Praise for PREPAREDU
"If you′re making the investment of a lifetime, you′d better know what you′re paying for and how to get the most out of it. PreparedU explains how the opportunity for success is driven by how you go to school, not where, and anyone planning for college should understand the difference."
Suze Orman, Bestselling Author, Personal Finance Expert
"PreparedU is a roadmap for success for any student from any ZIP code to achieve their dreams and help change the world. This is how we create the talented and creative young adults we need to fix what ails us."
Deval L. Patrick, Former Governor of Massachusetts
"Cutting through obsolete academic debates, Gloria Larson shows how forward–thinking colleges should integrate business and liberal arts programs to prepare students for work and life. PreparedU is a must–read for parents, students, and educators trying to make the college years count."
Karen Kaplan, Chairman and CEO, Hill Holliday
"I think millennials entering college today are much different than my generation (X) when we entered college. I love Millennials. I′m a big fan of people like Gloria who are proposing an educational approach that matches their uniqueness as opposed to trying to get them to match the models that worked for Generation X."
Brian Halligan, CEO and Founder, HubSpot
"Those of us in higher education leadership know that the world′s expectations of our graduates will rapidly eclipse our ability to meet those expectations UNLESS we can offer the opportunities Gloria Larson identifies in PreparedU. Students who aspire to actively engage in their college experience as well as their parents will devour President Larson′s ideas. Their institutions will be well advised to understand such students are coming their way, and the best employers will be very grateful!"
Helen G. Drinan, President, Simmons College
About the Author
1 Higher Education s Challenge to Change
2 Yesterday s Education Meets Today s World
3 The Innovation Economy Needs a New Graduate
4 Students Need a New Experience
5 The Case for Place–Based Education
6 Hybrid Learning
7 The Promise of a New Generation
About the Author
GLORIA CORDES LARSON, ESQ., was elected to the presidency of Bentley University after a prestigious career as an attorney, public policy expert, and business leader. Before joining Bentley, Gloria was co–chair of the Government Strategies Group at Foley Hoag LLP. She led a business advisory cabinet for Massachusetts Democratic Governor Deval Patrick and served as Secretary of Economic Affairs and Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation under Massachusetts Republican Governor William Weld.