Does College Matter?

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?
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May 26, 2015

In our conversation with Divya Nag, voted “30 Under 30 in Science & Healthcare” by Forbes, she explains how she deals with set-backs, what compelled her to start Stem Cell Theranostics and StartX Med, and why mentors are so important.

Stem Cell Theranostics

StartX Med

Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Program

May 26, 2015

In our conversation with Trever Bostrom, co-founder of Vivid Roots, he shares the story behind his apparel start-up, why it was important for them to have a social mission, and how advisors have helped make Vivid Roots a success. 

Vivid Roots

Boise State University, Venture College

University of Idaho

Balancing Passion with Practicality: An essay highlighting the investments being made in training entrepreneurs

May 19, 2015

In our conversation with Aaron Gagleard and Stephen Walden, the co-founders of Bosse Tools, we discuss where they got their idea, what Arizona State University is doing to support their start-up, and the significant roles mentors have played in their success.

Bosse Tools

The Ergonomics behind the Bosse Tools Shovel

Arizona State University's Entrepreneurship Program

Stephen and Aaron's Bios

May 13, 2015

In our conversation with the Art of Charm’s Jordan Harbinger, he shares tips on the power of networking, why bringing passion with you is a great career strategy, and when choosing a work experience over a college experience just might be the best route to follow.

Art of Charm

The Art of Charm Podcast

More info on Jordan and his co-founder, AJ

Balancing Passion with Practicality

May 7, 2015

In our conversation with College Info Geek’s Thomas Frank, he shares his learning journey, the secret to how he paid off his student loans before he graduated, and insights from his book, 10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades.  

Get Thomas Frank's book here.

Check out The Value of College Calculator.

May 7, 2015

In our conversation with Mary Daly (an SVP at the SF Fed, who has been described as “The People’s Economist”), Mary shares her thoughts on why a four year degree is still a great investment, how to use a new online tool to calculate your return on college, and just how important mentors are to success.

Read the full report.

Check out The Value of College Calculator.

Check out Mary Daly's bio.