"Talent is equally distributed but opportunity is not"

Leila janah
Author, Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time

Why we exist

Kepler created Kepler Academy to help address the diversity and opportunity gap in digital advertising. Because the best talent should always break through. Kepler Academy is a training and mentorship program that helps diverse candidates land and thrive in digital marketing roles.

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The program

Kepler Academy is a 6-week certification program that offers training, mentorship, and job preparation skills to prepare participants for entry-level roles in digital marketing. The curriculum is designed to address key structural barriers impacting diversity in the industry: awareness and access, hands-on skills, and career development.
awareness & Access

An overview of the digital marketing ecosystem and the types of roles that are available, as well as career panels and speakers who share the path to their success.


Training on key media and advertising platforms, such as Facebook and Google, and hands-on-keyboard experience for a live campaign.

Mentorship & Career Development

One-on-one mentor relationships with Kepler team members and coaching on what it takes to search, interview for, and land a position in the industry.

The curriculum

Participants attend classes - virtually at this time - an average of two hours a day. Training leverages Kepler's world-class digital media training program, Kepler University. Participants use their knowledge to run an actual digital campaign for a business, deepening their understanding through hands-on application. In addition to training, participants are paired with a Kepler team member to support them through the program. And, participants will be prepared for the job market, with access to speakers from top brands and platforms, resume workshops, interview prep and networking opportunities. This immersive program covers:

Meet the participants

"I'm looking forward to gaining valuable and marketable skills that I'll use to access new opportunities and further my career"

David W., Recent Graduate

How to apply


If you are a passionate and driven college senior, recent graduate, or career switcher interested in a career in digital marketing, this program may be for you.


Participants must commit to the full six-week program and should expect 10-14 hours of live classes or group work each week. Classes are interactive, providing the chance to fully engage with instructors, mentors and speakers, and career panelists.

Joining a Kepler Academy cohort

Our next Kepler Academy cohort will start in February 2022 and will be conducted in partnership with COOP. If you would like to apply for COOP and Kepler Academy, visit COOP's application and note your interest in Kepler Academy.

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