The Koru logo Connecticut College is a founding partner with Koru, a college-to-career experiential learning company, of a program that gives students an additional opportunity to develop career and networking skills in a business environment.

Through the four-week program, rising seniors or recent graduates spend four weeks working directly with leading employers such as REI, zulily, Trupanion and Smartsheet to develop solutions to real challenges provided by the companies. Participants are coached throughout the experience on industry best practices, business etiquette and skill development by Koru’s accomplished network of CEOs, executives and recent grads.

The Koru program is a perfect complement to Connecticut College’s four-year approach to career and professional development. Through the College’s one-of-a-kind program, the Office of Career and Professional Development, students work one-on-one with trained career advisers to plan coursework and activities, attend seven skill-building workshops, create professional resumes and cover letters, conduct mock-interviews, and attend business etiquette seminars, and are guided through the job search and graduate school application process.The highlight of the program is a College-funded internship, through which all students are eligible for an educational award up to $3,000 for a career-related internship or research experience between their junior and senior years.

The Koru partnership was announced Feb. 20, 2014.

Apply for Koru

Juniors or graduating seniors interested in the Koru program can apply for one of four four-week sessions during the summer. Tuition for the program is $2,750, and limited scholarships will be available. Juniors who participate in the College's career program can also apply internship funding to the Koru tuition. To apply, contact your career adviser and visit

For more information, see the Koru FAQ.