Conditions on the Employment Guarantee

24 January 2018

Students will get an offer for a full-time job, a contracting job, or paid internship working at least 35 hours per week within six months of successfully completing a certificate program.

To be eligible, students must:

  • successfully complete the entire program, submitting work judged to be satisfactory by our mentors for all projects in the program
  • be 21 years or older
    • Due to age-related employment restrictions beyond our control, our Employment Guarantee does not apply to students under the age of 21. However, the same support and efforts related to their job search will be provided.
  • live in a top 20 metropolitan area of the USA or be willing to locate to one
  • be eligible and willing to work in the USA
  • be proficient in English
  • Develop and actively maintain a portfolio in Github
  • Develop an acceptable professional resume and accompanying LinkedIn profile
  • Be available for a minimum of 3 job interviews per week
  • Apply for jobs with at least 8 prospective employers each week
  • Submit any coding or analytics challenges required for job applications promptly
  • The Schank Academy Employment Guarantee is deemed to be satisfied through the candidate's receipt of any legitimate job offer meeting the conditions above, regardless of the candidate's acceptance of the offer.

  • Data Analytics students must have at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
    • Due to common employment restrictions beyond our control, our Employment Guarantee does not apply to Data Analytics students without at least a bachelor's degree. However, the same support and efforts related to their job search will be provided.

The Schank Academy Employment Guarantee will be deemed to be satisfied if a student voluntarily elects to accept a job working fewer than 35 hours per week.

If a student meets the above criteria and does not receive a job offer within six months of completing the program they will be issued a refund for 100% of tuition they have paid.

Mentor evaluation of student potential

Information Security

At the conclusion of the sixth week of the Information Security Program, a committee of mentors will decide, based on the student's progress and quality of work, if the student is likely to succeed in a professional career. If the committee decides that he or she is not, the student can elect to leave the program with a 75% refund or to continue the program without an employment guarantee.

Data Analytics or Software Development

At the conclusion of the first course of the Data Analytics or Software Development program (three to four full-time weeks into the program), a committee of mentors will decide, based on the student's progress and quality of work, if the student is likely to succeed in a professional career. If the committee decides that he or she is not, the student can elect to leave the program with a 90% refund or to continue the program without an employment guarantee.

Leaving the program voluntarily

A student leaving the program voluntarily before completing it, except upon receiving a negative mentor evaluation as explained above, will be subject to our Refund Policy.

Online, mentored courses

Our courses are entirely online, but they are not like any online courses you have ever seen. You will not be watching boring video lectures and taking tests; you will learn by doing with the help of knowledgeable mentors who are always available to provide advice and feedback on your work.

Contact the Schank Academy for more information.