How Will Amazon’s HQ2 Affect East Coast Institutions?

How will Amazon’s new headquarters effect east coast enrollment?

Reported by EdSurge, with Amazon looking to hire 25,000 new employees at each of their new New York City and DC locations, how can our institutions effectively graduate students prepared to feed this employee pipeline? And for more than the obvious computer science need, but for the marketing, sales and other functions as well.

The takeaway? While the behemoth of Amazon creates an obvious market demand and supply reality that will cause higher ed to react, how do we similarly think about industry’s need when designing our degree programs and corporate partnerships moving forward?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.