higher education

Future of Work

Creating a New Marketplace for Work Experience with Matt Wilkerson

In this engaging episode, Mike Palmer sits down with Matt Wilkerson, the founder and CEO of Extern, to discuss his innovative approach to bridging the gap between education and the workforce. Wilkerson shares his fascinating journey, from his early career aspirations to the pivotal experiences that inspired him to create Extern, a platform that offers remote “Externships” – short-term, structured work experiences designed to equip students with real-world skills and hands-on experience.

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Higher Education

Solving Higher Ed Housing Challenges with Bryon Pierson Jr.

In this episode of Trending in Education, host Mike Palmer speaks with Bryon Pierson Jr., founder and CEO of EDUrain, a company aiming to provide better housing solutions for college students. Bryon shares his personal background, having struggled to find stable housing as a foster care college student who moves 7 times and has 22 roommates. This inspires him to start EDU Rain, which partners with colleges to provide an online housing platform for students to easily search listings, connect with potential roommates, and build credit through rent payments.  

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Higher Education

Research, Tech Ethics and AI Innovation with Bharat Krishna

Bharat Krishna is the Managing Director at The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program), an organization that helps higher ed, research, and government partners foster integrity and professional advancement of their learners. He joins host Mike Palmer in a conversation about recent trends in research, tech ethics, generative AI, and more.

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Higher Education

Leading an Innovative Liberal Arts College in Challenging Times with Dr. Patricia Okker

Dr. Patricia Okker is the President of New College of Florida, the innovative honor’s college in the Florida system. She joins host and New College alum Mike Palmer to talk about what makes a New College education unique and how a liberal arts education can prepare you for the world of work and community engagement. Note: this episode was recorded in December prior to the recent appointments to the Board of Trustees.

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Higher Education

Creating Affordable, Engaging, and Scalable Higher Ed with Aaron Rasmussen

Aaron Rasmussen is the Founder and CEO of Outlier.org. He’s also a Cofounder of Masterclass and an award-winning game designer. He joins host Mike Palmer in a conversation about how the team at Outlier is designing a product experience built to disrupt higher education by providing affordable access to highly engaging, accredited online courses and certificates.

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Social Emotional Learning

SEL Tips on Engaging Across Difference with Dr. Mylien Duong

Dr. Mylien Duong is a clinical psychologist and SEL researcher who serves as Senior Director of Research at the Constructive Dialogue Institute. She joins host Mike Palmer in an exploration of emerging research in SEL, the surprising backlash against it, and perspectives on how to support teachers whose jobs have become increasingly demanding in recent years.

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