Kyle Winey is a college HACKer and author, best known for publishing HACKiversity, a toolkit designed to help students achieve more by doing less in college. In this podcast, Kyle interviews wildly successful recent college graduates, digging deep to find the tactics and tricks that students can use to supercharge their own college success.
#023: Anthony ONeal (Dave Ramsey Personality) on College Finances
Anthony Oneal (@anthonyoneal) currently serves as a Dave Ramsey personality advising college students on finances.
In this episode, Anthony and I discuss:
Choosing the most financially sensible college; If and how much to work at a job during college; and How to manage finances while at college. Connect with Anthony on his personal site, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Also, check out Anthony's new book, Debt Free Degree.
Anthony's "tweetable" advice: "Listen...You are special. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Go impact the world.
#022: Dr. Mordecai Brownlee (St. Philip's College) on Community College vs University
Dr. Mordecai Brownlee (@ItsDrMordecai) currently serves as the Vice President for Student Success at St. Philips College in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Mordecai brings a great perspective to students thinking about attending community college, and offers compelling reasons why students who aren’t thinking about attending community college should do just that.
Connect with Dr. Mordecai on his personal site, on Twitter, and on Instagram.
Dr. Mordecai's "tweetable" advice: "Believe in yourself."
#021: Rick Hess (American Enterprise Institute) on If Ivy League Schools are Worth It & Education Reform
Frederick ("Rick") Hess (@rickhess99) is a Director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Rick has taught at some of the most prestigious colleges, including Ivy League colleges, such as Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania.
In this episode, we discuss:
Whether attending Ivy League schools are worth it; The purpose of college and why it matters for college students; How college students can choose from the list of best colleges, including Ivy League schools. Rick’s “tweetable” advice: “Go read more Vonnegut.”
#020 - How College Students Can Rapidly Achieve Self-Awareness
#019: Mickey Baines (Kennedy & Company) on College Marketing, Admissions Decisions, and the Value of Self-Awareness
Mickey Baines is a Principal at Kennedy and Company, a boutique educational consulting firm located in Washington, D.C. In this episode, Mickey and I discuss:
How colleges market to students, and what students can do about it; Why it's important to develop self-awareness early in college; and What colleges are doing to promote employment opportunities for students. Mickey's "tweetable" advice: Read To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink.
#018: Josh Thiel (28 yrs) on Getting Elected for Political Office in America’s Richest County - Loudoun County, Virginia
Josh Thiel (@Thiel4Leesburg) graduated from St. Francis University with a degree in Marketing and Communications. Today, Josh serves on the Town Counsel of Leesburg, Virginia, which is located in Loudoun County, the wealthiest and fastest growing county in America. At the same time, Josh works for Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the premier consulting firms in the Washington, D.C. area.
In this episode, Josh and I discuss:
How students can quickly and effectively plug into the political arena; How to use failure to drive further success; and College life as a Division 1AA athlete Josh’s “tweetable” advice: To persevere.
To learn more about Josh, check out his Leesburg Town Counsel site, his Facebook page, or his Instagram account.
Great book and podcast!
The HACKiversity book presents a pragmatic approach to college selection and student life with the end goal of landing a good job. The podcast continues the story by spotlighting millennials who are not just surviving but thriving after graduation. Great tactics and lessons for any generation.