Mindmaxing Podcast: Episode 25 with Will Patch
What skills do graduates need to be able to go out into the world? What is the goal of higher education?
According to Will Patch, a Senior Enrollment Insights Leader at Niche.com, colleges and universities should prepare students to step into jobs that fulfill them as individuals and benefit their communities. But it’s not such a straightforward path for all students.
In the latest episode of our MindMaxing Podcast series, “Adolescence to Adulthood,” Will discusses the existing barriers to higher education, such as standardized testing and expensive tuition, as well as the work Niche does to change the system.
Niche connects people to their future schools, neighborhoods, and workplaces, and Will champions any progress that removes obstacles between students and learning—because learning is the key to success.
Will shares, “To me, the biggest goal of education should be training people who can be lifelong learners to be inquisitive, to make an impact that is meaningful to them and meaningful to their community.”
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