EdSurge Independent

Student run publication, amplifying and empowering student voices in higher education.

There’s plenty of talk about what today’s college students want from their education. Too often, however, those doing the talking are professors or entrepreneurs, removed from the student experience. That’s why EdSurge started this forum where students share their views on the future of education.

Each semester, we convene a group of the world's most impressive young people who care about making an impact in education.

When you become a fellow, you:

  • Join a community deeply passionate about improving education
  • Meet leading education leaders, philanthropists and entrepreneurs
  • Share your perspective with the readers of EdSurge Independent

Join a community deeply passionate about improving education

Each cohort of EdSurge Independent Fellows is filled with people who care as much as you do about improving education. Each week, you'll have the opportunity to meet online and discuss the most pressing challenges in education today.

These intimate, small group discussions cover topics ranging from Revolution in Higher Ed, to Data in Education, to Democratic and Alternative Schooling, and more.

This is your opportunity to connect with peers who care as much as you do about driving change.

Meet leading education leaders, philanthropists and entrepreneurs

You gain access to some of education's top philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and technologists. Each cohort has the opportunity to engage in guest speaker sessions with these leaders in education.

Past guests include the Founder of Quizlet, a Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Founding Dean of Minerva Schools at KGI.

Share your perspective with the readers of EdSurge Independent

EdSurge Independent's core objective is to elevate student voices. This is your chance to have your voice heard! You'll have the opportunity to produce writing or other creative media for the EdSurge Independent publication, which is read by many fellow students and education leaders.

Sound interesting to you?

FAQ

Q: Is there a cost to becoming an EdSurge Independent Fellow?

A: No. EdSurge Independent is graciously supported by EdSurge, the world's leading education technology media company.

Q: Where does the EdSurge Independent program take place?

A: EdSurge Independent takes place entirely online. We meet at least once a week through a video call.

Q: What is the time commitment per week?

A: Fellows should expect to spend a few hours a week on video calls, preparing for guest speaker sessions, writing/editing their pieces for the EdSurge Independent publication, and connecting with other Fellows.

Q: Can I put EdSurge Independent on my resume/LinkedIn?

A: Yes! Being an EdSurge Independent Fellow is a tremendous honor, and you should feel free to shout about it from the rooftops!

Q: What sorts of people are generally selected as EdSurge Independent Fellows?

A: EdSurge Independent Fellows are an incredibly diverse group of students (with varying definitions of the word) from all around the world. We've had graduate and undergraduate students, college dropouts, student entrepreneurs, student voice advocates, members of the LGBTQ community, and many others. The only commonality is that everyone cares deeply about improving education.

Q: If I have a question, comment, or concern. How can I get in touch?

A: Please feel free to email the current student leaders at independent@edsurge.com.

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