Get Matched: Start Your Career Through Our Partner Programs

Posted on October 25, 2021 by Anna

Does your current career feel like the wrong fit? Are you tired of feeling like you’re not making any progress in your career? Do you feel like life is standing still while you’re trying to get ahead? If you’re unhappy in your current employment, now is the time to change that.

But the job market is a harsh place. It’s difficult to upskill and learn new skills to change careers. You may be saying to yourself: I don’t have the time to learn a new skill. How am I going to pay for the training? I don’t even know where to start.

It’s hard to get a new job, and it’s even more difficult to get a job in a field you love. If you want to learn the skills required to upskill to a new career it may be difficult to know where to start.

Well, Meratas is here to help. Many people feel stuck in the wrong job or the wrong industry—and they know there’s something better out there for them, but don’t know how to get there. That’s why we are here. You can change careers! The path to a new career is closer than you think! We’re here to help you find a career you love.

If you’ve found your passion or are even just curious about where to get started, Meratas is here to actively partner you with one of our bootcamps or colleges to change your career and start something new.

We partner with programs like Sales, UX/UI Bootcamps, coding bootcamps, and colleges that are dedicated to their student’s success. If you need flexibility in paying for your education, we can help there too. All partners on the Meratas platform offer a form of incentive-aligned tuition which means not only do you have options no matter what your financial situation looks like, but you and your partner program’s goals are aligned. 


Incentive aligned tuition options give you access to things like income-linked repayment, deferment in case of career hardship, a cap on the maximum you’ll pay, and many other benefits!

We’re looking to help people bridge the gap between their current job and their dream job.  Meratas helps you find and finance your next career steps through our partnerships with colleges and bootcamps.

Are you ready to start a new career and get ahead? Let us help you kickstart your new career journey. Fill out the info on our student’s page and get started today! Check out our get matched page to get started!

Posted under: MeratasMemo, Uncategorized

Colorado Mountain College & Meratas Partner to Help Students Fund Their Education

Posted on October 12, 2021 by Anna

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. –  Colorado Mountain College (CMC), a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), is proud to announce the launch of its Rural Nursing Success Fund Income Share Agreement (ISA) program in partnership with Meratas.

The new program at CMC gives nursing students the opportunity to pay for college using incentive-aligned income share agreements. With an ISA, students do not pay upfront tuition. Instead, they pay a fixed percentage of their income after graduation for a set period of time. Nurses trained by Colorado Mountain College will be able to participate in an ISA that has no interest and caps the total repayment at the amount borrowed. Income share agreements give students a chance to get a great education without the barrier of upfront costs or high student loan debt.

CMC students earning a bachelor’s degree or associate degree in nursing with a financial need are eligible to receive up to $3,000 per year through the CMC Foundation Rural Nursing Success Fund Income Share Agreement opportunity.

This program was specifically created for CMC nursing students and further provides a 25% incentive for CMC graduates to stay and work in Colorado Mountain College’s Rocky Mountain region.

CMC is one of the most affordable bachelor’s degree-granting institutions in the nation and demonstrates a continuous commitment to providing an affordable and high-quality education that helps students graduate with less student loan debt.

“We are always seeking ways to grow the pipeline of nurses in our mountain communities and give them the tools needed to succeed,” said Kristin Heath Colon, CEO of the CMC Foundation. “We believe CMC is uniquely well-positioned to recruit and educate diverse candidates in a high-need service area.  We are additionally interested in providing an example of innovative financing that could be replicated in other environments.”

“This program is combating the lack of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. Meratas is honored to support CMC in helping students gain access to the transformative effects of higher education,” said Meratas Founder and CEO Darius Goldman. “As a first-generation American, I recall stories of my mother immigrating to America in her early teens.  It was through continued education that she was able to assimilate and advance.  I like to think about her journey when considering the generational life-changing impact that this program will provide.”

About Colorado Mountain College

Founded in 1965, Colorado Mountain College provides a diverse range of learning opportunities at its 11 campuses across Colorado’s rural mountain resort communities, and online. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, CMC serves over 14,000 undergraduates and community members each year offering over 125 certificates and degrees. Recognized for its commitment to accessibility, excellence and workforce training relevant to Colorado’s outdoor, tourism and knowledge-based economy, Colorado Mountain College is among the lowest-cost institutions in Colorado and has one of the most affordable bachelor’s degrees in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

About Colorado Mountain College Foundation

Founded in 1985, the CMC Foundation builds sustainable community support for the needs and strategic priorities of Colorado Mountain College and its students. The CMC Foundation is governed by an independent board of directors and has $28 million in assets under management.  Learn more: https://coloradomtn.edu/foundation/ 

About Meratas

Meratas is the leading ISA program manager, providing a full-service, turnkey, platform to design, originate, and service incentive-aligned tuition products. Universities and skills-training institutions partner with Meratas to achieve clear strategic objectives: improved retention, increased enrollment, and better outcomes tracking. With Meratas, schools can quickly and cost-efficiently launch a fully customized ISA program with best-in-class scalability and an unparalleled emphasis on provider and consumer benefits. Learn more at www.meratas.com

Posted under: Uncategorized

Mastering the Inbound Funnel: How to Become a Great Tech Salesperson

Posted on June 10, 2019 by Anna

Software as a service (SaaS) is a tech-delivery model where centrally hosted software is licensed and delivered to customer’s on a subscription basis. Also referred to as cloud-software, SaaS has become today’s dominant means of software solutions for virtually every single conceivable business need.

