HIGHER EDUCATION CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
The Program Experience
Students, based on their own interests, interview innovators.
They then write articles published online. That's why we call this experience the "Informational Interview 2.0".
Enhance Professional Networks
Learn Critical Communication Skills
Be More Marketable
Gain Inspiration About Careers
Eight short dynamic videos (5-10 minutes each), a student workbook, an accompanying curriculum guide and supplemental live webinars.
Students interview an "innovator" - someone who seems to be doing innovative work in an area that is personally of interest to the student. Potentially, this can be an alumna / alumnus, thus serving as an engaging way to connect current to former students.
Student articles are published on Global Innovators Academy's website, the student’s LinkedIn profile and potentially the school’s website.
The timing will vary - typically it will be 1-2 months.
Feedback would come not only from students' teachers, but also from a global audience.
Sample the Course - Watch Module 1
Ashley Gunter, Business Management Major at Rollins College
“The interview I conducted as part of the Interview and Innovator experience was inspiring, effective and truly enjoyable. I had the pleasure to speak with a successful businesswoman. She not only shared her insights but offered invaluable advice that I plan to use in my own career. I wrote an article about this experience which not only aids in self-promotion and networking but also serves as a resource for others. I now feel more comfortable applying my communications skills when speaking with other professionals. It is incredibly important to make connections - this program did exactly that.”
Andrey Alipov, Marketing Major at Penn State University
"The program enables students at various levels to develop valuable communication skills and enhance their social presence. It is a great opportunity to become more marketable, develop clarity around careers, grow professionally and showcase your best self. From researching a potential interviewee and conducting an interview to writing and publishing an article, the experience has helped me become more aware of my career aspirations and interests, as well as my strengths and weaknesses."
Kevin Anselmo is the founder of Experiential Communications, creator of the Global Innovators Academy and the instructor of the Interview an Innovator experience.
Previously, Kevin was Director of Public Relations for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and prior to that managed the media relations for IMD in Switzerland. Kevin lived and worked in Switzerland for eight years and in Germany for two years. He has led communications initiatives in various countries around the world.
The Interview an Innovator course is produced by Jason Van Sant, founder of Reach Creative. Jason is a coach, strategist and producer who helps clients create compelling educational videos. For over a decade, he has created many successful promotional videos and courses at Duke University. Learn more about his work.
Special Introductory Rate
Student access to all online course materials.
Educator’s curriculum guide.
Live webinar to kick-off session.
Additional webinar at mutually agreeable time to answer student questions.
Direct editorial feedback on all student articles.
Content from student articles that can be placed on your school's website to support your own internal and external marketing.
Experience can be incorporated into mentoring programs.
Potential alumni engagement tool.
School branding on course materials.
Up to 5 students - $999 per semester
Up to 10 students - $1,749 per semester
Up to 15 students - $2,249 per semester
Up to 30 students - $2,999 per semester
More than 30 students – To discuss