NGPF Podcast: Michael Horn discusses the college decision-making process
- 0:00~1:17 Introduction
- 1:17~4:25 Michael’s own college decision process
- 4:25~5:24 Working for Yale’s newspaper
- 5:24~6:33 Conversations with Rick Levin
- 6:33~7:55 What is a MOOC?
- 7:55~9:39 Motivation for writing the book
- 9:39~15:31 Memorable stories from the mini-docs
- 15:31~17:50 Types of students who go to college
- 17:50~21:44 What triggers students to think about going to college?
- 21:44~24:03 Students taking gap years
- 24:03~26:11 How college costs affect decisions
- 26:11~26:38 A word from NGPF
- 26:38~29:09 Choosing other career options
- 29:09~35:30 Key takeaways from the book
- 35:30~37:00 How colleges can be better for students
- 37:00~39:03 Core principles teachers should talk about
- 39:03~41:19 Activities featured in the book
- 41:19~42:51 Conclusion
“When a teacher, guidance counselor or a mentor tells a student that they could do ‘x’ [instead of going to college] it opens up a whole new world to them and a release valve opens up to them.”
About the Author
Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.
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