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Hire Cause Fellowship

Professional Skills Development Through Civic Engagement

Gain A Meaningful Edge 


Picture standing out to the colleges you want in way that fills you with pride.  Our alumni have already used their Hire Cause experience to distinguish their applications from the rest, getting into their dream schools.

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Feel excited about future internship or job interviews. You'll have a new set of skills and a 

meaningful story to showcase your leadership.      


Hear the powerful voice in your head that says "If I did that, then I can definitely do this." Your Hire Cause experience will be a source of strength and confidence as you build your future. 

5 Skills That Will Give You A Meaningful Edge To Succeed In Your College, Career, & Community

According to a LinkedIn survey of over 4,000 employers, employers listed the following 5 skills as the most desirable, but hardest to find: (Note that several of these skills have nothing to do with how well you take a test)  

1. Creativity - While robots are great at optimizing old ideas,organizations most need creative people who can conceive the solutions of tomorrow.

​2. Persuasion - Having a great idea, product, or platform is one thing, but the key is persuading people to buy into it.

3. Collaboration -As projects grow increasingly more complex and global in the age of AI, effective collaboration only grows more important.

4. Adaptability - An adaptable mind is an essential tool for navigating today’s ever-changing world, as yesterday’s solutions won’t solve tomorrow’s problems.

5. Time Management​ - A timeless skill.  Mastering time management today will serve you the rest of your career.

Three Pillars of Our Fellowship

Learning Through Doing

20% teacher content, 80% student action through a real world project. You can't learn how to ride a bike by reading a book and you can't learn the social and emotional skills you need to lead by simply listening to a lecture. 

Coaching From Outside Academia

Students will be coached by a mentor from the business world each Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm. The mentor is not there to give you the answers, but to help you find the answers.   

Social mission

Students will use professional skills to serve

non-profits. Students have already raised $40,000 for non-profit organizations including American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, and Room to Read.

Your Fellowship Project

The Hire Cause Fellowship is different than any traditional internship. You will not simply support the work of others or complete administrative tasks.  Instead, you will lead.  You will bring your own passions and interests to a project that makes a meaningful difference in your community.   Your project will be to partner with a local business to raise awareness and money for the charity of your choice.  Here's what you will be doing over the course of the five weeks and more of the invaluable skills we will cover through this project-based-learning program.  

Choose your charity and set your fundraising goals

(Goal setting, Empathy, Time Management, Growth Mindset)*

Find your business partner in your community​

(Collaboration, Persuasive Verbal and Written Communication, Relationship Building)* 

Create your fundraising event​

(Creativity, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Organizational Skills)*

Promote your event​

(Influencing others, Empathy, Adaptability)* 

Present your work 

(Reflection, Communication)* 

* These professional skills have been identified by the latest research as critical to the social and emotional development of students

We are building a powerful alumni network of students and professionals that lets students know about jobs, internships, volunteer, and leadership opportunities.  Fellow changemakers, pushing each other to make a difference. 

After the course, support for/between/by our members will go on.  You will be invited to join a private Linkedin Group so that you can start building your connections early and often before you will need them after school.  Whereas most graduates will unfortunately feel lost upon graduating, Hire Cause alumni will already have a network at their finger tips.  

If you are a company, school, foundation, or college counselor, check out our partnership page to learn how you can get involved and make this fellowship accessible to more students.     

*Scholarships are available. Please visit the FAQ page for further information. 

Early Application deadline: April 29, 2023

Acceptance date: May 6, 2023

Tuition deadline: May 13, 2023

Program start date: July 11, 2023

Program end date: August 12, 2023

Program Dates
The Fellowship is Only the Beginning.  
Join a Powerful Alumni Network of Fellow Leaders.
Hear What One Student Had to Say About
Her Experience
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