About CourseCareers

At CourseCareers, we believe that people should be able to start great careers without having to waste their time or money learning useless or outdated information. 

We are on a mission to provide a direct alternative to expensive multi-year college programs that don’t even lead to great careers and instead give people a direct path to a great career through affordable online education in a fraction of the time. 

Troy Buckholdt CourseCareers Founder

Our Founding

Hey, I’m Troy. Back in 2017 I had just graduated high school and was trying to figure out what my next move in life was going to be. I always knew that I wanted to work in sales and the technology industry seemed like the perfect place to start. The only problem was deciding whether or not to go through 4 years of expensive college to get a degree that isn’t even related to sales. 

I decided that there had to be a better way so I chose to self-educate myself in technology sales development and discovered a much better way to start a career without spending huge amounts of time or money. At age 18 I was able to land a tech sales internship, get promoted to a sales development rep, and even worked my way up to an account executive selling 6 figure deals by the age of 19. 

I ended up leaving my account executive position when I realized I could also help other students start their careers in technology sales without having a degree or experience. That’s when I founded CourseCareers to provide students with a better way into a technology sales career. 

The Lean Career

I wrote a book called The Lean Career which gives students a guide on how they can start their careers in the modern world at a fraction of the time and cost of going to college. It teaches why people currently use the college model, it’s inherent inefficiencies, and how to use a much more efficient model built for today’s economy. 

If you’re looking for an alternative to college, but not sure where to start, then definitely checkout The Lean Career. I’ve had students tell me it was a lifesaver for giving them the confidence to start their career without relying on college. You can download the ebook for free here. 


We help students start amazing careers and we want to help you too!