People are ready to change their career to something completely different and start all over again.
This is a new type of motivation — to be a flexible and demanded professional in the future. The number of people satisfied with the standard career progression is decreasing.The flip side of the coin
Very soon, we are to face the new-generation professionals who are already attending online schools and acquiring practical knowledge by studying the real cases instead of 4 years of theory in standard bachelor's degree programs.
Is there an alternative to fundamental education?
For example, the University of the Future Minerva
offers a new approach to education and internship. This university's campus is the whole world, there are no borders.
Minerva's key difference from traditional schools is that they don't teach specific disciplines; instead, they teach creative and critical thinking and communications. Therefore, all Minerva alumni know how to address any problem, to analyze it properly and to find the best solution to it.
Over the time students spent at this university, they get to live in 7 cities. In each city, they investigate into its residents' lives, study the cultural differences, identify the problems and try to solve them.
This school has no campus or regular staff. Instead, it offers a sophisticated system of online workshops and invites top specialists from all spheres from all over the globe. Students are exposed to the greatest variety of practical knowledge possible.