Sinopse

With soaring student debt, innovative technology, and new-fashioned careerswe wanted to ask the question: does college still matter?The second season of Does College Matter? will bring you insights from role models who have navigated a variety of worlds from college and entrepreneurship to coding academies and the work place. With thought leaders such as Googles Chief Education Evangelist, Jaime Casap; the CEO of Remind, Brett Kopf; and Sarah Green-Carmichael from Harvard Business Review chiming in, we ask entrepreneurs, podcasters, educators, and students alike: did college matter for you?

Episódios

  • #48 Love What You Do: An Interview with Joselyn Cousins

    #48 Love What You Do: An Interview with Joselyn Cousins

    18/09/2017 Duração: 20min

    In our interview with Joselyn Cousins, first generation college student and community development practitioner, you’ll learn about Joselyn’s journey as a first-gen student, two key mentors who changed her trajectory, and why she thinks college is essential.

  • #47 Reimagining High School for a High Tech World: The Phoenix Coding Academy

    #47 Reimagining High School for a High Tech World: The Phoenix Coding Academy

    05/09/2017 Duração: 24min

    Reimagining High School for a High Tech World: The Phoenix Coding Academy Description: We visit a new kind of high school that’s blurring the lines between school, college, and work. In this episode, you’ll learn about how a novel coding academy works in a large urban district, where the idea for the school came from, and why the kids love it.

  • #46 Redefining Education: An Interview with Nikhil Goyal

    #46 Redefining Education: An Interview with Nikhil Goyal

    28/08/2017 Duração: 24min

    In our interview with Nikhil Goyal (journalist, activist, and author of Schools on Trial), you’ll learn about what makes him an extreme learner, whether he believes college still matters, and how his desire to see a more just world continues to motivate him.  

  • #45 Dont Be Afraid to Not Know: An Interview with Alivia Blount

    #45 Don't Be Afraid to Not Know: An Interview with Alivia Blount

    14/08/2017 Duração: 23min

    In our conversation with Alivia Blount, a Code2040 fellow, Data Analytics intern at Intuit, Winner of the 2015 USC "Hack the Gender Gap", and sophomore at UC Davis, you'll learn about how she pivoted into tech, what makes her an extreme learner, and the value of accidental mentors.

  • #44 The Future of Work  Learning : An Interview with Parminder Jassal

    #44 The Future of Work & Learning : An Interview with Parminder Jassal

    07/08/2017 Duração: 33min

    In our interview with Parminder Jassal (Learn & Work Futures Group Director at Institute for the Future), you'll learn about why she thinks the future of work and learning is already here, how to prepare for a world of automation, and why the future is coming faster than it ever did before.

  • #43 How Gaming Can Make You a Better Problem Solver: An Interview with Jane McGonigal

    #43 How Gaming Can Make You a Better Problem Solver: An Interview with Jane McGonigal

    31/07/2017 Duração: 35min

    In our interview with Jane McGonigal (Chief Creative Officer, SuperBetter Labs and Research Affiliate at Institute for the Future), you'll learn about how gaming can help you become a better problem solver, why games are transforming the way we lead our real lives, and how a brain injury lead her to some unexpected insights.

  • #42 Imagining Possibilities for the Future: An Interview with Marina Gorbis

    #42 Imagining Possibilities for the Future: An Interview with Marina Gorbis

    24/07/2017 Duração: 34min

    In our interview with Marina Gorbis, Executive Director for the Institute for the Future, you'll learn about how IFTF helps people imagine the possibilities of what's to come, how to spot signals of the future, and whether Marina thinks college still matters.

  • #41 Your Financial Well-Being: An Interview with Jason Young

    #41 Your Financial Well-Being: An Interview with Jason Young

    17/07/2017 Duração: 32min

    In our conversation with Jason Young, the founder of Mindblown Labs, you'll learn about how gamification can help millennials make better financial decisions, the importance of empowering communities, and why in today's world, college still acts as a gatekeeper for opportunity.

  • #40 There Are No Throwaway People: An Interview with Kenyatta Leal

    #40 There Are No Throwaway People: An Interview with Kenyatta Leal

    10/07/2017 Duração: 36min

    In our conversation with Kenyatta Leal, you’ll learn about his transformative journey from former convict to management, how education turned his life around, and why ultimately, in life, there are no throwaway people.

