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Pursue your passion.
Discover your dream career.

 

 

OUR MISSION

Qubed is on a mission to inspire the next generation to pursue a career that aligns to their talents and passions with the universities and brands they know and trust.

Working in partnership with the world’s leading universities, brands, and industry experts, Qubed creates learning experiences that help tomorrow's leaders discover and pursue career paths in growing, global industries that align to their passions, including fashion, sports, beauty, music, and media. 

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An innovative and unique way to help individuals bridge the gap between their passions and their understanding of professional opportunities. Our goal is to keep them engaged and driven while making informed decisions about career paths.
— Jason Wingard, Ph.D., Dean of Columbia University SPS
I hear from so many young people who dream of working in the industry but don’t know how to make that dream a reality. What I love about this program is the real power it has to make a career more attainable to more young people who have the passion but don’t know how to translate that passion into a career.
— Michelle Lee, Allure Editor-in-Chief

OUR PROGRAMS

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Sports Industry Essentials, Online Certificate

Over the past few years, the sports world has experienced a digital media explosion as well as a globalization that has dramatically impacted the industry.

Developed in partnership with the faculty of Columbia University’s globally-ranked Sports Management program, this six-course program explores those new frontiers, making them accessible to aspiring sports professionals at a key decision-making moment in their lives. 

Learn more at sie.sps.columbia.edu.

The business side of sports is growing at such an incredible rate and people have to understand how and why that growth is happening so that they can become a part of it, and really help lead it. Those that can do that now will change the game on the field, and for themselves.
— Marcellus Wiley, ESPN Broadcaster, NFL Pro, Columbia University Alumni

PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Fashion Industry Essentials, Online Certificate

If you follow fashion, you know Parsons and brands like Condé Nast, Teen Vogue, Rebecca Minkoff, GILT and Etsy.

This one-of-a-kind program provides an exciting overview of the fashion industry, with more than 70 on-demand course videos taught by Parsons faculty, as well as leading fashion industry experts and brands. Carefully crafted assignments help students develop skills and gain valuable insights into the fashion industry that help determine career paths that align to their passions and talent. They learn to build a portfolio, prepare for a job interview, and apply to a fashion degree program that will prepare them to build a successful future in fashion.

Learn more at industryessentials.parsons.edu.

I am always so encouraged by the number of young people I meet who express an interest in pursuing careers in fashion. Among them are the next Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, and Tory Burch—this program will give students the real-world knowledge and training to be successful.
— Anna Wintour, Artistic Director of Condé Nast and Editor in Chief of Vogue

FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (FIT)
BEAUTY Industry Essentials, Online Certificate

Taught by FIT faculty, editors from Allure, and industry experts from Bobbi Brown, L’Oreal, MAC Cosmetics, and more, this is the first-ever online non-credit certificate program to deliver an in-depth introduction to the diverse array of careers in the $265 billion global beauty industry.

The Beauty Industry Essentials online program from the world-renowned Fashion Institute of Technology provides an in-depth introduction to key areas of the beauty and cosmetics industry, and gives students the tools and skills they need to launch or advance a successful career.

Learn more at beauty.fitnyc.edu.

I wish I had something like this, to see who the people and players are and how they got started. By listening to people who work in the beauty industry stories, you really do hear and understand a little bit about the industry.
— Bobbi Brown, Founder, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

OUR IMPACT

This program helped me redefine what I wanted out of my career and my life, and helped me create the framework for a new business. Throughout each course, I was reinvigorated. I was refining my grown-up goals. I was recharging my creative and professional battery. I was building a business plan and getting excited again.
— Libby R. (Illinois, USA)
I would like to formally thank the incredibly awesome and creative faculty and curators who created this program, for teaching me incredible lessons, helping me grow as a person and helping me expand my horizons in my goals to becoming a fashion journalist.
— Despina D. (Ontario, Canada)
The sports industry essentials program not only gave me the knowledge I needed to break in to the Sports Industry, it also gave me confidence, and it helped me find my fit within the industry. Now, I can proudly say my first job right out of college is with an NFL team.
— Maria R. (Pennsylvania, USA)
The program was an incredible experience that provided me with precious knowledge from one of the top schools in the country. The program opened the door for me to connect with several professionals in the sports industry as well as giving me an idea of the path I have to take to achieve my goals.
— Dominic D. (New York, USA)
I am loving every bit of the program! Each assignment encourages me to broaden my skill, and exposes me to all aspects of the industry, even careers that I haven’t even thought about. It really does inspire me to keep hold of my passion, as I am an aspiring fashion designer.
— Zyllah (California, USA)
This definitely helps open up my mind to all of the possibilities in this Industry. I’m currently changing career path from Engineering to Fashion, so this is a great source of career information and inspiration.
— Anne L. (Quezon City, Philippines)
After finishing the Certificate Program, I have a much better understanding academically and professionally of the fashion industry. And of course, I am more confident and prepared for stepping forward in fashion industry.
— Dijing W. (China)

LEADERSHIP

EXECUTIVES

ROB KINGYENS President & CEO

ROB KINGYENS
President & CEO

ANKIT DHIR Chief Operating Officer

ANKIT DHIR
Chief Operating Officer

MICHAEL GODSHALL Chief Creative Officer

MICHAEL GODSHALL
Chief Creative Officer

JOHN KERNER Chief Marketing Officer

JOHN KERNER
Chief Marketing Officer

DIRECTORS & ADVISORS

DANIEL PIANKO University Ventures

DANIEL PIANKO
University Ventures

RYAN CRAIG University Ventures

RYAN CRAIG
University Ventures

NICK HAMMERSCHLAG Entangled Ventures

NICK HAMMERSCHLAG
Entangled Ventures

SUZANNE REINHARDT Condé Nast

SUZANNE REINHARDT
Condé Nast

MARCELLUS WILEY ESPN, Former NFL All-Pro

MARCELLUS WILEY
ESPN, Former NFL All-Pro

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