Information for Parents
We understand you’ll probably have lots of questions about us and the program we offer. So we’ve put together some of the most frequently asked questions from parents.
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What is Start Me Up?
We help people better navigate their careers through online workshops and internships. By organizing structured programs, we provide a structured, supportive educational experience.
Who is behind Start Me Up?
Start Me Up was founded and is run by Clare Harrison, a future of work enthusiast and former business editor with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University. The program has been developed in conjunction with an experienced educational board comprising PhD students and experts from industry from over five countries.
Where have our alumni ended up?
Our students now work at McKinsey, Amazon, Google, Deloitte, PWC, Roland Berger, Capgemini – to name a few. Others have gone on to found and run their own businesses.
What happens during a Start Me Up program?
Our programs allow candidates to develop key workplace skills and get practical experience to help them land their ideal jobs.
We’ve developed curricula on topics ranging from entrepreneurship and programming to UX. Participants can attend workshops and complete materials while completing practical project work at an organization.
All participants join as part of a group and receive training and onboarding before they start work. We also run workshops, field trips and additional trainings so students get exposure to a wide range of business areas, sectors and skills during their time with us.
What is the aim of the program?
The aim is to equip candidates with in-demand skills and experience that will fast-track their careers.
Working in conjunction with leading educators, we’ve run programs across three continents for students from Ivy League and Russell Group Universities including Cornell, Oxford, Cambridge and UCL.
How do you work with the students during the program?
Start Me Up mentors check in with all students regularly to make sure they are settling in well and to address any concerns they might have. Throughout the program, we organize various group trainings and workshops.
What do the fees cover?
The fees cover screening, curriculum, interviews, support, the backing of an educational advisory board, insurance, workshop instructors, and workshops provided by professionals and entrepreneurs.