  • #39 Learn to Code with Her: An Interview with Laurence Bradford

    #39 Learn to Code with Her: An Interview with Laurence Bradford

    03/07/2017 Duração: 24min

    In our conversation with Laurence Bradford, the creator of Learn to Code with Me, you’ll hear about Laurence’s own transformation from non-techie to programmer, techniques she uses to keep herself accountable, and how men and women differ, when learning to code.

  • #38 Welcome to Change: An Interview with Dr. Teri Delane

    #38 Welcome to Change: An Interview with Dr. Teri Delane

    25/06/2017 Duração: 24min

    In our conversation with Dr. Teri Delane, the founding principal of Life Learning Academy Charter School, you’ll learn about Teri’s own journey as an everyday hero, why students who may not have been successful in traditional settings are thriving at the school, and how Teri has changed the lives of hundreds of Bay Area students over the past 20 years.

  • #37 Special Episode: Exploring the Power of Texting with Up Next

    #37 Special Episode: Exploring the Power of Texting with Up Next

    12/10/2016 Duração: 16min

    Believe it: 10 text over the summer can increase college enrollment by 10%. A joint effort between digital creative agency Huge, non-profit Civic Nation & the White House’s Office of Public Engagement, UP NEXT is a texting program designed to provide students with guidance on college. Today, you’ll hear from a professor whose research on texting inspired the Up Next program as well as a student who used Up Next during her senior year.

  • #36 Special Episode: Overcoming the Odds with Reach Higher

    #36 Special Episode: Overcoming the Odds with Reach Higher

    05/10/2016 Duração: 28min

    The Reach Higher initiative is the First Lady's effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university. In our conversation with Reach Higher's Exec. Director Eric Waldo, Better Make Room's Don Yu  & college student Darius Wesley, we talk about the inspiration behind the program, the impact that school counselors and mentors can have, and what advice they would give high school students today. 

  • #35 Reflecting on Education  This Season: Conversations with Mary Daly and Our Team

    #35 Reflecting on Education & This Season: Conversations with Mary Daly and Our Team

    16/06/2016 Duração: 38min

    In our final episode of Season 2, we talk to Mary Daly, “the people’s economist,” about what roles economic mobility and economic inequality play in education. Also in the episode: Jody’s own college story and reflecting on this season with our producer, Ellen Chan.

  • #34 The Truth About Higher Ed Debt: An Interview with Isabel Sawhill  Beth Akers

    #34 The Truth About Higher Ed Debt: An Interview with Isabel Sawhill & Beth Akers

    09/06/2016 Duração: 18min

    In our interview with Isabel Sawhill and Beth Akers, two Research Fellows from the Brookings Institution, we talk about college affordability, why college debt is usually worth it (though it’s not without risks), and what advice they would give to a room full of high school students.

  • #33 Demystifying Student Debt: An Interview with Susan Dynarski

    #33 Demystifying Student Debt: An Interview with Susan Dynarski

    01/06/2016 Duração: 19min

    In our interview with Susan Dynarski, a professor at the University of Michigan and writer for the New York Times’ Upshot column, she dispels commonly held myths about college debt and explains how she stays innovative with her research.

  • #32 The Well-Educated Barista: An Interview with Jaison Abel

    #32 The Well-Educated Barista: An Interview with Jaison Abel

    25/05/2016 Duração: 16min

    In our conversation with economist Jaison Abel, he talks about the “well-educated barista” and how new grads fare in the job market.

  • #31 The Art of Smart Apparel: An Interview with Maddy Maxey

    #31 The Art of Smart Apparel: An Interview with Maddy Maxey

    19/05/2016 Duração: 21min

    In our conversation with Maddy Maxey, the Co-Founder and President of The Crated, she talks about how she came up with her company’s name, her experience as a Thiel Fellow, and why the ah-ha moment is a myth.

  • Taking a Break This Week

    Taking a Break This Week

    12/05/2016 Duração: 01min

    We’re taking a quick break from “Does College Matter?” this week. We’ll be back next week with the founder of The Crated, Maddy Maxey.

  • #30 The Power of Storytelling: An Interview with Matt Lieber ft. Vanessa Ishii

    #30 The Power of Storytelling: An Interview with Matt Lieber ft. Vanessa Ishii

    05/05/2016 Duração: 16min

    In this interview, guest-host Vanessa Ishii (from Stitcher Radio) and Matt Lieber (co-founder of Gimlet Media) explore the world of storytelling, the power of audio, and what role podcasts will play in the future.

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