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Product Gym

Welcome to the monthly Meratas Partner Spotlight! Each month, we’ll feature one of our amazing partner programs that are helping members jump-start their careers.

What is a Product Manager?

A Product Manager serves as the liaison between the client, stakeholders, and the team who develops an app or digital product, including Designers and Developers. They guide the project and product, make decisions, manage a timeline, and analyze every step along the way. Product Managers sometimes serve behind the scenes, but they are an integral part of all SaaS and Technology companies.

Product Management has been rising in popularity as a career path and created more…


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There are many benefits to being extremely valuable at work. Being irreplaceable at your job means that your supervisors count on you so much that without you, the productivity of your department might suffer. It means you’re a leader in your department and you have the confidence to make big decisions. It could also mean that you’re first in line for promotions and pay raises. Do you usually wait for your boss to check in on projects? Or do you take initiative and finish things on your own?

It starts with making a great name for yourself — communicating to…


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The beginning of a new calendar year normally marks the beginning of the job search rush. January and February are two of the best months to look for long-term, full-time jobs since these are the months most companies receive updated budgets and sales forecasts.

In addition, unlike a fall job search that is sandwiched between job market slowdowns over the summer and holiday season, starting your job search in the early months of the year gives you several months to make progress in networking and interviewing without losing momentum. …


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In many situations, students have to pay for school on their own and the reality is that there’s a good chance you’ll need a student loan to help cover the cost of your education. Even if you have a scholarship, you might need to use a student loan to help close that funding gap.

When you take out student loans, there are different options available to you. Many of these loan options, however, require you to have a cosigner. A cosigner is, typically a parent for students, someone who signs a loan agreement alongside you and is essentially a backup…


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An Income Share Agreement (ISA) is funding for higher education in exchange for a percentage of your income once you land a job. You don’t pay until you’ve graduated and your payments stay manageable since they’re linked to your income with a percentage.

All sorts of schools are joining the ISA game, including traditional 4-year colleges and universities, online-only educational institutions, and a variety of bootcamps and career training programs.

Programs that offer ISAs reduce the barrier to entry for students who can’t afford $15,000 to $20,000 upfront in tuition or can not get a personal loan, which means more…


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There’s no denying the power a strong professional network can have over your career success. Networking will help you develop and improve your skill set and stay on top of the latest trends in your industry and job market.

Networking also helps you to advance your career and gives you access to more job opportunities. Expanding your contacts can open doors to new opportunities for business, career advancement, and personal growth. Exchanging information, advice, and support on challenges, experiences, and goals is a key benefit of networking because it allows you to gain new insights that you may not have…


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Student debt is a significant problem, outstanding student loan debt in the United States is at around $1.6 trillion the second highest source of household debt in the country, and it continues to go up each year.

What if you never had to take out student loans to pay for school? What if, instead of borrowing money at a certain interest rate, you simply promised a percentage of your future earnings to cover the cost?

That’s what an Income Share Agreement (ISA) is. A way to pay for a college education post-graduation through a percentage of salary earned rather than…


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New Year’s is a time to think about the improvements you can make in your life. January can be a great time to wipe the slate clean and implement measures to achieve your goals.

Setting a plan for success so you can get needed academic skills is crucial for improving your skills as a student. Goal setting in an online or traditional classroom situation is all about taking steps to be successful in your specific courses and path.

Goal setting is all about connecting your educational goals with the rest of your resolutions for the school year. …


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What if there was a way to make it so that you only pay for your education if it resulted in a great job?

Historically, financing options like loans have been the primary method of paying for coding bootcamps, colleges, and other educational institutions. However, recently, student debt has reached a crisis level — around $1.6 trillion in student debt is owed in the United States. The amount of people relying on debt to finance their education is increasing every year, and part of the solution to this problem is Income Share Agreements.

An Income Share Agreement (also called “ISA”)…


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New Year’s is the traditional time not just for taking stock of the year gone by, but also for anticipating the challenges and opportunities of the year ahead.

Changes in the education system have been brewing for a long time, with digitization as the main direction of this transformation. Because of the pandemic, thousands of schools and millions of teachers and learners have had to switch to remote classes almost overnight. Educators were forced to master new tools like Zoom, while maintaining the quality of education as they taught online.

Many things changed the game for the worlds of work…

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Meratas provides a complete software solution to design and manage Income Share Agreements (ISA) programs proven to increase enrollment

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