How the Work + Study Program Works
One of our core educational philosophies at Sora is that people should learn skills and knowledge in environments as close as possible to the real world. In our Work + Study program, students do exactly that!
We connect students with internships through our business partner network.
They work on select projects that have actual impact and apply the skills and knowledge they’ve learned while in our school. In turn, they also learn about different industries and types of work and explore their career aspirations. Students not only gain valuable experience in a real world business environment, but also build their portfolios of work that they can use for future college and job applications. They also pick up soft skills like teamwork, creative problem solving, and critical thinking.
Throughout the year, students work part-time after their normal school hours. On average, students work roughly 2 hours every day during the week on projects with our partnered organizations.
In addition, the earnings from their work go directly towards their tuition and help fund their personalized education at Sora, giving access to a greater amount of students around the country who otherwise would not be able to afford it. By working part-time, students can go to Sora for free.
Ultimately, students who attend Sora learn important 21st century skills and know how to apply their knowledge to real world challenges and problems. We’re educating the next generation of leaders and changemakers.
Work + Study Tracks
Our Work + Study program is divided into tracks based on the type of work.
Currently, we have three tracks available for students interested in the work-study program. In the future, as our program grows we will expand our tracks to encompass work like software engineering and more!
In our Content Marketing track, students build writing, editing, and marketing skills.
By helping businesses craft articles, blog posts, and even website copy, students quickly learn how to create valuable content that help sustain businesses. They learn about the psychology of writing and how to drive digital traffic to websites.
In our Graphic Design track, students build visual design and marketing skills.
By helping businesses create stunning promotional graphics and build their brand, students learn how to make advertisements that catch people’s eyes and learn how to use industry standard tools and software for designers.
In our Video Editing track, students learn how to edit and produce videos.
By helping businesses produce promotional content for their brands, students learn important skills that they can apply in digital advertising, storytelling in films, and personal brand building.