About Uvaro

Uvaro offers flexible online career programs in 12 and 4 week formats teach 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 paid internships, and create natural connections between people that help secure full time job positions at graduation and beyond.

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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.

We’re named for Marcus Terentius Varro (116-27 BC), who was one of the Roman Republic’s most prolific scholars. He lead an army against Julius Caesar, was responsible for the management of Rome’s library, and individually contributed by writing 74 separate works in 620 volumes on all aspects of knowledge, technology, and education.

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.

Our 4-week course is an intensive accelerated program that requires a full-time commitment. Designed with a focus on practical hands-on learning, our 4-week program is built with the intention of getting you into the workforce with the proper training as quickly as possible.

After graduation, if you choose to take up a paid sales internship, it’s a full-time commitment, which offers a base salary and great commission opportunities.

Sort of. Uvaro teaches strategies and mindsets that help to drive revenue for businesses. Our major focus is on front-line sales roles, but the skills are fully transferable to a range of common job positions at tech companies, including Account Management, Customer Success, and Revenue Operations.

We also teach you to sell yourself, which will allow you to chase your dreams, not just this week or this year, but well into the future.

Applying To Uvaro

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 courses 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, both the 4-week and 12-week courses focus 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 for both the 4-week and 12-week courses every month. If your application is declined for a particular cohort, we encourage you to wait for 3 months before re-applying.

Locations

Our training programs are 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 the United States, you can still enroll in Uvaro, however you are not eligible for our Income Share Agreement. Instead, you’ll be required to use our upfront tuition payment structure. In addition, you may unfortunately find that the sales tactics, job hunting strategies, and other information taught by Uvaro could be of reduced relevance or 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!

Unfortunately, we do not offer this type of service. If you’re looking to relocate internationally, we recommend you pursue a traditional education or employer relationship.

Uvaro observes the North American time shift for Daylight Savings. This takes place on the second Sunday in March and the first Sunday in November.

If your jurisdiction observes the North American daylight savings time change, including most of the United States and Canada, your class time will be unaffected (ie. a 9am class is always at 9am for you).

If your jurisdiction does not change time, the class will be one hour earlier for you beginning in November, and one hour later beginning in March. This applies in many regions including Arizona, Hawaii, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Western Australia, and Queensland; and in many nations, including Singapore, UAE, Korea, South Africa, India, Nigeria, Philippines, and Brazil.

If your jurisdiction observes a time change on different dates, please plan your schedule carefully, as the class time could change more than once during your 12-week course. This applies in Europe, New Zealand, Fiji, Israel, Mexico, New South Wales, Victoria, and a few other areas.

Our classroom is delivered in a Zoom environment with activities taking place in breakout rooms. Your system should be able to meet the minimum Zoom requirements, including a stable high-speed internet connection — you can test the Zoom launch experience at https://zoom.us/test.

You will need a laptop or desktop computer: We have coursework requirements and make extensive use of screensharing and video conferencing. Your mobile device or tablet is a helpful accessory, but does not have the required capabilities to complete the class as your only device.

You can use any operating system, including Windows/PC and Apple/Mac. You can use any web browser, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, or Brave. Apple’s Safari browser delivers an inconsistent experience so we do not recommend it.

We highly recommend that you start to prepare an ergonomically friendly workspace—especially if you’re interested in working from home long-term. Speak with your admissions rep if you’re unsure about the suitability of your device or work environment.

Costs

Uvaro offers three payment methods.

When enrolling using our Up-Front Agreement, the total fees are $5,000 USD.

When enrolling using our Subscription Agreement, the total fees are split into $250 USD/Month payments for 24 months to make it flexible for you to pay while you are taking the course.

When enrolling using our Income Share Agreement available in North America only, the total fees are due only once you acquire full-time employment, and are equal to 10% of your earnings for 24 months.

Uvaro’s ISA program is currently available in North America only.

With the Uvaro ISA, accepted students pay $0 tuition up-front. Once you finish the course and land your next role, your annual tuition is set to to 10% of your new income. Payments are made monthly for 24 months.

For example, if your total earnings are $50,000/year, you’ll pay $416.67/month for 24 months. The total tuition paid typically works out to between $6,000 and $12,000.

These types of jobs are normally high-risk and high-reward. Our career coaches will work with you to help optimize your chances of success and make sure that your new employer isn’t predatory. We still need to get paid, though!

If you are paying via our ISA, we base the payment of your tuition on the total earnings per month for a period of 24 months.

Students initiating a withdrawal by the refund deadline (end of week 1) will receive a refund for their total fees paid. Students who initiate a withdrawal after the deadline will be charged pro-rated program fees calculated on weekly basis, and will receive a refund of the difference between fees already paid and the newly calculated pro-rated program fees.

Whether you are enrolling via our ISA or our Up-Front Agreement, pro-rated program fees will be due immediately upon withdrawal. The complete list of the pro-rated program fees is included in the table below.

12-Week Course:

Weeks Completed Pro-Rated Program Fees (USD)
1 $500
2 $1,000
3 $1,500
4 $2,000
5 $2,500
6 $3,000
7 $3,500
8 $4,000
9 $4,500
10 $5,000
11 $5,500
12 $6,000* If you complete the last class of the last week you will be considered a graduate of the program and can no longer withdraw or be removed prior to graduation, Payment Terms set out in your  Enrollment Agreement apply.

4-Week Course:

Weeks Completed Pro-Rated Program Fees (USD)
1 $1,500
2 $3,000
3 $4,500
4 $6,000* If you complete the last class of the last week you will be considered a graduate of the program and can no longer withdraw or be removed prior to graduation, Payment Terms set out in your  Enrollment Agreement apply.

Yes! We have upfront and subscription options 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 due upon signing your enrollment agreement.

Our subscription payment option is for $250/Month for 24 months.

Yes! Residents are paid a base rate, with additional commissions to be earned for their sales performance. The specific rates vary depending on your residency project.

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! 

All prices and billing are in USD. For payments from CAD accounts, payments are converted to USD automatically.

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.

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!

We founded Uvaro to give more people the opportunity to have rewarding and fulfilling careers – hiring our graduates is part of this opportunity. We’re fortunate to already have graduates working with us!

However, being a Uvaro student or recent graduate both confers certain advantages we must consider and creates certain challenges that we must mitigate.

In order to deliver on our commitment to an inclusive hiring process, any Uvaro graduates who wish to apply to a role at Uvaro must have graduated from their class no less than six months before their application can be considered.

This requirement helps us ensure that Uvaro graduates are evaluated on the basis of their application (not on the recency of their interactions with Uvaro instructors) and ensures that the Uvaro career coaching and instruction team are always available to advise and help recent graduates in their career journey (especially when they are also involved in Uvaro hiring activities).

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 ([email protected]) 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.