Job Guarantee Terms and Conditions
Last Updated: January 30, 2024
The following terms and conditions apply to the Avocademy Job Guarantee.
- You must be 18 years or older.
- You must reside and be seeking employment in the United States. You must be authorized to work for any U.S. employer without restriction for the duration of the program and such authorization must be valid for at least two years following graduation. You cannot require employer sponsorship for employment visa status now or in the future.
- You must be willing to relocate for work and willing to accept both remote and non-remote positions.
- You must be a job seeker with the intent of securing employment in a Qualifying Position within your enrollment. If your intent changes at any point in your program, your eligibility will be voided.
- You must be able to pass any background checks associated with jobs that you apply for. Without limiting the foregoing, if you fail to obtain a job offer directly or partially due to your failure to pass a background check associated with the job offer, you will not be eligible for the tuition refund.
- Avocademy reserves the right to re-verify your eligibility at any time within the course and during the Guarantee Period. If you no longer fit the criteria, your eligibility will be voided. If you provide Avocademy with false or incorrect information related to any eligibility requirements, your eligibility will be voided.
Qualifying Position. A “Qualifying Position” is defined as any role in a design or design-related field that meets the following terms:
- A salaried employee or waged employee working an average of at least 30 hours a week onsite or remotely;
- A full-time (30 or more hours per week) contractor, intern, or other service provider relationship working onsite or remotely; or
- A paid or unpaid onsite or remote contractor or intern (30 or more hours per week) that has the potential to be extended.
- Apply to at least 240 Open Roles per month and track in the Job Application Platform. Applications to roles posted on Job Boards using the easy apply or one-click type functionality do not count towards the total monthly applications; any tracked applications with job sources including but not limited to LinkedIn, Indeed, Otta, Zip Recruiter, or Dice, or applications tracked without a job source, will be considered easy apply and will not count toward the monthly requirement. It is the responsibility of the job seeker to ensure that all applications are tracked correctly.
- Maintain weekly check-in by submitting the Phase 3: Weekly Student Update Form.
- Receive approval on resume by end of Phase 2: Projects, Portfolio, Resume date.
- Receive approval on portfolio by end of Phase 2: Projects, Portfolio, Resume date.
- Complete all Phase 3 activities by 11:59PM EST of the fourteenth (14th) day it is assigned during Phase 3: Job Search.
- Must be assigned and participate in a 3rd client project by month 3 of Phase 3: Job Search; assignment to a project based on student’s responsibility to complete the project opportunities form.
- Must be assigned and participate in a 4th client project by month 6 of Phase 3: Job Search; assignment to a project based on student’s responsibility to complete the project opportunities form.
- You must schedule and attend a minimum of 2 1:1 calls with a Career Mentor per month during Phase 3: Job Search; such as Interview Strategy, Mock Behavioral Interview, Mock Portfolio Walkthrough or Interview Debrief.
- You must respond to communications from Avocademy within 72 hours.
- You must always act with reasonable and good faith efforts to obtain a Qualifying Position.
- You shall promptly inform Avocademy of all recruiting activity, including active interview statuses, by providing necessary documentation or evidence, such as interview invitations, confirmation emails, or any other relevant correspondence through the Job Application Tracking Platform.
- Must be active in building their network by reaching out to at least 5 new individuals per week during Phase 3: Job Search, with supporting documentation serving as proof of outreach in the form of a networking outreach tracker and screenshots of any written messages or detailed notes of in-person conversations. Outreach includes emailing, LinkedIn messages, meetups, and conferences.
- Must be active in using their network for their job search by conducting two informational interviews per month during Phase 3: Job Search, with supporting documentation serving as proof that the interviews took place in the form of a tracker and screenshots of the meeting confirmations or detailed notes. An informational interview may be done in person, by video chat, or by phone call.
- Must create profiles on LinkedIn, Dice, ZipRecruiter, Indeed, and other job boards and services as communicated by Avocademy in Month 1 of Phase 3: Job Search.In addition you must maintain an active profile with all your up to date experience (design and non-design related) and skills and update your resume weekly onto platforms.
Job Guarantee Voiding Events. Without limiting the foregoing, situations that void this Job Guarantee include, but are not limited to:
- You turn down a job offer for a Qualifying Position.
- If you choose not to conduct a job search related to your course during the Guarantee Period.
- You do not put sufficient and consistent effort into your job search, as outlined above.
- You do not communicate with Avocademy mentors consistently throughout your search, including notifying us of any offers you have received.
- You lose your work authorization or do not have sufficient work authorization that meets the requirements above during your search, even if you did expect to have authorization or did at one time have appropriate work authorization during your enrollment.
- You do not follow through with the interview process for Qualifying Positions in a timely and professional manner, including but not limited to not participating as expected by the employer in the interview process by providing responses to employer communications, showing up on time for interviews, and providing documents or follow up as expected by employers.
- You no-show or reschedule/cancel a 1:1 Career Mentor call with less than 4 hours notice with a Career Mentor 3 or more times during Phase 3: Job Search.
Changes in the Terms of Services.
Avocademy reserves the right to modify or replace any of these Terms at any time under the following conditions: Avocademy will notify the student on the respective amendments at least two weeks before the change comes into force via e-mail or in writing. The change is considered accepted by the student if he does not state otherwise within six weeks after receipt of the change notification. Avocademy will make particular note of the right of objection, the objecting period, and legal consequences, particularly regarding the failure to object to the changes. In the case that the student objects, Avocademy is entitled to not accept future bookings of Programs by the student.
Avocademy is particularly entitled to make changes to these Terms, in case a condition is found to be invalid, to extend or replace it with applicability to existing contracts, in case of changes in legal requirements or judicial decision, if these changes affect one or more conditions of the contract, in order to adjust the conditions affected corresponding to the purpose of the changed legal context, insofar as the student does not have a worse economic position due to the new or changed conditions than according to the original condition.