SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- If you follow tech headlines, you've probably heard of Artificial Intelligence (AI), but what you may not have heard of is Education Intelligence (EI). "EI does the exact opposite of AI", says Nicolette Rankin, founder and CEO of Good University. "We build Education Intelligence to create new jobs, not replace them."
Jason Wulfsohn, President of AudienceX, the creative agency for Good University, says: "We chose Snapchat to be our exclusive launch platform to reach students where they are, natively, in the digital world. The school will be deeply integrating Snapchat into its user experience," he goes on to explain "with the goal that GoodU students will eventually be able to turn in their weekly homework assignments in the form of a Snapchat story."
Good University's proprietary learning platform optimizes individual career paths and helps students build the career of their dreams. The 12-month online program costs $1,000 and starts with an in-depth career assessment to look at an individual's skills, interests, workplace history and priorities in life. Sarah Neustadter, PhD, a Career Advisor at the school, says "It's all about aligning a student's life with their career goals." From there, the GoodU program recommends learning paths and live classes that will make the biggest difference in the shortest amount of time.
The online school draws from the thousands of online courses from education bellwethers including Coursera, EdX, and Udacity, and has licensed over $1.5 billion dollars' worth of premium vocational content from edtech pioneers Lynda.com and LinkedIn. The secret sauce is in the school's ability to offer unlimited live classes with career advisors to promote student engagement and ultimately career placement. "We meet people wherever they currently find themselves in life and construct a curriculum to get them to where they want to be in as expeditious a manner as possible." Says Kindalle Brown, Head of Programs for the school.
Good University founder Nicolette Rankin has been building edtech companies for the last 10 years. In 2007, her first school, Open English, pioneered English fluency throughout Latin America. The school has serviced over a quarter million students and created more than 3,000 new jobs. Nicolette has raised more than $120M in venture capital to fulfill her mission of empowerment through education. "A decade after the launch of her first company, Rankin is uniquely suited to take on one of the world's most pressing issues ... Job creation." says Chad Troutwine, Board Member of GoodU LLC and CEO of Veritas Prep, largest privately-owned test prep and admissions consulting company in the world.
Good University is currently on-boarding career and education ambassadors who are compensated for the life-altering referrals they make. GoodU Ambassadors earn $100 for every student they enroll. To become an ambassador, visit http://GoodUniversity.com/ambassador/. To become a student, text the word "Career" to GOODU (46638) or visit http://GoodUniversity.com/get-started/.
About Good University
Good University utilizes proprietary Education Intelligence (EI) to build great careers at an affordable cost, delivering job-seekers a positive ROI on their time and money and the requisite skills absent from traditional education. Our mission is to make higher education affordable, accessible and achievable for everyone. To learn more, visit http://GoodUniversity.com.
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