Short-term learning experiences to help college students and career professionals launch and lead.
"If you're interested in the future of learning & work, you're in the right place."
David Kelley | Founder of IDEO & Stanford's d.school
12-week global work/study program
Earn a wage and a full semester of college credit
Prepare for life after college by learning Design Thinking, Storytelling, and Business Operations
This helped me take all of the pieces of college and fit them together.
Batmanlai | Junior Business Major | Yale
The online course solidified what I had been learning in school. And practicing the lessons in a real job exposed me to new business concepts that I wouldn't have explored otherwise.
Anna Yu | Junior Marketing Major | Pomona College
This helped me build skills for careers that I didn't even know existed.
Joe Burgum | Founder | Folkways
60-day innovation program within companies
Learn how to solve complex challenges collaboratively and creatively
Create new solutions that will impact your work, team, and life
The chance to work in-person and on real challenges facing the company, made all the difference.
Alissa Cardone | Senior Producer | Leo Burnett
Within a short period of time, I had a chance to make something meaningful and see real results. That felt amazing.
Tracie Roberson | Senior Copywriter | Leo Burnett
You can accomplish a lot in a short amount of time with the focus and bias towards action in these workshops.
Doug Ehninger | Account Supervisor | Blue Chip Marketing
Why Learn with Ei?
SKILLS THAT NEVER EXPIRE
You’ll learn skills that challenge you personally and professionally and are applicable within any industry. These include: Self-Awareness, Storytelling, Design Thinking, & Community Building.
PROJECTS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
If you join any of Ei’s programs, you’ll dive into real-world projects, learning practical processes for discovering solutions in day-to-day situations.
BRIGHT AND CARING COMMUNITY
You’ll connect with bright, like-minded peers – the kind of people who’ll be friends well beyond the program. And you’ll work alongside talented instructors and coaches who’ve excelled in the areas of business, design, technology, and social change.
EXPERIENCES THAT BUILD PORTFOLIOS
If you’re a college student, you’ll be apprenticing with a Host Company in one of our partner cities. And if you’re a career professional, you’ll be guided through a process of designing and completing your own project (aka: Leap). In other words, get ready to be on the move!
Stories from Past Participants
Meet three of the Founding Leap Semester Students: Batman, Anna, and Alifya.
Hannah developed a documentary during our first-ever corporate Learning Leaps program in 2016.
April designed a year of learning focusing on design in both digital and physical spaces.