Episode 1 – Ivan Nicholson on Seeing the Future Today
UOPX academic advisor Ivan Nicholson talks with Dan about taking advantage of your available resources to set yourself up for career readiness.
Show Notes :
Ivan is the ultimate teammate. In this episode of How Tomorrow Works, he talks about his role on the team of every UOPX student – how he can help as an academic advisor, and how students can best use resources like their advisors.
Beyond the university, Ivan and Dan discuss where education and careers are going in a remote world, opportunities for those leaving the military and the importance of diversity in businesses that don’t want to get left behind.
Then we get to know Ivan a little more in our lightning round, How Ivan Works.
This episode is relevant not just for people thinking of going back to school, but those who have unrealized goals. (By our calculations, that’s almost everyone.) Definitely worth a listen.
Catch the next episode of How Tomorrow Works, featuring UOPX business instructor and total Renaissance man Don Braunstein. And catch How Tomorrow Works every Wednesday.
“If you don’t have someone from a different walk of life in that room with you to make certain decisions, how can you know you’re doing the best for everyone?”
– Ivan on the importance of diversity in business
Ivan Nicholson has been an academic advisor at University of Phoenix for over a decade. He specializes in scholarship students and military students, but has worked with countless Phoenix students of all levels. Ivan serves as Vice-Lead of the African American Council for Excellence, a resource group for UOPX employees. He’s also a longtime member of the commencement team, helping to put on the graduation ceremonies he works so hard to get his students to.
Ivan lives outside Phoenix with his wife of 10 years and their twin toddlers.
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