OUR SUMMER ONLINE PROGRAMS 2022

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Online Workshops

Online Workshops

Implemented remotely, from the comfort of your home, online workshops enable students to take a deep dive into a variety of social issues and trending global topics and to receive in-depth education on specific research topics. 

Students participate in five tutoring sessions lead by a Keru content expert, ranging in topics from social impact assessment, water quality mapping, entrepreneurship fundamentals, big data social impact, and more. The students will present a case study research presentation to instructor at the end of the workshop.


Online Consulting Projects

Online Consulting Projects

Students will experience a range of sessions taught by high-caliber content experts, as well as mentors from prestigious world universities. In a small group setting, students will learn relevant knowledge, complete research, discuss with teammates, write a consulting report and finally present it to Keru’s client. Our client will be an NGO/NPO or social enterprise. 

This impactful work will demonstrate that the students are in the process of solving a REAL problem by providing a REAL solution to our clients. Our students not only have a real demonstration of their knowledge but also new skillset to present to themselves, as well as university admission teams. It is a capstone project like no other!
ONLINE EXPLORATION WORKSHOPS
ONLINE EXPLORATION WORKSHOPS
non-profit and philantropy that makes a difference
PROGRAM DATES
Round 1: 8/6-9/3
Round 2: 9/10-10/8
Round 3: 10/15-11/12
Round 4: 11/19-12/17
Round 5: 12/24-1/21
5 sessions per round
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
17: Partnerships for the Goals
TUITION INCLUDES
Tuition fee includes activity fee and mentor payment
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Nonprofit organizations and philanthropies tackle some of the great challenges of our time. They help feed the hungry, house the homeless, prevent AIDS and other diseases, narrow the achievement gap among disadvantaged youth, and protect vital ecosystems. By converting philanthropic donations of money, labor, and material into positive outcomes through sound strategies and hard work, the sector creates enormous value for society. Develop an understanding on how non-profits and philanthropies can make a difference in the world. 

In this program, students will create your own non-profit plan to address a community need, learn about non-profits and philanthropic organizations and understand how these organizations operate and work.
itinerary-nonprofit philanthropy
social impact finance online course
PROGRAM DATES
Round 1: 8/6-9/3
Round 2: 9/10-10/8
Round 3: 10/15-11/12
Round 4: 11/19-12/17
Round 5: 12/24-1/21
5 sessions per round
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
8:Good Jobs & Economic Growth
TUITION INCLUDES
Tuition fee includes activity fee and mentor payment
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Students will work with Mr Josh Lim, a Wharton MBA and the founder of IJK Capital, to learn the basics of finance while conducting a cross-border M&A project. This seminar is designed to equip beginner-level students with basic finance knowledge and skills in an innovative, fun and interactive way. No prior background in finance is required. Our partner for this seminar is IJK Capital, a rising international PE fund and financial advisory/management consulting firm in China. Join us to learn basic finance skills such as market evaluation, target company analysis and financial modeling. Students will conclude the seminar by giving recommendation on a merger and acquisition deal.
itinerary-socialimpactfinance
Roast Eel Consumer Marketing
PROGRAM DATES
Round 1: 8/6-9/3
Round 2: 9/10-10/8
Round 3: 10/15-11/12
Round 4: 11/19-12/17
Round 5: 12/24-1/21
5 sessions per round
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
12: Responsible Consumption & Production
TUITION INCLUDES
Tuition fee includes activity fee and mentor payment
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Eelite is an emerging producer of high-quality roasted eels from Fujian. Formally, it supplied high-quality eels to high-end restaurants in China. Now Elite wants to expand its business scope to single families so consumers do not have to go to the restaurant to eat high-quality eels. But it needs your help as a customer and a consultant to help them. Keru is recruiting a consulting team to conduct market research and deliver product attribute feedback and customer experience insights.

This course covers the basics of marketing: customer segmentation, product positioning and marketing mix. Students need to collect data and conduct consumer research analysis using Eelite eel company as a case study. Consultant work will be incorporated into Eelite's strategy and decision making. Students will also develop key product attribute research insights to help Eelite improve its consumer experience.
itinerary-roasteel
big data and analystics for social impact
PROGRAM DATES
Round 1: 8/6-9/3
Round 2: 9/10-10/8
Round 3: 10/15-11/12
Round 4: 11/19-12/17
Round 5: 12/24-1/21
5 sessions per round

UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
17: Partnership for the Goals
TUITION INCLUDES
Tuition fee includes activity fee and mentor payment
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Analyzing data is a crucial step in identifying where to focus resources and attention. While the UN SDG framework exists as a guidepost, most grassroots organizations do not have quality information on the holistic issue they are tackling. This project aims to generate insights and highlight trends of importance on social issues by drawing from online and public data sources using big data and data analytical methods.
itinerary-bigdata
urban water science and analysis
PROGRAM DATES
Round 1: 8/6-9/3
Round 2: 9/10-10/8
Round 3: 10/15-11/12
Round 4: 11/19-12/17
Round 5: 12/24-1/21
5 sessions per round
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
3:Good Health & Well-Being; 6: Clean Water & Sanitation
TUITION INCLUDES
Tuition fee includes activity fee and mentor payment
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Contaminated drinking water is a serious problem that endangers the health of millions of students in rural China. In 2014, Siyuan Water, a social enterprise, created and launched a social program to address this issue in Fujian province. Since then, the program has expanded to other regions of China. However, there is increasing recognition that clean water is a global issue and will require data and collective action to solve. Develop an understanding of how water supplies are managed, secured and protected in your region and create a report to spread best practices and increase knowledge.
itinerary-urban water science
music therapy for mental health
PROGRAM DATES
Round 1: 8/6-9/3
Round 2: 9/10-10/8
Round 3: 10/15-11/12
Round 4: 11/19-12/17
Round 5: 12/24-1/21
5 sessions per round

UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
3: Good Health and Well-Being
TUITION INCLUDES
Tuition fee includes activity fee and mentor payment
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Music Therapy can be broadly described as the use of music in a therapeutic context in order to help improve holistic wellness (including mental health & physical health). Music Therapy does not simply imply the playing of music to patients, relaxing though this may be, but in fact it does involve more active involvement of the patient in order to help improve the holistic wellness of patients and in order to treat mental health conditions. During this course, you will develop an understanding of how music can be beneficial to patients’ holistic wellness (including mental health & physical health) by discussing with an expert.
itinerary-music therapy
greening the future renewable energy and policies
PROGRAM DATES
Round 1: 8/6-9/3
Round 2: 9/10-10/8
Round 3: 10/15-11/12
Round 4: 11/19-12/17
Round 5: 12/24-1/21
5 sessions per round

UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
7: Affordable and Clean Energy
TUITION INCLUDES
Tuition fee includes activity fee and mentor payment
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. The next few decades will see a profound and all-encompassing energy transformation throughout the world. Whereas society now derives the great majority of its energy from fossil fuels. However, the challenge is far from being solved and there needs to be more access to clean fuel and technology and more progress needs to be made regarding integrating renewable energy. You will learn the basics of renewable energy and its implementation and conduct a country energy mix study overview and a case study.
Greening the Future-Renewable Energy & Policies
feminin hygiene
PROGRAM DATES
Round 1: 8/6-9/3
Round 2: 9/10-10/8
Round 3: 10/15-11/12
Round 4: 11/19-12/17
Round 5: 12/24-1/21
5 sessions per round

UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
3: Good Health and Well-Being
5: Gender Equality
TUITION INCLUDES
Tuition fee includes activity fee and mentor payment
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Girls require an environment that is supportive of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in order to ensure regular school attendance and participation. Little is known about schoolgirls access to and practice of MHM in rural areas. Even though menstruation is a natural process, it is associated with misconceptions, malpractices and challenges among girls in developing countries. However, much is not documented; school-absenteeism and dropout are a common problem among girls in rural developing areas. Develop an understanding of how female hygiene is greatly affected in developing countries and learn how to research, promote, and analyze ways that could potentially bring a positive social impact in these communities.
Feminine Hygiene in Rural Areas
LGBTQ
PROGRAM DATES
Round 1: 8/6-9/3
Round 2: 9/10-10/8
Round 3: 10/15-11/12
Round 4: 11/19-12/17
Round 5: 12/24-1/21
5 sessions per round
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
5: Gender Equality
TUITION INCLUDES
Tuition fee includes activity fee and mentor payment
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Despite incredible advances in LGBT equality, many LGBT people and their families still face discrimination based on who they are or whom they love. People who are or who are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) often experience harassment and bullying in society. This clearly shows that there is still much to be done in the effort to attain universal rights for LGBT communities worldwide. Develop an understanding of how LGBT people rights are greatly affected in different countries and learn how to research and analyze ways that could potentially bring a positive social impact in these communities.
itinerary-lgbtq
ONLINE COMMUNITY CONSULTING
womens empowerment through employment
PROGRAM DATES
Round 1:  9/2-10/21
Round 2: 11/4-12/23
Class Type
Business
Online
Min. 2 Students
Max. 6 students
TUITION INCLUDES
Tuition fee includes activity fee and mentor payment
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
8: Decent Work & Economic Growth
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Economic development in northeastern China is relatively stagnant compared with other parts of China, and reducing the poverty issue is still a big challenge for locals. Locals suffer from severe cold weather 8 months of the year and agribusiness in most of rural areas is constrained. Therefore, most farmers don't have opportunities to increase their income and remain poor. Fortunately, there are considerable amounts of wild natural resources in forests and wild bushes. For example, local blueberries grow wildly over the wetlands. Farmers and Longjiamai Food just realized that they can harvest these wild berries and make earnings by selling the berries or packaged berry products. However, they need professional guidance including market information and a business development plan. Keru students will develop a sales strategy after collecting data from local interviews and analytical research. What is more, students will design & execute a marketing campaign to promote wild berries.
LEARNING OUTCOMES
  • Knowledge: Learn about rural economic development and international commerce
  • Experience: Produce an international expansion plan for Longjiangmai’s berry products; experience farming
  • Real Understanding: Branding and customer segmentation of agricultural products; sustainable rural economic development
womens empowerment through employment
itinerary-mental well-being scale of left behind children
public health enrichment
PROGRAM DATES
Round 1:  9/2-10/21
Round 2: 11/4-12/23
Class Type
Humanities
Online
Min. 2 Students
Max. 6 Students
TUITION INCLUDES
Tuition fee includes activity fee and mentor payment
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
3: Good Health and Well-Being
4: Quality Education
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
China’s left-behind children face many obstacles in life. Lack of access to quality education resources and an absence of parental involvement result in lower levels of social and emotional learning development. Shining Star is a grassroots NGO that provides mental health and enrichment programs for left-behind students in Guangdong. Now in their third year of operation, they seek to develop fundraising channels in order to continuously provide high quality programs that benefit left-behind children in the community. Keru will lead a team of professionals and students to find effective ways to raise funds for left-behind children as well as social awareness.
LEARNING OUTCOMES
  • Gain insights into left behind children and fundraising for NGOs
  • Deep dive research into how NPOs do fundraising
  • Present to the local partner an actionable fundraising plan

itinerary-mental well-being scale of left behind children
APPLICATION PROCESS
ONLINE application QR code
Sign up by scanning the QR code above.

Participate in a 15-minute video interview with a Keru staff member.

Wait for the Keru admission decision.