We're dreamers + doers. Future founders + fixers. Superheroes-in-training for a world humanity has yet to imagine. 

What's a #VYT?

A #VYT is a VIAJIYU Young #TRAILBLAZER. Students from around the world design their own work experience. #VYT's usually begin work at VIAJIYU HQ in Florence, Italy. It's ok to work virtually, too. Apply here.

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WHAT DO WE DO?

We make stuff happen. We help VIAJIYU solve problems. We tell stories. We choose what we do at VIAJIYU. #VYT's take a lot of photos, sketch, draw and design Squarespace + Shopify. Apply here.

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How Do I Join?

If you like to chat with real people, schedule an interview with VIAJIYU's founder. If you love YouTube, send us a selfie video of why you want to join VIAJIYU. If you are shy, apply here.

Why We Want You...

 

Every #VYT has unique talents. We call them super powers. We want to help you discover + develop yours. 

The VIAJIYU Young #TRAILBLAZER program is a design-your-own, work experience. Our goal: Help students step closer to their dream job. Build a portfolio. Solve a real life problem. Grow confidence. Practice their craft. Learn to embrace failure. Start a business.

We're a newsroom of makers + future founders. Students choose their projects. Students set their hours. Students work closely with Nic. No one fetches coffee.

We've #REIMAGINED what it means to be an apprentice or intern. We want to grow confidence, not crush it. We want superheroes-in-training, not future sidekicks.

What's your super power? Apply Now

 

Meet AleKS Ke

HOMETOWN: Hangzhou, China
#VYT: Summer 2016
DREAM JOB: Coroner
WHERE IS SHE NOW: Medical School, Dublin, Ireland

WHAT SHE DID: The Chinese + Japanese translations of the VIAJIYU How-to Guide.  Photo editor for Google Maps.

WHAT MAKES HER A #TRAILBLAZER: "I never stop, and I never will stop being curious and adventurous."

FAVORITE QUOTE: "Life is short, and art long, opportunity fleeting, experimentations perilous and judgement difficult." - Hippocrates

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Meet Anna mclaughlin

HOMETOWN: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
#VYT: Spring 2017
DREAM JOB: Denim Atelier
WHERE IS SHE NOW: ESMOD, Paris, France

WHAT SHE DID: Redesigned the IKEA bag we use to bring materials to the factory.

WHAT MAKES HER A #TRAILBLAZER: "I am obsessed with sustainable fashion. Fashion is a wasteful industry. It needs to change."

FAVORITE QUOTE: "To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind the walls, draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life."
- Walter Mitty

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#VYT Testimonials

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Prisca Tozzi
VIA ROME, ITALY

"The VIAJIYU team flew me to San Diego. It was my #FIRST time in USA. I filmed video with a drone. They really do help you build your portfolio." 

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CArrick irwin
VIA SHORT HILLS, usa

"Working with everyone at VIAJIYU was an incredible experience. Learning how the logistical challenges of a rapidly growing business were solved was invaluable. Being a #VYT was a highlight of my time in Europe."

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DONGRIM SONG
VIA SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

"It was an amazing opportunity to learn + get real life work experience. I will never forget it. It was also fun to work with students from all over the world."

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PATRICIA LEZCANO RULL
VIA BILBAO, SPAIN

"VIAJIYU gave me a 360º inside view of how a new business works. It enriched my knowledge in the industrial design field. Being a #VYT was one of the best experiences I had in Florence."

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SPENCE SISS
VIA MAINE, USA

"The #VYT experience is super flexible. I study full-time in Florence and could set my own schedule."                                      

HANNAH Lising-White
VIA SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

“VIAJIYU offered me my first ever internship. I learned more than just skills, I learned values.The power of people, creativity and hard work”.

Spring 2018

Photographs by Spence Sisselman

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Henry Owhgo
WARRI, NIGERIA

 

 

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Hannah Brinkmann
LOVELAND, USA

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Christina Madden
BOSTON, USA

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Olivia Lemley
CHICAGO, USA

 
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Alexandra Evans
VESTAL, USA

Autumn 2017

 

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Samira Wehmann
LOVELAND, USA

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Kat Ferrazza
CLEVELAND, USA

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Lauren Breslow
PHILADELPHIA, USA

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Hannah Armstrong
PONCE, PUERTO RICO

 
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Spence Sisselman
PORTLAND, USA

 

 

Maria Lopez
LOVELAND, USA

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Eva Rago
MORRISTOWN, USA

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Anne Meringolo
GILLETTE, USA

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Alex Capozzi
 WARRINGTON, USA

 

VIAJIYU Young #TRAILBLAZER Alumni 2017

 

   Blake Hetherington   HOUSTON, USA

    Alexis Marengo     LOUISIANA, USA

           Shane Ah-Siong              BEAU BASSIN, MAURITIUS

             Lili Austin              NEW YORK, USA

Gray Lee
CLEMSON, USA

Colleen Bradley
SHERBURNE, USA

 

