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Course Hero Receives 2016 Top Workplace Award from Bay Area News Group

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 27, 2016 ­­ Course Hero, the online learning platform empowering millions of students and educators to succeed, was named today as a 2016 Top Workplace by the Bay Area News Group. This honor is based on a rigorous assessment of Course Hero’s workplace culture including a survey of the company’s employees.

“At Course Hero we strive to not only create heroes in education, but to also connect with and support heroes within our own workplace. It is with great pride that we accept this award as a 2016 Top Workplace in the Bay Area,” said Course Hero Co­founder and CEO Andrew Grauer. “We look forward to growing our all-star team and continuing this positive culture as we continue to democratize education.”

Course Hero is an online learning platform where students and teachers can share and access course-specific study resources anytime, anywhere. The platform also provides expert tutors and course advice from other students on-demand around the clock.

Course Hero’s employees include teachers and marketing professionals from top universities, as well as engineers, web designers, and product managers from tech giants like Amazon and Google. Some employees have taught at Teach for America and others at some of the world’s top universities.

The company prides itself in its workplace flexibility and freedom and in the healthy work-life balance it encourages in its employees.

Course Hero believes that a culture of sharing and collaboration is essential to help students succeed and it embraces this same philosophy throughout its company culture. The company organizes its people in small, tightly knit product groups that work very closely and have a significant amount of autonomy in the direction of the products they work on.

Strategic planning or “roadmaps” as they are called are decided in a bottoms-up and top-down approach and each team’s roadmap is completely visible across the entire organization. The result is a fast-moving, collaborative, and open-company culture where accountability is embraced and rejoiced across every team in every department.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. Often times, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together.” Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

About Course Hero | Master Your ClassesTM
Course Hero is a venture-backed online learning platform that empowers millions of students and educators to succeed. Fueled by a passionate community of students and educators who share their course-specific knowledge and educational resources, Course Hero offers the biggest and best library of study documents, expert tutors, customizable flashcards, and course advice. Download the Course Hero app for iPhone or Android today or follow Course Hero on LinkedIn and Glassdoor to learn more about the exciting job opportunities at Course Hero.

About WorkplaceDynamics, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, PA, WorkplaceDynamics specializes in employee feedback surveys and workplace improvement. This year alone, more than two million employees in over 6,000 organizations will participate in the Top Workplaces™ campaign—a program it conducts in partnership with more than 40 prestigious media partners across the United States. Workplace Dynamics also provides consulting services to improve employee engagement and organizational health. WorkplaceDynamics is a founding B Corporation member, a coalition of organizations that are leading a global movement to redefine success in business by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

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Citavi Offers Summer Thesis-Writing Toolkit for Graduate Students


Wädenswil, Switzerland — June 15, 2016 — Swiss Academic Software is offering graduate students working on a thesis or dissertation this summer a free writing toolkit.

The toolkit includes a download and trial license key for Citavi, a software program for academic research projects. A weekly newsletter offers thesis-writing productivity tips throughout the summer. In addition, participants will be entered in a weekly drawing for a free, non-expiring license for Citavi. Students can sign up at

The summer campaign also includes a contest. Graduate students can submit stories, videos, or images for how Citavi saved their summers by increasing their productivity. The winner will receive Citavi licenses for his or her entire academic department.

Additional information about the thesis-writing toolkit and the contest can be found at A promotional video for the campaign can be viewed on YouTube at

About Citavi
First released in Switzerland in 2006, Citavi is the leading reference management program in the German-speaking world. Since publication of the English-language version in 2010, it has gradually become more widely known internationally as well. Over the past 10 years, hundreds of thousands of individual users have chosen Citavi as the preferred tool for their academic work. In addition, over 250 universities have site licenses for Citavi, allowing their students, faculty, and staff to use Citavi for Windows at no cost.

Citavi’s success lies in its ability to go beyond traditional reference management programs to support each step of the academic research process. Citavi helps with all research tasks, from searching for sources, to annotating PDF articles and excepting quotations, to planning tasks and creating outlines, all the way to finalizing a formatted publication.

About Swiss Academic Software
Swiss Academic Software is the publisher of Citavi and was founded in Zürich in 2004. The company’s mission is to make complex software as user-friendly and intuitive as possible.

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Jennifer Schultz
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