Applying To Uvaro

Uvaro’s 12-week online course teaches you the sales skills you need to succeed in tech, with no business or engineering background required. We teach both tech knowledge and sales skills, give you heaps of practice, and provide career services to help you succeed in your new path. Uvaro’s employer partnerships give recruits additional exposure to their new industry, add the opportunity to gain experience and build professional networks through a paid internship, and creates natural connections between people that help secure full time job positions at graduation and beyond.

Uvaro takes a different approach to the traditional education and job search paradigm. Whereas traditional institutions focus on providing education and then following up with career services, Uvaro provides both simultaneously. We help you look for work while you learn. Building out education and career services as connected branches allows recruits a shorter and more streamlined approach for getting a sales role in tech, and ensures they are always learning about the challenges currently being faced by sales teams.

Yes, Uvaro currently only provides programs for sales positions. While we would love to help everyone find their dream career, we see the the greatest potential to make a difference and help change lives through a career in sales.

Both! What you get out of it largely depends on what you’re willing to put into it.

The absolute minimum commitment is 15 hours per week for 12 weeks. This covers the in-class lessons and leaves you a few additional hours each week to practice your skills and look for suitable job roles.

More realistically, we recommend you commit 25 hours per week. That gives you 10 hours each week for class time, an additional 10 hours each week to work on assignments or group practice, plus 5 hours for career coaching and job skills.

After graduation, if you take up an optional paid sales internship, the minimum expected commitment is 20 hours per week. But our most successful interns—who earn the most cash and are best able to convert the opportunity into a full-time job role—succeed by treating it like a full-time job, working 40 hours per week for the full duration of the internship.

Absolutely! Uvaro looks at your life experience rather than your past sales experience. Success in sales isn’t determined by your level of education or how long you had previously been in a sales role. We look for great communicators who are driven and mature, with a passion for leveling up.  

Absolutely! Depending on your past roles, you will get different value from the course compared to someone who has never been in a sales role. Our employer-informed curriculum is designed to be flexible so that we can cater to each individual student’s level of experience. Additionally, the course focuses on how to apply sales skills in a tech-specific environment, while also giving space to unlearn any bad habits that could be detrimental in that type of role.

Nope! Nothing is shared with employer partners without recruits’ knowledge and consent. Once a recruit gives consent for their information to be shared with an employer as part of our career services, Uvaro generates a profile highlighting your skills and experiences to ensure that we’re communicating our recruits’ talents consistently. Should a recruit wish to interview with an employer, at that point the employer can request an application package (cover letter, resume and LinkedIn profile), and it is the recruit’s responsibility to provide this information.   

Yes! Uvaro runs new cohorts every month. If your application is declined for a particular cohort, we encourage you to wait for 3 months before re-applying.

Costs

Uvaro offers a $0 upfront tuition option that is contingent on you securing a full-time, regular position in tech sales. Once that role is secured, your tuition will be paid retroactively at 10% of base salary for a 24-month pay period. At the end of those two years, tuition will total $6,000 – $15,000 depending on your base salary.

Any additional commissions (in tech sales, this can be a substantial part of your total income) or bonuses you earn stay with you, as does any income from your side hustle.

If you don’t land a job, you don’t pay for the course.

Yes! We have an upfront option for:

  • Recruits who would like to invest in their future with an upfront payment instead of engaging in an income share agreement
  • Recruits who aren’t eligible for our income share agreement due to age or location
  • Companies looking for sales training for their staff (like a new hire, a top-performing SDR, or an AE in need of additional support)

Our upfront tuition cost is $5,000 and is paid in four equal pre-authorized payments, spread out over the term of the course.

The internship is commission-based, meaning you are compensated based on the number of meetings booked for an Account Executive! In order to start booking those meetings, interns need to invest 4 hours per day. The compensation varies depending on your internship partner company but is determined at a fixed rate.

No. Uvaro partners with employers and provides you the training and career services to land you a role, but we do not guarantee you a job. Uvaro will provide you with a competitive advantage to landing a role by giving you the roadmap, connections and interviews to start your new career, plus ongoing support once you’re in it.

We’re invested in your success, but ultimately you are the one in control!

Uvaro’s tuition through an Income Share Agreement downloads the program risk onto us. When you enroll, we make a strategic bet that we can teach you to become a top-performing tech salesperson. Since there’s no upfront payment, there’s nothing to lose! When you finish the program, the decision as to whether to leave your current job for a new one in tech sales is up to you: No one can force you to quit the job you have.

