Our mission is to create a workforce where any professional—no matter who they are or where they come from—can succeed in their career.
2020 was a year of seismic change in the professional world. The pandemic led to major uncertainty in the lives of college students, professionals, and employers.
That year, Ampersand’s three co-founders came together to support ten interns who were just starting out at some of the world’s most successful companies. Scott, Kat, and Allie noticed a pattern: the interns they were training were technically qualified for the job, but hadn’t been taught basic skills such as how to grow a professional network, work on a project with their teams, or play an active role in daily meetings.
Our co-founders formed a structured, focused curriculum specifically designed to help new professionals be fully prepared on day one. At the end of their training, 7 of the 10 young professionals received a job offer from the businesses where they interned, and all ten businesses said that the interns were the best they ever had. Ampersand was born.
Today, Ampersand has evolved into an engaging professional development training platform that’s easy to navigate and fun to use. We’ve carefully curated our curriculum, refined our coaching, and developed a real-time reporting dashboard to track progress and prove the success of your training program.
Ampersand believes in the power of diverse voices and perspectives. As the pool of job applicants continues to become more diverse, it’s imperative that our training speaks to all audiences and considers the varying abilities of job seekers and professionals. Our platform features various perspectives so that job seekers and new hires from all backgrounds feel represented. All videos on our platform include captions to make our courses more accessible, and the course material is available in written, audio, and/or video formats.
We acknowledge that being more inclusive is a continuous process. If you have suggestions for how we can build a more accessible, inclusive platform, please contact us at .
Businesses—including our own—are elevated by the ideas and experiences of different races, genders, ages, religions, and identities. We're inclusive because it makes us all better.