Grads of Life Blog

Category: Education

The Hidden Talent Pool That Companies Are Missing

I just celebrated my tenth year at Google, and for a decade, I have had my dream job.  I’m on the team that launched Google Apps for Education into higher education and K12.  I’m on the team that launched Chromebooks into education. I speak at conferences and events around the world on technology in education, […]

A New College Tradition: 40K In Debt And Underemployed

College campuses are well-known for their annual traditions, but one of these “traditions” is neither a source of pride or school spirit. This ritual has sorely diminished the value of education for most college graduates across the country. I am speaking of the annual tuition increase and the impact it has on students. The insatiable […] Read More

Work-based Learning: A Talent Solution For Employers And Young Adults

Eric was a 17-year old kid with adult problems. He was about to be a father for the first time, wasn’t working, didn’t have a high school diploma, and had no idea how to afford the child support payments that would soon be rolling in. This was also Eric’s first time looking for work. My […] Read More

Building Your Workforce With Confidence

The Home Builders Institute (HBI) focuses on accomplishing its mission on a day-to-day basis, and in the process, we’re building careers and changing lives. Providing “training and placement of men and women serving the building industry” is what we’re all about and we’re committed to seeing our students succeed, which is why we recently commissioned a study to […] Read More

How Colaberry Uses Data Science To Address The Skills Gap

The Colaberry School of Data Analytics provides pathways into data analytics careers through training, mentoring, and job placement at scale through its platform. Colaberry programs were created with the goal of training individuals from typically underrepresented backgrounds and helping them to begin careers in the data science field. The idea to create Colaberry was planted […] Read More

Is The “T” In STEM Supposed To Be Silent?

One thing is certain, in higher education, we love a good acronym. Our college campuses are absolutely littered with them. It seems like the name of every department, degree, course, and building are shortened to a convenient set of letters—making up a secret code students must learn to decipher. So, it is not strange at […] Read More