A Lifetime Opportunity for Starbucks Partners

A Lifetime Opportunity for Starbucks Partners


Balancing Life as a College Student, Mom and Starbucks Partner

Balancing Life as a College Student, Mom and Starbucks Partner

“There was no reason in the world that I could say no to this," said Meghan Robinson. "The Starbucks College Achievement Plan was my opportunity to finish my degree. I knew that I couldn’t keep letting the years go by.”

Dreams Are Restored as Starbucks Scholars Head Back to School

Dreams Are Restored as Starbucks Scholars Head Back to School

"Prior to the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, I had no way to pay for college," said Emily Pearn. "I had no plan on how to get a degree, but I knew somehow I would find a way to get into a career that would involve being of service to people." 

Starbucks and ASU Offer Unprecedented Four Years of College Education with Full Tuition Coverage

Starbucks and ASU Offer Unprecedented Four Years of College Education with Full Tuition Coverage

Press Release April 6, 2015: Full tuition coverage is now available for all four years of college with access to 49 online degree programs, with no commitment to stay with Starbucks post-graduation.

Applications Surge for Starbucks College Achievement Plan

Applications Surge for Starbucks College Achievement Plan

“Enrolling in the Starbucks College Achievement Plan was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made,” said Stephanie Schreiner. “ASU Online offered the opportunity to create my own schedule and have much more flexibility for the last year of school.”

Video: Starbucks College Achievement Plan 2015 Expansion

Video: Starbucks College Achievement Plan 2015 Expansion

The expanded Starbucks College Achievement Plan will be offered to more than 140,000 full-time and part-time partners (employees) and will also provide a remarkable additional benefit to the 10,000 Opportunity Youth Starbucks has committed to hire.

Starbucks and ASU Create a Retail Management Degree for Baristas

Starbucks and ASU Create a Retail Management Degree for Baristas

Brand reputation, values-centered leadership, and ethical sourcing are components of a new online Retail Management Degree created for partners who are part of the Starbucks College Achievement Plan. 

More than 1,000 Partners Begin Classes through the Starbucks College Achievement Plan

More than 1,000 Partners Begin Classes through the Starbucks College Achievement Plan

Meet a few of the 1,007 Starbucks partners who will begin classes through Arizona State University. They’re the first group to pursue or complete bachelor’s degrees supported by the Starbucks College Achievement Plan. 

Meet the First Partner (and her Mom) Enrolled in Starbucks College Achievement Plan

Meet the First Partner (and her Mom) Enrolled in Starbucks College Achievement Plan

“I’ve always wanted to finish my degree. I wanted to complete it online and I wanted the degree to be from ASU. How could all of these dreams be coming together as one?”

A New Model of Education Based on Inclusivity and Degree Completion

A New Model of Education Based on Inclusivity and Degree Completion

While Arizona State University’s quality of education ranks high on several independent surveys of the best colleges in the country, ASU judges itself in using one word – inclusion.

Overcoming the ‘Fractured’ American Dream: Childhood Experiences Shape the Actions of Two Leaders

Overcoming the ‘Fractured’ American Dream: Childhood Experiences Shape the Actions of Two Leaders

Why is offering a first-of-its-kind education benefit important to Howard Schultz and Dr. Michael Crow? The answer is personal for both leaders. 

Starbucks Partners Prepare for Online Classes This Fall

Starbucks Partners Prepare for Online Classes This Fall

"No one in my family has gone to college. This I want for me," said Melissa Gonzalez, an assistant store manager for Starbucks.

‘More Than Anything, I Want a College Degree’

‘More Than Anything, I Want a College Degree’

Starbucks partners react to new opportunities to complete a degree through the Starbucks College Achievement Plan 

Reigniting Starbucks Partners’ Dreams of a College Degree

Reigniting Starbucks Partners’ Dreams of a College Degree

“I never thought this was possible. I’ve seen documentaries where people have their school paid for and I always thought those people are blessed. That’s amazing,” said Tammie Lopez. “Starbucks is lifting such a weight off my shoulders.”

Tears and Personal Stories Punctuate Starbucks ‘Monumental’ College Benefit Announcement

Tears and Personal Stories Punctuate Starbucks ‘Monumental’ College Benefit Announcement

“I want to personally thank you for everything you’ve done for my family,” Erica said to Starbucks ceo Howard Schultz. “I’ve always been committed to only one man in my life and that’s you.”

Advice for Starbucks Partners Considering a College Degree: ‘See What is Possible’

Advice for Starbucks Partners Considering a College Degree: ‘See What is Possible’

As part of the innovative collaboration between Starbucks and ASU, each partner (employee) will have four people ready to assist them.

Watch: Starbucks Announcement Lands Howard Schultz on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Watch: Starbucks Announcement Lands Howard Schultz on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart’s job is to “hate everything.” As the host of Comedy Central’s popular The Daily Show interviewed Starbucks ceo Howard Schultz, he said, “I’m having a very difficult time with this. This sounds lovely.”

Video: How Starbucks College Achievement Plan Could Change Partners’ Lives

Video: How Starbucks College Achievement Plan Could Change Partners’ Lives

Meet six Starbucks partners who will complete their college degrees with support from the Starbucks College Achievement Plan.

Starbucks Partners Open Tuesday’s Trading Day on Wall Street

Starbucks Partners Open Tuesday’s Trading Day on Wall Street

In ringing the NASDAQ opening bell, Cliff Burrows - group president U.S., Americas and Teavana – said Starbucks has been a “different type of company” from  its  early days.

Key Quotes from New York’s Partner Family Forum announcing Starbucks College Achievement Plan

Key Quotes from New York’s Partner Family Forum announcing Starbucks College Achievement Plan

"This is a monumental, historic moment in time for our company," said Howard Schultz, Starbucks chairman, president and ceo. 

Parents Worry about the Load of Debt on the Road to College

Parents Worry about the Load of Debt on the Road to College

As of 2014, the average college graduate will have to pay back about $30,000 in student loans. One out of 10 graduates accumulates more than $40,000 in debt.

Starbucks Offers Full Tuition Reimbursement for Partners (Employees) to Complete a Bachelor’s Degree

Starbucks Offers Full Tuition Reimbursement for Partners (Employees) to Complete a Bachelor’s Degree

Press Release June 15, 2014: Starbucks College Achievement Plan empowers thousands of U.S. partners (employees) to complete a bachelor’s degree through Arizona State University.

10 Reasons to Finish a College Degree

10 Reasons to Finish a College Degree

You already look great in a Starbucks apron; imagine the selfie you’ll be able to take wearing a cap and gown on your graduation day.