(more…)

Posted under: MeratasMemo, Uncategorized

State of Illinois Passes Income Share Agreement (ISA) Act

Posted on October 30, 2019 by Anna

In a step forward for state regulation of Income Share Agreements (ISA), Illinois recently signed into law the Student Investment Account Act (Act).

(more…)

Posted under: MeratasMemo, Uncategorized

Ten Podcasts You Should be Listening to if You Want to Improve Your Career

Posted on May 15, 2020 by Anna

For people that love to learn and hate wasting time, podcasts are your best friend. Podcasts turn mundane tasks like commuting, working out, cooking dinner, and cleaning the house into opportunities for professional and personal development.


Podcasts growing popularity has led to no-shortage of high-quality podcasts to listen to that open our eyes to different perspectives in the world. In fact,
Edison Research found that 42 million Americans – or 15% of the population – listen to podcasts on a weekly basis, at an average rate of five per week. With an endless amount of career podcasts and only a limited number of hours in the day, it’s difficult to know which ones are worth your time. So we’ve compiled a list of some of the best professional development podcasts, so you can pick one that works best for you.

 

10 Podcasts to Improve Your Career

 

SFW PC

 

Safe For Work

This motivational podcast is all about finding balance and happiness in your career. Navigating difficult situations in the office is something we all need to know how to do effectively. Hosts Liz Dolan and Rico Gagliano advise on everything from avoiding burnout to negotiating raises, moving on, how to fake an illness when you’re calling in sick, and more. It has a little bit of everything including hard-earned advice from top business leaders.

 

 

Forward Tilt

The podcast host of this great podcast, Isaac Morehouse often says, “If you want a great career, you’re going to have to create it.” With weekly bite-sized pieces of insight and inspiration, this podcast is perfect for busy individuals. From “Living with Integrity” to “Your Reputation is Your Resume”, Isaac offers advice in a straightforward and captivating way.

 

 

The James Altucher Show

James Altucher is a former hedge fund manager and bestselling author of The Power of No. His podcast episode s are both insightful, funny, and popular with more than millions of listeners and 40 million downloads. James digs deeper than the typical success story and gives us the moments we relate to: when someone rises up from personal struggle to reinvent themselves. He’s interviewed more than 500+ leaders including Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, Peter Thiel, Mark Cuban, and Austin Kleon. From best selling authors to astronauts and athletes you’ll hear from champions in every different field and stage of life.

 

 

Smart Passive Income

Pat Flynn from The Smart Passive Income Blog reveals all of his online business and blogging strategies, income sources, and killer marketing tips and tricks so you can be ahead of the curve with your online business or blog. From this top podcast, you’ll discover how you can create passive income streams that work for you. Giving you the time and freedom to do what you love. This podcast covers a broad range of topics with insightful conversations from successful entrepreneurs.

 

 

Lead to Win

Lead to Win is a weekly podcast designed for leaders. With actionable insights to help you win at work, succeed at life, and lead with confidence. Each podcast is around 30 minutes long and hosted by New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt. As a former CEO of a $250 million corporation, Hyatt is great at offering advice on scaling businesses, leading teams, and achieving results.

 

 

The Angie Lee Show

If you’re looking for some humor mixed in with smart business advice look no further than The Angie Lee Show. Angie Lee, a college dropout, is now an entrepreneur who makes seven-figures running her own podcast about business, money management, and just life problems in general. She helps you make friends with your fear and make money doing what you love.

 

 

The $100 MBA show

If you’re short on time and need some quick, actionable advice to make you more effective at your job this podcast is for you. An iTunes Best of 2014 podcast, you get practical business advice in 10 minutes each day. Omar Zenhom shares some of the best business lessons, concepts, examples, and insights from inside The $100 MBA training and community. Omar also invites some of the industry’s leaders as guest teachers on the show. No promotions, just solid business lessons from the best in the game.

 

The Dave Ramsey Show

If you’re looking to improve your financial state this year, then add this one to your list of motivational podcasts because this one will serve you endlessly. Simply put, Dave Ramsey is a master of inspiring people to change through life-altering advice on topics such as building wealth, eliminating debt, and personal finances. This podcast has been named as one of Apple’s most downloaded shows in 2018.

 

 

Beyond the Todo List

Learn how to choose the right projects, tasks, and goals in work and life by going beyond the To-Do List. The host, Erik Fisher explores all aspects of productivity, including getting the right work done, getting good work done, and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life. Listen to this podcast if you’re looking to be refreshed and inspired after hearing how others fail and succeed at daily productivity.

