James Gallagher
James Gallagher

Career Karma ISA Researcher in Residence

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Income Share Agreements Researcher and writer about the future of education and startups. Author of “Life Capital: Analyzing Equity Investing in People“, a book which outlines the past, present, and future of Income Share Agreements and life capital investments.

How Kenzie Academy is Bringing Bootcamps to the Heartland

The software engineering industry is in a tough position. The number of software developer jobs is expected to rise by as much as 21 percent by 2028, and there are already over half a million job openings in technical roles.…

4 Ways to Prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here. According to a recent study by McKinsey, it is estimated that between 0 and 30 percent of the hours worked globally could be automated by 2030, depending on how quickly new technologies are adopted.…

How to Pay for Coding Bootcamp: The Ultimate Guide

Coding bootcamps are all the rage these days–and for good reason: they’re among the best ways to break into an exciting and fulfilling career in tech. But many would-be coders are concerned about how to pay for coding bootcamp. This…

Remote Working: The Ultimate Guide

Remote working is becoming an increasingly popular method of working. It is predicted that by 2027, the majority of the US workforce will be working remotely. The office work lifestyle is familiar to most people: get dressed in your company…

5 Core Trends in Higher Education

Tuition at colleges is rising at a rate higher than inflation and wage growth, which has left many students questioning the long-term returns associated with a college degree. At the same time, colleges are faced with a number of new…

Higher Education Should Prepare Students for the Gig Economy

The gig economy is arguably the future of work. Today’s workers are not just laboring in nine-to-five jobs anymore. They are increasingly gravitating towards flexible, gig-based work. Gig-based work — independent contracting, freelancing, on-demand work (think Uber or Doordash)— is…

How Companies Can Advance Employee Training

Earlier this year, Amazon announced that they would be investing $700 million in upskilling 100,000 members of its workforce. This announcement reflects a growing trend among companies to help their employees retrain. AT&T has also announced a multi-year investment to…

Micro-Internships: A Promising New On-Ramp to a Job?

For decades, companies have given young people the opportunity to explore new career paths through internships. During an internship, a young person would spend a few months in a certain job and gain experience working hands-on within an organization. This…

Income Share Agreements (ISAs) – State of the Market 2019

As the debate over “skin in the game” in higher education continues, Income Share Agreements (ISAs) are being explored as a potential solution. ISAs allow a student to raise the money they need to pay for their education. In exchange,…

Colleges Should Rethink the Cost of Tuition

The student debt crisis isn’t  just about the burden of student debt, it’s about how we got here in the first place. In recent years, parents, students, and policymakers advocating for free college or loan forgiveness have become more common,…

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