Becker College

Becker College

November 7, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


At Becker College we’re creating a
learning model that will not just teach our students to go out and get a job but
to go out and create a job we have to give them the skill set to understand
that we are in a very volatile and fast-changing world the agile mindset
values learning over knowing so what Becker we’re not just another small
private college in America we’re not just another small college in central
Massachusetts we fight above our weight class and that Becker we talked about
the importance of being the change real life is not always like a textbook it’s
not always going to be like every sentence that we read in class there’s always a way to solve a problem
we are teaching them that change is the only constant there are four components of
the agile mindset the first one is empathy we really want
to teach students to work with others in order to solve problems the key is to understand the needs and
wants of others things like being able to use the skills that my professors
have taught me being able to see how they apply those skills to help the
greater good I don’t think it’s even about me anymore it’s about others empathy helps you
understand people better it helps you create deeper relationships
divergent thinking is all about problem solving is all about taking the legos
throwing them across the table and creating something out of nothing not just thinking in the box but just
below the box up like it doesn’t exist if I can do this what can I do to make it better be the
change that you wish to see in the world one of the things we teach them as an
entrepreneurial outlook part of an entrepreneurial outlook is understanding
the importance of being a job creator we get started there is so many great game
development talent in the area but there weren’t really any game development
companies to the extent that they’re able to understand problems that do not
yet exist they will really be equipped to thrive in a global society getting
them to think in that different way don’t look at problems problems looking
at problems as opportunities and that’s at the heart of an entrepreneur it is
very common practice for students and alums to get together and start projects
us being put together in classes were able to collaborate in a studio already
within a college atmosphere kind of prepared us for bringing it forward
social and emotional intelligence is really about working collaboratively
in teams understanding others who are different from ourselves we tried to
prepare our students to really be future leaders of the world it’s really true
that you can make as much of an impact just down the street in Worcester as you
can abroad when students literally walk into
the Center for Global Citizenship they have dreams that they want to pursue and
I think part of my role is helping to be sure that those dreams become realities I
participated in a service trip that went to a part of rural Jamaica it’s just
really important to see that we are them and they are us our students
spend over 40,000 hours in buried internship settings every year they also performed over
80,000 hours of community service having that social and emotional intelligence
is just as important as the knowledge you might get in the classroom now
you’re engaged active and that’s where the real learning takes place in this
fast-changing world Becker College is not just surviving we’re
thriving because we are educating a generation of global citizens that will
boldly take us where we have never gone before we’re so excited about having the Yunus
Social Business Center at Becker College it is the 15th social business center at
a college or university in the entire world and the first in the United States
it should be in my opinion global if not national think tank around significant
social issues solve endemic and significant problems that we have if we
really want our students to be entrepreneurial to be compassionate
about others in diverse populations to be creative in their thinking what
better way than to do that through not only our coursework but through the
Yunus Center I think Becker is poised for significant greatness this generation of
college students is the first generation to really change the world we’ve gotten more support from Becker
than any college would have provided to a group of graduates we provide a
transformational learning experience at Becker that gives our students the agile
mindset to literally go out and change the world so while other institutions may be
thinking about how to bring about change Becker is now stepping onto the global
stage and making change happen