With soaring student debt, innovative technology, and new-fashioned careers—we 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 Google’s 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?
#48 Love What You Do: An Interview with Joselyn Cousins
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
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
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 Don't Be Afraid to Not Know: An Interview with Alivia Blount
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
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
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.
As a young person it is important important to understand the risks and benefits of a college degree! Very interesting podcast and relevant for many people today.
Does college matter
It ought to be played to every high school senior in the nation.
Fantastic podcast. As a student going into college, I found this very interesting. Definitely worth a listen.