email Marketing
Blog Writing
Video Editing

Business Development

Research & Prospecting
Lead Generation
Email Outreach

Sales Calls
CRM Management
Strategic Planning

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Data Analysis 

Financial Models
Budget Creation
Forecasting
Data Science
Data Visualization
Data Cleaning

Applicants select their track during the application

Join a community of entrepreneurial students from top schools

How are matches Made?

Our proprietary matching algorithm uses:

  1. Career Experiences 

    • what entrepreneurs are looking for and what college students have to offer

  2. Professional Interests

  3. Personality Type

    • We use the enneagram personality test to ensure a strong connection

Who is in the Apprentice family?

Apprentices value top-notch professional education, have a hard working attitude, and take pride in their work

 

We recruit the best students from the top schools with an average GPA of 3.7.

Our Intensive Recruitment, Application, and Screening Process yields no greater than a 5% acceptance rate.

What if I want to launch my own business?

Launch your business through the Apprentice Pitch Competition!

In January 2021 Apprentice hosted our first annual pitch competition and invested $10k in the winner.

We will be having our next Pitch Competition in July 2021 and hope to see you there!

Meet Some Apprentices

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David Hill
Harvard College '23

My time with Apprentice has been extremely rewarding. During my time with my entrepreneur, I have had the opportunity to work in multiple roles including business development and in a more technical capacity doing scientific research. 

 

In addition to the valuable experience, Apprentice has also helped to jumpstart my startup, Chrysalis, and has provided me with a network of high achieving peers from schools across the country!

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Lauren Fogel
Cornell University '22

Apprentice has contributed to my professional and personal development in a way that no classroom experience could. The experiential learning offered by working directly with a passionate mentor lends me the chance to build a diversity of skills while gathering direction on where I might want to pursue a career. 

 

The opportunities are limitless, as Apprentice allowed me to climb within the company as a senior apprentice where I can guide other students on their journeys, too! I am grateful to be part of a team as supportive as Apprentice!

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Sara Bermudez
Brown University '22

Apprentice gives me the opportunity to gain invaluable professional experience while maintaining a balance with my academic pursuits. 

 

The direct relationship I have with my Entrepreneur allows me to learn and grow at my own pace. Having a stable income while enjoying my job, all while being a student, has given me so much.

Application Process

Step 1: Submit the full application

Step 2: First round interview

Step 3: Second round interview with a focus on your specific core focus (Operations, Marketing, Biz Dev & Sales, Data & Analytics)

Deadlines

We accept 10 Apprentices per month

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, priority will be given to those who apply first

The Learning Library

Through our classes and learning resources, Apprentices develop and work on their skills, such as in:
- Marketing Campaigns

- Social Media Creation 

- Paid Advertisement (Facebook, Instagram & Google)
- Email Marketing and Campaigns 

- Blog Writing
- Business Development, Lead Generation, and Sales
- Website Design (WordPress, Squarespace, and Wix)
- Leadership and Communication
- Specific Software Knowledge 

- Time Management Skills
And more!

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Apprentices are accredited in the necessary certificates, such as Google Analytics, Facebook Advertisement, and Hubspot.

The Process

  1. Apply:
    Complete the application as soon as possible so you have a better chance at being accepted!
     

  2. Be Accepted:
    Being accepted is an accomplishment and the work has just begun!
     

  3. Training & Certifications: Following orientation you will start training and getting certified in key skills. You will develop a network of fellow Apprentices through weekly Apprentice Group Calls!
     

  4. Get Matched:
    Based on fit and need, you will be paired to work with an entrepreneur. We expect that there will 1-2 months of training training needed before finding the best fit.
     

  5. Get Paid:
    After being matched, will you earn $15 an hour at the start. Through growth paths within Apprentice, you have the opportunity to earn $17 an hour

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Current Certifications
  • Marketing

    • Google's Fundamentals of Digital Marketing

    • Hubspot's Social Media Marketing Course

    • Hubspot's Content Marketing Course

  • Business Development & Sales

    • Hubspot's Inbound Sales Course

    • Alison's Sales Prospecting and Lead Generation

  • Project Management

    • PMI’s Project Management for Beginners

  • Data Analysis

    • Udacity's' Intro to Data Analytics

Meet the Founders

Dave Kerpen

  • Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Apprentice

  • New York Times Best-Selling Author

  • Serial Entrepreneur, Founder and Chairman of Likeable Media, a digital agency for big brands

  • Global Keynote Speaker

Rob Berk

  • Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Apprentice

  • Started working with Dave Kerpen during his Freshman year at Hamilton College

  • Using what he learned from Dave, he started his first company, Solvit, an online and social media marketing company  

  • Author of Why Wait?

  • Together they have worked on numerous initiatives including: 

    • Writing and marketing the 3rd edition of Likeable Social Media

    • Running projects for million dollar + clients

    • Helping with countless personal projects

    • And much more!

  • Launched Apprentice together in 2019

    • Rob and Dave want to replicate their relationship to give other college students and entrepreneurs the chance to have the same transformative experience