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Education is what connects people to opportunity. At Hobsons, we believe access to high-quality education and support is the key to driving success for students, communities, and the world.
How do we ensure students are set up for success, however they may define it? How can the education system do a better job of supporting students at each stage of their journey -- academically, yes, but also in life? How do we better prepare students for success outside of school, help them access and explore high-quality educational or career options, and ultimately reach their life goals?
Upgraded by Hobsons, is a monthly series exploring these questions and more. We invite our listeners to consider what the future of education could look like, and how students, families, and educators can connect learning to life.
Inspiring, thoughtful, and touching, the stories you’ll hear are really just a starting point.

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Education is what connects people to opportunity. At Hobsons, we believe access to high-quality education and support is the key to driving success for students, communities, and the world.
How do we ensure students are set up for success, however they may define it? How can the education system do a better job of supporting students at each stage of their journey -- academically, yes, but also in life? How do we better prepare students for success outside of school, help them access and explore high-quality educational or career options, and ultimately reach their life goals?
Upgraded by Hobsons, is a monthly series exploring these questions and more. We invite our listeners to consider what the future of education could look like, and how students, families, and educators can connect learning to life.
Inspiring, thoughtful, and touching, the stories you’ll hear are really just a starting point.

    09 - Measuring college readiness, the open road opens doors, & how beer goggles effect may be wrong

    09 - Measuring college readiness, the open road opens doors, & how beer goggles effect may be wrong

    In this episode, hear one man’s mission to change the standard measurement for college readiness, as well as one woman’s professional triumph, and why the beer goggles effect may have it all wrong.

    • 36 min
    08 - There's more to students and student success, than grades

    08 - There's more to students and student success, than grades

    If you take away athletic trophies and the honor roll, are there other ways to define a successful student? You bet there are, and here’s why it’s time to break away from the usual measures. Also, hear about a college course that takes experiential learning to new heights. And holistic admissions: what is it exactly and how big of a trend is it becoming?

    • 42 min
    07 - Getting more minorities into college, and the link between what you study vs what you can earn

    07 - Getting more minorities into college, and the link between what you study vs what you can earn

    In this episode, we hear from a man once recognized by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Dr. Freeman Hrabowski shares his view on getting more minorities into college. Also, a story of a boy who had to bus over a mountain to get to a better school. Now the man that boy became, talks of his struggles with racism, ostracization back home and his relentless pursuit for a better life. Finally, a fascinating look at the correlation between what you study in school and your earning potential.

    • 41 min
    06 - Get inspired for back to school, college perks, and changing the face of college admissions

    06 - Get inspired for back to school, college perks, and changing the face of college admissions

    In this episode, get inspired by motivational speaker Arel Moodie, plus hear what lengths colleges go to, to win over students. If you’ve ever wondered if our business leaders could have a more solid moral standing when making all those big decisions, then you’ll want to hear about this course designed just for that. And finally, submit a video over a traditional application for college admissions? It’s happening.

    • 32 min
    05 - Timely text messages, the economics of love and lust, and the quest for diversity on campus

    05 - Timely text messages, the economics of love and lust, and the quest for diversity on campus

    In this episode, we hear how well-timed text messages may be the key to preserving college-bound intentions. And why there is still work ahead for true diversity on campus. Plus, the surprising link between volunteering in your community and learning. Lastly, a college course on the economics of love and sex.

    • 33 min
    Episode 4: Making college possible, the role of emotions in learning, and Kanye West vs everybody

    Episode 4: Making college possible, the role of emotions in learning, and Kanye West vs everybody

    In this episode, we hear how emotions influence learning, and why there’s a college course centered around Kanye West.
    Plus - one man’s hardship is another man’s inspiration. Here how one man is making college possible for those who never thought it could be. And a look at why gap years work, and why one woman dedicated her academic research to the mysterious popularity of online cat videos.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

jenna.moorea ,

Inspiring and informative!

Love the diversity of topics, and the great storytelling. Great podcast to follow to keep up with exciting developments in education. Nicely done!

kokiss ,

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Insomniac ,

Really Interesting Podcast!

For those of us in the educations base, this is a really interesting and informative podcast of the latest trends that are going on.

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