Most of the jobs that today's young people will have in 2030 don't exist yet.

Institute for the Future

Prepare for your future with our 'AI Summer Workshop: How to Become College and Career Ready.'

This four-part workshop series offers students in high school and higher education the essential skills and strategies to safely navigate a world shaped by AI. 

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This experience not only taught me how to network effectively and build a professional online presence, but it opened my eyes to the value of the title ‘Student.’ As a high schooler living in a rapidly advancing technological world, I believe it is essential for my education to stay ahead of the curve. I now realize that everyday activities like attending a club meeting or volunteering at a community event are chances to connect with new people and build my network. The skills I have learned in this course will undoubtedly be a valuable asset to me in my future endeavors, and I feel grateful to have had the opportunity to take it.


How to be a CONFIDENT and PERSUASIVE speaker that captivates your audience and positions you for success in interviews, presentations, and beyond.
The right way to use AI tools to assist you in a variety of tasks from writing, to interview and test prep, to writing resumes, cover letters, building applications and much more.
Create an IMPRESSIVE portfolio sharing your skills, and experiences - opening doors to networking with colleges and dream careers.
How We Help You Stand Out in an AI-World

These workshops give YOU the human skills to be successful in a world powered by AI.

Identify the SKILLS and STRENGTHS that make you unique, and how to display these in a portfolio to showcase on applications, and to a wider network of professionals.

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Self Awareness:
The Key to Personal Growth in the AI Era

Does your child cringe when people ask them “What do you want to do when you grow up?” That question is even harder to answer in an increasingly technology driven world. Students learn how employers are using AI, and how they can prepare. 
Understanding their unique skills and strengths, and how to share them has never been more critical. By recognizing the human traits that help them stay competitive in an AI-world, your child will be prepared to excel in the college and career landscape of the future.


Goal Setting: Designing a Future-Proof Roadmap for Success

The AI era brings both exciting opportunities and unprecedented challenges. In this module, we help students set clear, achievable, and meaningful goals aligned with their skills and strengths. We'll provide practical tools and techniques for effective planning and tracking, fostering resilience and adaptability. This strategic roadmap will ensure your child is ready to thrive, no matter what the future holds.


Show Don't Tell: Building Your Portfolio with LinkedIn

A stand-out portfolio is vital to secure coveted spots in top colleges and dream careers. This module will teach students how to create a professional, eye-catching portfolio with LinkedIn that showcases their skills, experiences, and accomplishments. We'll also explore the power of networking, equipping your child to connect with colleges and future employers in the AI-dominated landscape.


Be Confident: Public Speaking to Captivate Audiences and Unlock Opportunities

Exceptional communication skills are a crucial human advantage in the AI era. This module will empower your child with proven techniques for delivering impactful, confident, and persuasive speeches or presentations. As they master the art of captivating audiences, your child will be prepared for success in interviews, presentations, and professional interactions, positioning them at the forefront of college and career opportunities.

*Students have weekly virtual support to ask questions and get advice.

Creating a portfolio with LinkedIn early on was invaluable in developing professional experiences. The first thing most people do is look you up on LinkedIn to see who you are and what you care about so a solid online presence is crucial to success in any field. I am very grateful for getting a head start and believe anyone can position themselves for the role they want.

Live Operations manager | scopely



June 28th - August 15th
Live Weekly Sessions
 Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00 PM PST or
Saturday 9:00 - 10:00am

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I'm Dr. Sabba Quidwai

When I graduated school in 2007, I thought I was prepared for success. I was wrong.

The recession hit hard and like many others, I faced job loss and uncertainty. It was scary and confusing because despite doing what I was “supposed to” by achieving Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, I still found myself struggling.

Then in 2012, I read “Linchpin” by Seth Godin, and it changed how I approached my career. I began sharing my skills, my strengths, and passions through a portfolio, which allows me to create an aligned professional network.

My portfolio and speaking confidence turned my situation around. I transitioned from facing layoffs to being recruited by the University of Southern California and Apple, where I became an Education Leadership Executive. And ultimately, starting my own business.

When I graduated again in 2020 (during another world crisis), I was prepared for a changing work environment. I was leading with a new vision for what was possible and transforming my research into tangible outcomes that laid the foundation for this company.

Designing your future should not happen by accident.

Back in 2007, I lacked the knowledge to set goals that aligned with the evolving job landscape. I didn’t understand how to showcase my work online and create meaningful connections, but that all changed this time around.

 Today’s youth can’t afford to wait as the world evolves rapidly around this. This program sets them up for success by knowing how to be strategic about what’s next and creating a plan so they’re not left behind. 

"I wanted to launch a business and go to college. This course gave me the strategies to take an idea and make it real. Learning about my strengths made me see how I can apply them, and the templates and exercises in the course let me complete it all in under 4 weeks."

high school senior | isabelle denton
 Poudre schools


Stefan Bauschard

Stefan Bauschard is a Designing Schools partner specializing in AI policy and research. He is driven by the urgency to help schools build the knowledge and understanding of AI and the impact it will have on education. A long-time educator, debate coach, and former computer science teacher, Stefan is the editor of a book and major report on AI and education, is currently teaching an Introduction to AI college course, and is working on developing an AI literacy course for K-12 schools.

He’s also working on a project that will support debate instruction through AI coach/instructor agents. Recently, AI agents in the project completed a full debate, constructing speeches, rebuttals, and summary statements with supporting research gathered from the internet. An AI judge then evaluated the debate and cast a decision.

We Have a Problem!


Today's young people face increasing stress and anxiety about deciding what's next. 


Schools struggle to keep up with a rapidly changing world, leaving students unprepared with the skills to navigate technology like AI.


Today's young people won't all work in offices. Many are anxious about networking and navigating their career in hybrid, and remote environments.


Students need soft skills and strategies to identify and build relationships with mentors who can guide their career pathway.

In a fast-paced, technology-driven world, a college essay is no longer enough. In addition to test scores colleges and universities want to see portfolios with skills and experiences.


Student In-Person Workshops
Parent Virtual Workshops

*Volume pricing available for schools and extra-curriculuar programs.
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Student Virtual Workshops
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June 28th - August 15th
Live Weekly Sessions
 Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00 PM PST or Saturday 9:00 - 10:00am

July 11 | July 25 | August 8 | August 22
4:00 - 5:30 PM PST