Upcoming Teaching

University of Wisconsin-Madison. Department of Educational Policy Studies. A critical and cultural look at student employability. 

Fall 2020.


University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Liberal Arts & Applied Studies: Teaching "soft skills" in face-to-face & online college courses.  (Online course now available in English, Spanish, and Chinese Mandarin; Moderated & Unmoderated Versions). 

Summer 2020

Upcoming Talks

Taking a break for a while from the lecture circuit!

2019 Invited Talks

October 14, 2019: The Ohio State University Sesquicentennial Celebration

January 24, 2019: Association of American Colleges & Universities Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.


2017-2018 Invited Talks

December 12, 2018. Ann Arbor, MI. University of Michigan. A Cultural and Critical Perspective of
College Students’ Employability Skills:
 Implications for Higher Education.

December 7, 2018. Madison, WI. Madison College - Presentation of Results from the College Internship Study

November 15, 2018: Elgin, IL. Illinois Council of Community College Administrators.

September 10, 2018: Tianjin University, Tianjin, China.

April, 27, 2018. Racine, WI. Wisconsin Career Development Association.

January 24, 2018: Washington, DC. Association of American Colleges & Universities

June 27, 2017: Atlanta, GA: United Negro College Fund Career Pathways Initiative.

May 16, 2017: Heritage University

May 15, 2017: Cascadia Community College

May 12, 2017: University of Oregon

May 11, 2017: Portland State University

May 11, 2017: Oregon State University

April 28, 2017: Fox Valley Technical College

February 16, 2017: Community College League of California.

February 24, 2017: University of California, Santa Barbara.

February 14, 2017: University of Wisconsin, Madison: Career Services Council.

February 13, 2017: Credo Webinar. Bridging the skills gap

December 16, 2016: University of Wisconsin, Madison: WISCAPE Book Launch.

Media coverage

Hechinger Report. 04/10/2020. What's lost and gained with online internships?

National Association of Colleges & Employers. 4/6/2020. Filling the void for students with academic projects.

Los Angeles Times. 02/19/2020. Op-ed: Sacramento's army of interns deserves to be paid.

Chronicle of Higher Education. 02/12/2020. Why internships can ease the path from college to career - and why they often don't.

Fast Company. 02/01/2020. Entry level workers can lost 6% of their wages without this.

The Conversation. 1/24/2020. Five obstacles that stop many students from taking an internship.

Sun Prairie Star. 11/12/2019. New online tool helps businesses start internship program.

Inside Higher Ed. 09/23/2019. Internships as a high-impact practice?

The University Network. 06/14/2019. Low internship participation indicates a need for change.

Inside Higher Ed. 06/11/2019. Study on barriers to student internships.

New Books Network. 08/17/2018. Beyond the skills gap: Interview with Matt Hora

College for America. 4/26/2017. Interview with Matt Hora.

Chronicle of Higher Education. 1/22/2017. The idea that launched a thousand strategic plans.

Inside Higher Education. 10/26/2017. Beyond the skills gap.

Evollution. 1/06/2017. The skills gap: Redefining the problem.

WIScontext. 4/26/2016. Researcher discussed WI skills gap findings.


© 2015 by Matthew T. Hora

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