It warms our hearts to announce that Jeremy Schifeling, founder of Break Into Tech and Product Manager for Growth at Udacity, is the latest professional to join our Board of Advisors. Jeremy’s edtech experience at companies like LinkedIn, Fidelis, and Udacity certainly made him a great candidate for the Advisory Board, but it was the Sea Change Mentoring CEO’s experience working with Jeremy at iMentor that really convinced her he needed to be part of the team. Ellen explains.
“When we both worked at iMentor, I noticed right away that Jeremy had a scientific approach to thinking about our work and what works for young people in general. We shared a love of research and capturing data and I always looked forward to geeking out about the latest findings with him, back when I was Director of Program Quality and he was the Marketing Manager. What makes Jeremy unique is that he is very skilled at taking technical information and not only making it accessible but making it exciting and fun.”
Ellen remembers when he shared with their former colleagues that he was moving on to business school.
“It was a sad day when Jeremy left iMentor to go to business school, he was such an asset to the organization. I always hoped we would get the chance to work together again. I know his insights into edtech, online learning, student networks, and career development will be invaluable and I also know that he truly cares about the wellbeing of young people.”
Jeremy has devoted his career to helping students succeed in theirs. From recruiting top students at Teach For America to leading student marketing for LinkedIn, he’s touched the lives of millions of young people just starting out in their journeys. Along the way, he’s published a top-selling book on job applications, served as a career coach for hundreds of students at the University of Michigan, and produced the most-viewed video in LinkedIn’s history. He currently leads growth efforts at Udacity and runs Break into Tech, a site for anyone who wants to launch a tech career.