At MYX we believe the purpose of education is to propel you to your “next” in life. However, very few of us know what that “next” is. And those of us who think we know are usually wrong!
78% of college graduates never use their degree of study and 44% of them go into a career that never required a degree at all.
In Term 1 at MYX, students focus on exploration and clarity before diving into their degree or credential work in the following Terms. While this approach seems obvious, high schools and traditional colleges do not leave space for exploration. You are asked to choose a major at 18, and then immediately dropped into pre-requisites that barely give you any idea of the actual subject. By the time students even realize it might not be for them, they've invested years of time and thousands of dollars, and get further penalized when switching majors.
We have also seen the results of an education that lacks purpose and direction, with millions of college graduates asking, “What now?” Sure, they leave with a piece of paper, but do they have marketable skills? Do they have direction? And do they have the confidence to go after it?
At MYX we recogtnize the importance of clarity and have supports to help our students find their “next.” All students work one on one with a life coach to create goals and the plans on how to execute them. Life coaching coupled with personalzied classes of interest and real world projects, allow our students to leave with purpose and confidence in their direction of choice.
MYX students are also able to explore and learn from the world around them. We travel with the purpose of building purpose, bringing students to a new country each Term so that they can make the world their classroom. There is so much more to life than memorizing textbooks for a quiz, or sitting in a 200 person lecture hall, and we hope that each day our students might be exposed to a new language, a new culture, a new type of food, a new friend, a new wellness activity, and so on.
With the clarity and confidence to pursue their Choice of launch, and armed with the according Credentials, we believe our students perform better than those taking a more traditional route. But what employers tell us makes them stand apart so significantly on a resume or in an interview is the Competency that each one displays. And, oftentimes, the Community is responsible for bringing those job opportunities to you.