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Let’s pull inspiration from innovative apprenticeship, co-op and workforce development programs we saw during our Research Phase.

Employment and training while pursuing a bachelor’s degree could be a game changer in making college more accessible and affordable. Corporations also play a key role in these solutions. How might we reimagine the traditional work-study relationship for students in U.S. colleges to cut the cost and better prepare students for post graduation employment?

Looking for inspiration from our Research Phase? Check out these posts:

Starbucks for Coffee and College, Co-op Program at the University of Waterloo and Vocational Training Programs

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It may be more beneficial for students to compete degrees in tandem with an internship so they can better assess their goals.

It may be more beneficial for students to compete degrees in tandem with an internship so they can better assess their goals.

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Participation in one or two year service programs (US community service, International community service, or Military service) pays tuition.

Participation in one or two year service programs (US community service, International community service, or Military service) pays tuition.

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Completely revamp the model by paying "students" to be part of higher ed consulting firms that work on real-world projects

Completely revamp the model by paying "students" to be part of higher ed consulting firms that work on real-world projects

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