A 12-month program where you design your education through apprenticeships, projects, coaching, and classes.

What does the program offer?

Skills that never expire

You’ll learn processes that challenge you personally and professionally and are applicable within any industry. These include: Self-awareness, Community Building, Storytelling, Operations, and Design Thinking.

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Projects that make a difference

At each meetup, you’ll complete 70+ hours of design thinking projects, learning a practical process for discovering solutions in day-to-day situations.

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Bright and caring community

You’ll connect with one coach to every five students who will mentor you through a year of transformation. You’ll make lifelong friends with a class size no bigger than 20 remarkable peers. And you’ll meet top industry and thought leaders in the areas of business, design, technology, and social change.

Experiences that will build your portfolio

You’ll experience what it’s like to pitch your skills to work with different companies or projects throughout three separate 3-month terms. These experiences, which may take the form of a personal project or an apprenticeship, will challenge you to uncover ways you can add value to a team. Your experiences will teach you the ins and outs of the career you want to pursue in real time.

Meet a few former students

April Soetarman
April Soetarman Experiential Design
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Dane Johnson
Dane Johnson Writing
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Joe Burgum
Joe Burgum Organizational Strategy
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If you cut your own wood, it’ll warm you twice. Henry Ford

Designing Your Education with Ei

Designing your own education will lend you the creative confidence and agency to design your future.
Education without massive debt: Costs ($12k vs $100k)
Learning that is fortified through experience: 1,600 hours of experience on real-world projects.
A body of work that launches you into the career you want. The projects you complete not only develop your craft, but the story of designing your education sets you apart as a dreamer, maker, and doer.
Curriculum that prepares you for life and work: a holistic approach to higher ed.
A team of mentors, peers, and alumni are always within reach: 20 students per class, 5-to-1 coaching, and connectors who open doors where you’d only seen walls.

At Experience Institute, you will learn interdisciplinary skills that engage your mind, shape your values, and help you create meaningful tools alongside remarkable people.

Our curriculum is holistic in scope and its five core competencies will support you both during and after your year with Ei. These competencies include:

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    Self-Awareness

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    Storytelling

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    Operations

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    Community Building

  • 5

    Design Thinking

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Submit your application before May 22nd to be considered for Ei’s Class of 2016.

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