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Alternative Data 101 for Students and Professors

I recently met with a friend who’s an economics professor, who agreed with me that one of the best ways for rising academics to make a mark is to acquire and mine new data sets. I prepared for him a summary of resources to help students source and understand new, alternative data sets. If you’re...

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New video: To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear

I spoke today at the Ideagen Cloud, A.I., & Innovation Summit and summarized my second book, To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear. Here’s the video:   I hope you’ll get our new book!  I’ve attached below the slides from the video:...

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Free workshop on graduate school and college admissions

I’m about to come out with a book I’ve been writing since I was a Yale junior, To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear. My coauthor is Mandee Heller Adler, CEO of International College Counselors (ICC), one of the largest educational consulting companies in the world.  ICC offers free, impactful one-hour webinars...

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My new book: To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear

 Dear Friends, I’m happy to share that Wiley is publishing a book I started writing while in college, To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear. We believe this is an essential resource for all students in college and graduate school. It would mean a lot to me if you would share...

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How universities can keep alumni excited and connected

A new board member of the Alumni Association for one of the Ivies reached out and asked me for some ideas on how they could better engage their graduates. I took this as a challenge, and brainstormed a list of ideas on how universities can do more to engage their alumni community.  I thought this...

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Alternatives to College: Get Paid to Learn

As part of the research for my forthcoming book, To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear, I’ve been researching alternatives to college. Given how COVID is impacting universities, I think people are being forced to reconsider the real value of traditional college. A traditional 4-year college is not the right choice for...

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How universities can help students and alumni work in the tech industry

“CEO is the new Analyst.” My former Partner John Frankel of ff Venture Capital observes that 20 years ago, the defining movie of the generation was “Wall Street”.  Everyone wanted to work in finance. But now, the defining movie of today’s twentysomethings is “The Social Network”. Everyone wants to work in tech startups.   So...

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How K-12 education will improve and what to do in the meantime

(This is an essay I wrote while doing background for my book, To University and Beyond: Launch Your Career in High Gear.) Public K-12 education is, on the average, abysmal. Higher education is becoming hugely expensive without a corresponding improvement in services. While the best US universities continue to dominate international rankings, the rest of...

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