 

 

Pivot

Pivot is a great podcast to help you if you’re looking to change your career. Whether you’re looking for a new dream job or an entirely new career path, host Jenny Blake provides great insight into changing up your career path. Jenny inspires you to find opportunities in unexpected places through practical tips and tools. On her website, she states, “If change is the only constant, let’s get better at it”

 

Professional development isn’t easy, especially when you’re crunched for time but these podcasts can help you get there. If you’re looking for more professional development advice, career change assistance, or even online bootcamps and classes to level up, check out Meratas!

 

(more…)

Posted under: Professional Development, MeratasMemo, Uncategorized

5 Financial Habits To Start Early In Your Career

Posted on May 22, 2020 by Anna

After countless hours of preparation and multiple interviews, you’ve finally received the job offer! Landing a new job is a cause for celebration, but just like anything new there can be some worry and anxiety that comes with the excitement. Planning for the future is a big part of starting a new job.

(more…)

Posted under: MeratasMemo, Uncategorized

5 Best Income Share Agreement Podcast Episodes

Posted on June 19, 2020 by Anna

There are multiple schools, coding bootcamps, and programs including Lambda School, Holberton, and PreHired that are helping students learn new skills and get high paying jobs faster. Each of these programs also offer an Income Share Agreement (ISA) to open their doors and students only pay for school once they’ve found a high paying job.


We’re pretty big fans of podcasts here at Meratas. One of the best ways to learn and better understand ideas is by listening to podcasts. We’ve put together a list of some of the best ISA podcast episodes to help you learn more about the amazing innovations taking place in higher education today.

a16z podcast 

1. a16z Podcast – Are ISAs the solution to Student Debt? 

The a16z Podcast discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future – especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other curious thinkers and voices from around the world. In “Are Income Share Agreement s the Solution to Student Debt?” Lambda School CEO, Austen Allred, dives into the proposal of ISAs:  You go to college for free, then pay back the school after graduation-but only if you’re earning a high enough salary to afford the repayments. 

Student loan debt currently stands at more than 1.5 trillion dollars, which makes it the second-highest consumer debt category besides mortgage debt. The discussion covers both the promises and the challenges of ISAs-why they’ve been relatively slow to gain traction and why some are still skeptical.

2. Making College Affordable – Exploring a new way to pay for college through Income Share Agreements.

College is expensive and the process of finding and getting into the best colleges is more complicated and competitive than ever. You owe it to yourself to become an educated consumer. Making College Affordable will show you how to gain a competitive advantage over the game of choosing and paying for college. 

In this episode, the host, Jason, explores the details of ISA and what you need to know if an ISA is the right option for you.

3. Enrollment Growth University- ISAs at the University of Utah

Enrollment Growth University is a professional development podcast for higher ed leaders looking to grow enrollment at their college or university If you’re looking for tactics, strategies, and best practices to build a step-by-step road map toward enrollment growth in higher education at your institution, this podcast is for you. 

Dr. Courtney McBeth, Special Assistant to the President at the University of Utah, joined the podcast to talk about the potential of ISAs.

4. The First 1000 –  Making ISAs available for the masses.

Matt Quinn has been on a mission to be a 10x better founder by meeting incredible founders who have gone before him to get an answer to the question: How did you get your first 1000….? Your first 1000 customers, sign-ups, fans, users, clicks, dollars invested. The first 1000 is all about interviewing these founders. 

For the 20 million enrolled college students who have to find financing, ISAs haven’t been widely available. This podcast covers why and how they can eventually become more accessible to students.

5. Planet Money – A New Way to Pay for College

Planet Money is an amazing podcast explaining the economy. In this episode, the Planet Money team explains the concept of Income Share Agreements. However, they take you on a trip to the South American country of Chile, the recording studio of David Bowie, and eventually back to Purdue University in Indiana, where students today can use ISAs to help them pay for college.

These podcasts hold some great insights into ISAs,  so whether you’re a student considering using an ISA or working at a school or program looking to offer an ISA to their students, check into one of these to learn more about ISAs. If you’re interested in what programs offer ISAs check out our Students page!

(more…)

Posted under: MeratasMemo, Uncategorized

Ask Yourself These Three Questions Before Going to a Coding Bootcamp

Posted on July 6, 2020 by Anna

Bootcamps are an excellent way to get into a programming career if you are motivated but lack the skills to jump-start a career in coding. But, quitting your current job, possibly moving, and coming up with the cash to pay for tuition is no small commitment. 

(more…)

Posted under: MeratasMemo, Uncategorized

Why Successful People Stay a Student and 5 Tips On How to Be One

Posted on July 10, 2020 by Anna

“The secret of a successful man is he always sees himself as a student who learns from other people.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 

(more…)

Posted under: MeratasMemo, Uncategorized

4 Predictions For the Future of Work After COVID-19

Posted on July 13, 2020 by Anna

(more…)

Posted under: MeratasMemo, Uncategorized
Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get actionable career-building advice and updates on new educational programs straight to your inbox

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.