The ‘degree’ based system in higher education is not adequately meeting the needs of our workforce
You took a $30,000 loan to purchase a car. After using the car for a few months, you estimate it breaks down roughly 40% of the time. You got a lemon. What would you do?
Return it and get your money back?
They won’t take it back.
About a month ago, I wrote an article about my experience as a young Latina in tech. The sentiment was meant to be lighthearted and funny at times, but for the most part hopeful. I was surprised to find that my words resonated with many, and I received countless messages of support, from both women and men.
Last night, I woke up breathlessly at 1:30am to find that Donald Trump was on the cusp of becoming President of the United States.
The best advice I’ve ever received is to “just show up.”
I’d heard this before, but it only really came to life when I was picking what graduate school I would attend. I was obsessed with the idea of living in New York, so I had applied to Columbia in the hopes that I would have the chance to live there for a few years. I had also applied to Harvard on a whim, mostly because my dad asked me to ‘please, at least try.’
I was insanely humbled the day I found out I had been accepted to both programs, but was tasked with an incredibly difficult choice.