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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.

Duration: 00:36:49

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...

Duration: 00:41:31

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.

Duration: 00:32:17

Episode 1: First Class

In this inaugural episode of Upgraded by Hobsons, we explore a whole new take on higher ed. Imagine a university without lectures, without traditional classrooms, without walls... Plus, we take a trip to Texas to a school that unlocks a meaningful connection between learning and living. Also, in the show you’ll hear the do’s and don’ts of emailing your professor. And we hear how failure could be the secret to success. Grab your headphones. It’s time to get Upgraded.

Duration: 00:28:56