While there’s no financial cost, you are putting up your time and energy, so ultimately we are also asking you to bet on your ability to improve yourself. But even at an $80,000/year current salary, the odds are pretty good.

Here’s an example scenario:

Current pay: $80,000/year
Current gross pay over 2 years: $160,000

Example tech sales base salary: $50,000/year
Example tech sales on-target commission pay: Additional $50,000/year
Example year 1 quota attainment: 85%
Example year 2 quota attainment: 105%
Example gross pay over 2 years: $195,000

Uvaro fee over 2 years (10% of base salary): -$10,000
Pay over 2 years net of tuition: $185,000

Net pay increase over 2 years: $25,000

It is not tax-deductible as an educational institution in Canada (so we don’t issue a T22). However, it is deductible as a training cost for commission employees — specifically, line 22900 in your tax return. Here’s the relevant CRA page (or IRS page for our US applicants) confirming how to do so! 

Locations

Our training program is delivered remotely at scheduled times through the internet, which means you can complete the course from anywhere in the world. But North America is the focus area for our employment partners, our course content, and our funding model.

Because of this, if you would like to enroll in Uvaro using our income share agreement, you must have long-term permission to work in the United States [eg. a green card] or in Canada [eg. permanent residency].

If you live in North America and have permission to work, but not permanently [eg. under a refugee application or student visa], please talk to us about your options.

If you do not have permission to work in North America, you can still enroll in Uvaro, but do not have access to our Income Share Agreement. Instead, you’ll be required to use our upfront tuition payment structure. Unfortunately you may find that the sales tactics, job hunting strategies, and other information taught by Uvaro could be of reduced value in international markets.

Currently, our program is only available to those already eligible for full-time work in the U.S. or Canada. You must be a citizen or permanent resident of either the U.S. or Canada to apply, or have a valid long-term multi-employer work permit.

If you’re not sure whether your visa allows you to participate in this program, please contact us and we’ll help you figure it out!

No, sorry. If you’re looking to re-locate internationally, we recommend you pursue a traditional education or employer relationship.

Career Services

We’re invested in your success. By the end of the course, you’ll already have a relationship with a career advisor who has been helping you seek out job opportunities and maximize your odds of being hired. This relationship will continue until you’ve matched to a job, and can resume whenever you need ongoing support.

In addition, the Uvaro network of sales leaders and program graduates is at your disposal. Want to test the job market? Need tips on interviewing at a specific company? Curious about different sales tools and how they can help you? Looking for a sweet hiring referral bonus? Our ongoing career services and talent network are what differentiate Uvaro as a tech sales career accelerator, and not just a simple sales training course.

Yes! You have two options:
  • Enroll in the course. You’ll be able to adapt the practice exercises to the value proposition, playbook, and tools you already use at work. This is a healthy way to re-evaluate your job and performance, and boost your close rates and deal sizes. You can join the income share program, pay for it upfront, or maybe even get your employer to sponsor you?
  • Get talent representation. Join the alumni groups, access our tools and resource library, expand your network, practice your interview skills, get resume editing support, and even get help negotiating compensation and contracts. This is a great way to get motivated support for a promotion or job change. Our fee for representation is generally 2% of your base salary—small enough that if we can help you get even a modest pay increase, it pays for itself many times over.

Covid-19 Response

Yes – Nothing has changed with our intake levels for students with the recent rise of COVID-19. Our team here at Uvaro is very privileged to be able to work remotely whenever the need arises. Due to this, our courses will proceed as planned and all of our staff will be available as before, just now from the safety of our homes rather than at the office. We are appreciative of our ability to offer folks a safe way to learn during this time!

Yes – Our online course structure allows our classes to continue to function normally considering the current state of COVID-19. Our instructors are all currently advised to work remotely, so they can continue to provide the same level of support to students during this time.

Yes. We understand there is a lot going on right now, but we still urge students to show up to as many sessions as they are able. If you are a current student, please let your course instructor know if extenuating circumstances prevent you from attending class normally. If you are planning to apply, please make our Recruitment Coordinator (info@uvaro.com) aware of any affect COVID-19 may have on your attendance in the future.

Currently, the job market in the tech industry is holding steady, and our employment partners are still looking for talent in the current environment. More emphasis is being placed on sales reps who can start working remotely, which is a core learning in Uvaro’s Tech Sales Course.

Nope! It may affect scheduling, but our guest instructors will continue to present their content to our classes remotely. They will likely present from home rather than from the office.

No – our internship opportunity is guaranteed to all of our students. The internship is completely remote, so it will remain unaffected by COVID-19 as well.