Eliminating the
education-to-employment skills gap.

With skill-building courses and mentorship designed for excelling in today's workplace and retaining talent, we're transforming the entry-level and new hire experience.

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Who is Ampersand?

We are a group of focused, determined, and entrepreneurial-minded go-getters on a mission to democratize access to training and skill building for entry-level professionals. Our team is scrappy, inclusive, and passionate about eliminating barriers, serving people from all backgrounds, and making significant changes to the status quo.

Interested in joining us? Check out our open roles!

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Diversity Makes the World Go 'Round

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.

40%
Identify as a person of color
30%
are part of the LGBTQ+ community
50%
are bilingual or multilingual
20%
are military affiliated
40%
are/were first generation college students
20%
have a disability
60%
have lived or worked overseas
100%
of our leadership team is female

Our Story

Our founder and CEO, Allie, started a marketing agency in 2009, regularly using interns as a way to acquire new talent.

Constantly frustrated by the skills gap from recent grads, Allie, Kathrin, and Scott joined forces in September 2020 to teach 10 young professionals the skills they needed to succeed in the workplace and connect them to internship opportunities.

To no surprise, 7 out of the 10 grads in that first pilot landed a paying job gaining the skills and support they were lacking.

The team quickly learned two things: Other business owners were frustrated with under-prepared interns and entry-level employees. The overwhelming need from both businesses and early career professionals became clear: shorten the learning curve of starting one's career and giving them the skills to hit the ground running on their first day on the job.

In 2021 we built an asynchronous e-learning platform, raised a pre-seed fundraising round, and started working with university partners. Since then, we've built a network of 7,000 young professionals from over 750 U.S. universities, trained over 3,000, and placed over 450 internships with businesses from across the country.

And we're just getting started.

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Be among the first to help create a drastically different hiring and onboarding
experience for a drastically changing workforce.

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Meet Our Team

We’ve been interns and hired interns—and we’re ready to change the experience on both sides.

Kathrin Applebaum
Kathrin Applebaum
COO

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Allie Danziger
CEO

After mentoring and hiring >150 employees and 75 interns at the marketing agency that she founded 11 years ago, Allie created Ampersand in 2020 to eliminate at the education to employment skills gap, that has frustrated her, and so many of her entrepreneur peers, over the decade.

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Kathrin Applebaum
COO

Kathrin has enjoyed over a decade of her career focused on advising and training hundreds of young professionals during her time working in international education and the expert network industry.

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Allie Danziger
CEO

After mentoring and hiring >150 employees and 75 interns at the marketing agency that she founded 11 years ago, Allie created Ampersand in 2020 to eliminate at the education to employment skills gap, that has frustrated her, and so many of her entrepreneur peers, over the decade.

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Scott Greenberg
Career Coach

A certified resume junkie, Scott has mentored hundreds of undergrads, graduate students, early-career professionals, artists, and high school students as a college career advisor, admissions editor, and literary manager. He has spent a career developing a creative, compassionate, and conscientious mentoring approach informed by work in professional development, nonprofit administration, public programming, and arts education.

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Scott Greenberg
Career Coach

A certified resume junkie, Scott has mentored hundreds of undergrads, graduate students, early-career professionals, artists, and high school students as a college career advisor, admissions editor, and literary manager. He has spent a career developing a creative, compassionate, and conscientious mentoring approach informed by work in professional development, nonprofit administration, public programming, and arts education.

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