 

VIAJIYU Young #TRAILBLAZER Alumni 2015-16

Anna McLaughlin
VIA INDIANA, USA

Gabby Discepoli
VIA CINCINNATI, OHIO

Hannah Armstrong
VIA PUERTO RICO

Hannah Lising-White
VIA SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Caitlin Comer
VIA VIRGINIA, USA

Rachel Anderson
VIA ALABAMA, USA

Dongrim Song
VIA SEOUL SOUTH KOREA

Kendall Marie
VIA CHICAGO, USA

Liz Ryan
VIA MILWAUKEE, USA

Maeve Maloney
VIA WILTON, USA

Hunter Grusd
VIA COLTS NECK, USA

Katherine Andrick
VIA ALGONQIUN, USA

 

Mel Coleman
VIA CLEVELAND, OHIO

Adler Papiernick
VIA NEW YORK, USA

Anabel Fernandez
VIA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Anastasiya Akhundova
VIA CHICAGO, USA

Naomi Bradley-Jean
VIA RICHMOND, USA

Myriam My
VIA BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Sarah Norgaard
VIA SOUTH DAKOTA, USA

Hannah Rinkov
VIA LOS ANGELES, USA

Mary Kandalaft
VIA DAMASCUS, SYRIA

Patricia Lezcano Rull
VIA BILBAO, SPAIN

Sydney Tukes
VIA ATLANTA, USA

Sarah Spinella
VIA YORBA LINDA, USA

Aleks Ke
VIA HANGZHOU, CHINA

Alexa Cloud
VIA SAN DIEGO, USA

Brooke Balfrey
VIA LAFAYETTE, USA

Callie Byrnes
VIA KANSAS, USA

Kristen Larson
VIA CHICAGO, USA

Megan Repetski
VIA WASHINGTON DC, USA

Jet Orszulak
VIA WINDSOR, USA

Prisca Tozzi
VIA ROME, ITALY

Katherine Shim
VIA NYC, USA

Virginia Angeletti
VIA BERNARDS TWP, USA

Jordan Wimby
VIA CHICAGO, USA

Kaya Gordon
VIA RICHMOND, USA

Ana Martin del Campo
VIA SAN DIEGO, USA

Carrick Irwin
VIA SHORT HILLS, USA

Cat Cummings
VIA SYRACUSE, USA

Florrie Dowley
VIA LONDON, UK

Emma McCalmont
VIA KANSAS,  USA

Mallory Roman
VIA KENT, USA

Kerry Tiedermann
VIA RHODE ISLAND, USA

Lia Pipolo
VIA SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Olivia Hager
VIA SYRACUSE, USA

Laurel Nagengast
VIA KANSAS, USA

Mia Hg
VIA CHICAGO, USA

Shane Ah-Siong
VIA Mauritius

 

VIAJIYU Young #TRAILBLAZER Alumni 2014

Hyegun Lee
VIA SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

Hilary Lu
VIA CHINA

Molly Elliott
VIA USA

Hannah Lising-White
VIA SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Noelle Lee
VIA CHICAGO, USA

Leah Weiss
VIA USA

Lavonne Sun
VIA BEIJING, CHINA

Yoki Lam
VIA CHINA

Fortunella Moio
VIA FLORENCE, ITALY

Nistara Grewal
VIA PUNJAB, INDIA

Gwen Phan Tu Quyen
VIA VIETNAM

Giulia Stocchi
VIA FLORENCE, ITALY

 

What's your super power?


Graphic Design
Photography
Video
Writing
 


 

Help VIAJIYU create + make stuff. We're a skinny start-up with lots to do. Postcards. Packaging. TV + iPad screens in-store. We have hundreds of surfaces to doodle, graffiti and paint. And, if you are an aspiring Hemingway, we always have room for a wordsmith.

WHO YOU ARE

  • An aspiring Creative Cloud and/or Squarespace Jedi.
  • You #LOVE a blank page.
  • You want to co-create the identity of a new brand.
  • You are obsessed with typography or [insert yours].
  • You want to create your own blog, business or media channel some day.

Aspiring Entrepreneur
Problem Solver
Fixer

 

Help VIAJIYU make stuff better. We're a skinny start-up with lots to do. We don't care what you study or your experience, if you just get stuff done. Product development. Data analysis. Customer experience. We have hundreds of projects to tinker, grow or start again. If you #LOVE to lead teams with #KINDNESS and imagination, we want you.

WHO YOU ARE

  • A workhorse with a "no task is too small" attitude.
  • Energetic, kind, sincere, patient, and adaptable.
  • Smart and organized to the point of neuroticism.
  • Eager to learn every single day.
  • Positive, positive, positive.
  • Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Generally awesome. 

Apply today.

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