September 8 – October 9
October 12 - December 18
Our cohorts are capped at 10 fellows to maximize facilitator to fellow interactions. You'll spend most of your time in small breakout groups so you are constantly "doing." We don't believe in just staring at a screen.
In addition, our fully developed learning platform helps you stay organized and gives you everything you need to get the most out of the Experience. No messy group folders, no searching for video links, no missed calendar invites. Everything in one place all the time.
From high level to the nitty gritty, we’re with you every step of the way. Our curriculums are designed to make sure you are prepared for today and tomorrows world. Check out each programs unique offering above.
Every fellow is paired with a coach who works with them once a week to identify their strengths, set goals, and achieve their potential. Our coaches are all professionals who work full time in a range of industries and jobs. We aim to pair fellows with coaches who share similar values and interests.
At Year On, every fellow participates in a Work Sprint: a 48 hour period of time to dive into a topic they love. From art projects, to starting businesses, fellows get creative and come out with a project that they will have in their portfolio forever.
Over 48 hours Naomi worked in Procreate on 17 different layers that stitched together made this short animation.
Over 48 hours Charlotte and Julia worked on creating an instagram handle to remind GenZ to be kind to themselves.
Over 48 hours Charlie created a video showcasing why his podmates wanted to take a gap year.
Our fellows come from a variety of backgrounds with interests that are all over the map.
Wake up and get ready for the day
Workshop Prep + Workshop
Work on my business
Meet with my coach
Make dinner for me and my roommate
We want to make sure Year On is the right fit for you.
After you register, you have the opportunity to talk to one of our alumni about the program.
Each fast-track learning module is designed to be easily added into an existing schedule of part-time work or other coursework. You should expect to dedicate around 10 hours each week, including two to four hours of preparatory pre-work, four hours of live facilitated workshops, one hour of live community learning review, and 45 minutes of one-on-one coaching.
The Design curriculum includes our most popular workshops in four essential skill modules: foundational skills, taking stock, mapping your life, and leveling up. The full curriculum can be seen here.
The cost of the 5 week Design program is $1,995.
No, but we take care to match our participants with one of our coaches based on a number of factors, the most important of which is impact potential.
Work sprints are a practical opportunity to apply what you’re learning in a project that you choose, scope, execute, and present. You’ll have two days to take an idea from concept to a finished project. This admittedly short amount of time gives you an opportunity to utilize skills like prioritization, project management, collaboration, and effective presentation techniques.
You can use work sprints to add a specific project to your personal portfolio of work, focus on a new interest, or unpack an old curiosity. There is one 48-hourwork sprint in each Flexible Experience program.
Examples of past fellows’ work sprint projects include:
* Creation & design of packaging for a line of breakfast foods
* Photography exhibit comprised exclusively of self-portraits
* Coding the character design for a mobile game
* Electronic music album with 12 original tracks
* Creation of a women’s empowerment magazine
* Creation of a digital storefront for a small custom clothing business
* Hand-illustrated book of original poetry
* A fully designed cookbook of family recipe comfort foods to eat during pandemic lockdown
* Business plan and wire frame for an on-demand mobile barber service
* Stop-motion video documenting the process of animating a digital drawing
* Documenting the creation and developing the game mechanics of an escape room
Year On coaches are working professionals representing a variety of job fields, many of which will be relevant to the interests to an individual student. While coaches share professional savvy from their own work experiences, their main role is to help students apply the program concepts in the context of the student’s interests. For instance, a skill we focus on in the program like goal setting might be applied differently for a participant interested in entrepreneurship versus another participant focused on the performing arts. It isn’t just about learning the skills; coaching adds the depth and insight and perspective of working professionals that show how those skills can be applied with professional etiquette. Some of the companies at which our coaches are employed full-time include Google, Electronic Arts, Lyft, University of California San Francisco, Airbnb, Newsela, Zapier, Diversibility, Tesla, and Microsoft. We match our participants with a coach based on the potential for maximized learning outcomes.
This Experience is 100% online. Participants will use our learning platform for pre-work, meetings, conferences with coaches, and community discussions.
Each Flexible Experience program is a configuration of our classic in-person skill-building programs. These programs are specifically built for the online environment with a focus on maximizing peer-to-peer community, delivering a unique set of essential skills along with professional mentorship and coaching to help tailor those skills to each learner’s specific areas of interest. Each program is designed to be taken as a stand-alone though they can also be taken consecutively for students who want to build a comprehensive skill development curriculum.
Academic credit is not available for Flexible Experience programs. However, credit is available for our Year Experience and our Semester Experience.