In today’s episode of The College Checklist Podcast, I had the opportunity to chat with fellow podcasters Jody Hoff and Ellen Chan and discuss what they’ve learned from their guests while they co-produced the incredibly successful podcast – Does College Matter?
As you may have guessed, the short answer to the question is Yes, a college degree does matter to young people in today’s economy. In fact, Jody explains that there is no better investment for a young person today. However, there are far more nuances to the discussion. For instance – does where you go to college matter to you future earning potential? What exactly does it take to make your college degree pay off?
Today Jody and Ellen will share some of the lessons they’ve learned from their many guests and give us some insight on this very important question.
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About Jody and Ellen
Today’s guests Jody Hoff and Ellen Chan are team behind the San Francisco Federal Reserve’s successful podcast, Does College Matter. With over a million downloads in its first season, the show has recently begun its second season.
Host and co-executive producer of Does College Matter, Jody Hoff is also the Head of the SF Fed’s Education Group, but has spent many years in the classroom prior to joining the Bank.
As the co-executive producer of the show, Ellen Chan is a New York transplant to San Francisco, and now also manages marketing for the SF Fed’s Education group.
“The data is very clear that college matters to the average person.”
“The data suggests that there is not a better investment a young person can make than a college degree.”
“A college degree insulates you from the ups and downs of the economy.”
“There is no data that suggests going to an elite or private college translates to more income or advantages than going to a more affordable college.”
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Turn Test Scores Into Cash For College
If college does matter, the question we must ask next is how can students pay for it?
With the rising costs of college and the crippling debt that many students take on, we must find a way to help students finance their education.
Surprisingly, an often overlooked weapon in the paying for college arsenal is a student’s test scores. And not just superstar level scores. These strategies can be leveraged by students with a variety of ability levels and test scores.
Find out how you can turn your test scores into cash for college!
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