Trinity Partners With Upkey to Provide Over $1.5 Million of Academic Credit

May 15, 2020

Trinity has announced a partnership with Upkey, a Chicago startup, offering free online resources to help students with career-readiness, to offer over $1.5 million worth of academic credit to students participating in its virtual internship program. Since opening the application process in April, Upkey has had more than 5,000 students apply.

Driven by a commitment to provide unique educational opportunities that seek the public good, Trinity is offering three academic credits to students who successfully complete Upkey’s online internship and business education program. The program is open to 1,000 students with the application process closing May 17.

“While COVID-19 has brought many unpredictable and abrupt changes, it cannot shake us from our core mission of helping students flourish by providing accessible education,” said Trinity’s Provost Aaron Kuecker, Ph.D. “When we learned about Upkey’s digital summer internships and saw they had similar goals, we knew it only made sense to create additional value in the program by making it possible for students to have their educational experience transcripted for college credit.”

Upkey’s Virtual Internship Program is an eight-week educational experience, starting on June 1. Each week, participants will be learning from expert sources, conducting research, and completing interactive projects. The program will cover a broad range of topics developed with the support of faculty from leading universities and top business schools across the nation.

“We are so humbled with the volume of students who have reached out and thanked us for creating an opportunity for them,” said Amir Badr, Founder and CEO, Upkey. “Everyone at Upkey is gracious for Trinity’s help in providing real college credit to students who were impacted by COVID-19. These credits will help students both educationally and financially.”

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