College & Career Readiness (K-12)
Match & Fit / Admissions
Student Success & Advising
Upgraded by Hobsons is a podcast connecting learning to life. This is a monthly series about student success and education: now and in the future, its challenges, and some incredible stories of hope, discovery, and success.
If you take away athletic trophies and the honor roll, are there other ways to define a successful student?
Have you heard of the beer goggles effect?
Many people share stories of teachers who’ve made lasting impressions.
Are you doing what you thought you’d be doing as a kid?
What’s up with Rutgers University offering a course on Beyonce?
This is a fantastic story of a school counselor who helps her students find their inner rising star and then becomes one herself.
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.
Taking experiential learning to new heights, this innovative college course goes to prison.
Extra Credit: There is more to a student than her grades.
Inspired by the serious gap between female minorities & tech industries, “Latina Girls Code” has one goal.
Chalkboards, ballpoint pens, overhead projectors... it wasn’t long ago these things revolutionized the way we learn.
Statistically speaking, there are now more first generation students than any other kind.
This is a story of a boy who had to bus over a mountain to get to a better school.
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski has been recognized by TIME magazine as 1 of the 100 most influential people in the world, as well as 1 of 10 of the best college presidents in America.
The relationship between what you study in college vs. what you stand to make when you graduate, may not be as obvious as you think.
Episode Seven: Getting more minorities into college and the Link Between What You Study and a Salary
In this episode, we hear from a man once recognized by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
A powerful story, featuring Arel Moodie, that will remind all the educators out there why they do what they do.
Never underestimate the power of a teacher.
In this episode: Get inspired by motivational speaker Arel Moodie, plus hear what lengths colleges go to, to win over students.
There’s an off-the-beaten-path course being taught at a Canadian university. It involves love, sex and economics.
Increased diversity on our country’s college campuses is a goal for most institutions, but what still lies ahead?
There are many reasons freshly graduated high school students experience summer melt.
In this episode: We hear how well-timed text messages may be the key to preserving college-bound intentions, and why there is still work ahead for true diversity on campus. Plus, the surprising link between volunteering in your community and learning. Lastly, a college course on the economics of love and sex.
Episode Four: Making college possible, the role of emotions in learning, and Kanye West vs everybody
In this episode: how emotions influence learning, and why there’s a college course centered around Kanye West.
College is no longer the ticket to a good job. In fact, in this current economy competition is fierce and good jobs, harder to find. So what now? Author and higher education expert, Jeff Selingo, gives college students some advice.
It has never been more critical than now, to be a critical thinker; especially as we often find ourselves drowning in information from every direction.
Episode Two:Personal questions on college applications, thinking critically, and a zombie apocalypse
In today’s episode of Upgraded by Hobsons, we ask questions about what belongs on a college admissions form and what does not.
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...