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Category: Education

Why Higher Education Institutions Need Smarter Cloud Technologies

The Missing Higher Education Marketplace The economy today produces voluminous digital information and this information fuels market behavior. Prior to the Internet, market information had to be gleaned from filings and other static sources. Today, real-time data is gathered every second from all sorts of transactions and communications between consumers, producers, reporters and investors. There […]

AT&T’s Diverse Mentoring Relationships Accelerate Employee Engagement

According to a 2015 Gallup report that includes data from over 80,000 employee interviews, employee engagement has been flat since 2000.  In 2015, only 32% of employees reported being engaged at work while 50.8% reported not being engaged and 17.2% reported being actively disengaged.  Additional research is starting to show a correlation with corporate responsibility […] Read More

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, […] Read More

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

$0 To $60k In 7 Weeks

In September, Adero Knott was out of school and out of work. Then she leveraged re:work training, a nonprofit I run out of BLUE1647, and in seven weeks earned a software sales job. Adero now makes over $60,000 annually, more than the average household in the U.S., and more than double the average individual in […] 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