Industry and Education: How Real-World Connections Create Student Opportunity with Sabari Raja, CEO and Co-Founder of Nepris
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A little over 6 years ago, Sabari Raja heard a persistent and compelling question from educators, community leaders, and industry professionals in her city. They all wanted to know how to create meaningful and accessible industry connections in the classroom. The question led Sabari and co-founder Binu Thayamkery to create Nepris, which connects professionals of all kinds with K-12 classrooms (LIVE!) - no matter where they're located. Sabari shares insights on the industry-education connection, the importance of broad career exposure for student opportunity, and how she started Nepris.

Connect with Sabari and Nepris:



Twitter: @neprisapp

Facebook: @neprisapp

Episode Chapter Guide:
0.00 - Intro to the episode
1:15 - What does Nepris look like in action?
4:03 - Bringing teachers into the development of Nepris and getting orgs connected with the classroom
10:15 - The surprising impact in elementary classrooms
13:57 - The power of exposure for student opportunity and self-efficacy
21:59 - Easy ways for teachers and schools to get started
21:04 - How UR Turn is impacting student self-efficacy and agency
26:36 - What's in it for industry?
29:38 - Biggest misconceptions for educators and industry professionals
32:19 - Sabari's passion to level the playing field through the industry-education connection
36:32 - How can others follow Sabari's entrepreneurial lead and how do we start?
40:58 - Who are you giving an A to Angie?
43:28 - Get connected with Sabari and Nepris

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