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Matthew Hora

Assistant Professor, Adult & Higher Education; Director, Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions

Division of Continuing Studies | Liberal Arts & Applied Studies

Hometown: El Centro, CA

Dr. Matthew Hora is an expert on college-workforce transitions, with a focus on college internships, 21st century skills, and instructional design. His training is in cultural anthropology and the learning sciences, and his research on “soft” skills, internships, and active learning is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Science Foundation.


How to teach "soft skills" to college and high school students

In this talk Dr. Hora outlines the research about communication, teamwork, problem solving and self-regulated learning, and what the research says about how to best teach them to students.

Pros and cons of online internships during the COVID-19 pandemic

In this talk Dr. Hora outlines the rise of online or remote internships, and how they are growing in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Hora also discusses pros and cons to the model, and how educators and employers can structure experiences that best serve student, educator and employer needs.

What makes an effective college internship?

In this talk Dr. Hora reviews the research on what makes an effective college internship, and how educators, employers and students can work to make these experiences valuable and effective for all parties.