This presentation covers approaches to incorporate and scaffold sustained experiential, problem-based, and project-based learning that aligns with a liberal arts education, course outcomes and develops professional and career-readiness skills, like teamwork and communication.
Eddie Lin, MBA, started NexusEdge out of his lifelong pursuit for job fulfillment. His career path began at Goldman Sachs and UBS Investment Bank in New York, where he met Shanti in their analyst class. He is a big proponent of traversing winding career paths to continuously evolve and find the best fit, going from marketing at Adobe to Strategy and Business Development at Live Nation/Ticketmaster. Upon graduation from business school, Eddie competed as a contestant on the reality-TV show Fear Factor where he ate 20 live bees. Eddie holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the University of Southern California where he served as student body President. 
NexusEdge develops skill-based training with employers including Google, Citi, Apple, Snapchat, Unity, Northrop Grumman, and Shopify to integrate their learning content directly into classroom instruction; teachers assign employer skills-based exams as part of their course and students that pass receive digital credentials. Students complete projects from their employers as part of their classroom assignments, and those with high quality projects receive interviews at partner companies. Community College students have since received internships at JPMorgan’s Investment Banking Division, Morgan Stanley software engineering, Citi Risk Management, Snapchat, Cisco, and others.

NexusEdge has changed classroom instruction at scale to reflect employer hiring requirements, and reduced faculty workload. NexusEdge is installed at 60 California Community Colleges utilized in courses including business, technology, culinary, kinesiology, urban farming, anger management, ESL, Early Childhood Education, etc.”.

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