YW 45 – Hacking Your Education with Dale Stephens

YW 45 – Hacking Your Education with Dale Stephens

Dale Stephens was one of the original 24 recipients of the Thiel Fellowship. He is also the Founder of UnCollege. He recently came out with the book,”HACKING YOUR EDUCATION: Ditch the Lectures, Save Tens of Thousands, and Learn More Than Your Peers Ever Will.”

In this unique interview, Jason and Dale talk about some things high schoolers should assess before jumping into the college application process. Both see major problems the traditional college system.

Young entrepreneurs sometimes struggle… not because of talent, but because older folk think they’re too immature. Dale shares his tips for young adults to be taken seriously. Dale believes an online portfolio can be even more impressive than a resume. He tells us how one can build a community of friends, mentors and a network of movers and shakers.

Dale Stephens brings a unique perspective on the future of education. He is a sought-after education expert appearing on major news networks including CNN, ABC, NPR, CBS, Fox, and TechCrunch. His work has been covered by the New York Times and New York Magazine to Fast Company and Forbes. He has spoken around the world at high-profile events, from debating Vivek Wadhwa onstage at TED 2012 to lecturing at the New York Times to speaking to C-level executives at NBC Universal.

At 21, Dale leads UnCollege.org because we’re paying too much for college and learning too little. Penguin published his first book “Hacking Your Education” in April 2013. In May 2011 Stephens was selected out of hundreds of individuals around the world as a Thiel Fellow, a program recognizing the top twenty-four entrepreneurs around the world under the age of twenty. In addition to leading UnCollege, Stephens advises education and technology companies.

Visit Dale Stephens’ official website at http://www.dalejstephens.com while his company can be found at http://www.uncollege.org.

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