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! It depends whether you choose to participate in the optional internship.

Part-time (without the internship): The course is around 20 hours of material a week, which translates to 10 hours of in-class time and 10 hours of out-of-class assignments.

Full-time (with the internship): The internship is completely optional, but requires another 15 to 20 hours per week. Our internships are performance-based and completed through our recognized employment partners. Interns join their organization like a regular employee, usually through a remote connection, and it’s expected that you will commit to that relationship for the full 8 weeks 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

Tuition is $0 upfront and is contingent on you securing a full-time, regular position in tech sales at a base salary of $40,000/year or more! Once that role is secured, your tuition will be paid retroactively at 10% of base salary for a 24-month pay period, up to a maximum of $15,000 total.

Any additional commissions (in tech sales, this is usually 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! If you are not eligible for our income share agreement due to your age or location, or you would like to pay for the program on behalf of someone else (like a new hire, a top-performing SDR, or an AE in need of additional support), or you would like to invest in your future with an upfront payment instead of engaging in an income share agreement, please contact us.

The internship is performance-based, and you are compensated based on the work you do. Compensation varies depending on your employment partner, but is usually determined at a fixed rate per meeting booked. Uvaro interns have already received tens of thousands of dollars in payouts.  

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

Locations

Our training program is delivered remotely at scheduled times through the internet, but due to the nature of our tuition structure and the employment partners we have in place, currently Uvaro is only able to accept students with long-term permission to work in the United States or in Canada (usually through permanent residency [green card] or citizenship).

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.