Washington DC, March 21st, 2023: University Startups (USU) announced today that it is partnering with Georgetown University’s Pivot Program, which provides formerly incarcerated individuals (returning citizens) with re-entry programs and professional development.
University Startups will provide workforce readiness courses for the 2023 cohort of students. On average, 3 out of 4 University Startups students feel more hopeful about future possibilities after taking just one course.
"We are delighted to work with University Startups. The USU programs will bring key skills to our students through their Workforce Readiness courses," said Dr. Alyssa Lovegrove, Executive Director and Academic Director of the Georgetown Pivot Program.
Through this partnership, University Startups will provide courses on topics such as writing resumes and cover letters, as well as preparing for job interviews. The program will also focus on professionalism, work ethic, and key networking skills.
"Georgetown University’s Pivot Program leads the way for returning citizen education and re-entry. We are excited to support this initiative and help these students achieve their goals,” said Marc Steren, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of University Startups.
Pivot Program students will begin University Startups coursework in March of 2023.
About Georgetown University Pivot Program: The Georgetown Pivot Program provides formerly incarcerated individuals with leadership and professional development through business and entrepreneurship. Designed in partnership with the DC Department of Employment Services and delivered by Georgetown faculty, the Pivot Program is a one-year transition and re-entry program that blends academic work and supported employment. https://pivot.georgetown.edu/
About University Startups: Founded in 2020, University Startups is committed to creating opportunities for students and lifelong learners to expand their worlds beyond a traditional curriculum. The organization empowers students by fostering an entrepreneurial mindset, which helps students to think creatively and find ways to translate their passions into real-world experiences. Whether students want to start a business, attend college, or find a job, University Startups uses proprietary instructional courses and groundbreaking technologies to get them there. All classes are designed by expert instructors from top-tier universities. For more information on University Startups or to speak with our team, please contact us here: bit.ly/USUcontact.