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MCTC’s ‘YouTube Girl’ makes a pitch for college

A tweet from MnSCUfan this week sent me to a fun video produced by the Cinema Division at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

“YouTube Girl,” an actress hired for the video, answers a subscriber’s question about how to make a million dollars.

The host of “The Rich Quick Show” poses the question to contestants, who suggest winning the lottery, getting drafted by the NBA and becoming the next American Idol. Wrong on all counts, the host (Rich Quick?) says before launching into the odds of winning the lottery (1 in 195 million), the draft (3 in 10,000) and winning Idol (1 in 10,000).

YouTube Girl has the right answer — go to college. The host then launches into rapid-fire math on how a four-year college graduate can earn $1 million and a two-year grad, $344,000. YouTube Girl follows up with tips on how to get grants, scholarships and whatnot.

Other than YouTube Girl, students perform the other roles, said MCTC spokeswoman Amy Danielson.  

The video, titled “Reflections on College Readiness, by YouTube Girl” is on the MinnState Channel.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by John Manning on 08/13/2010 - 11:17 am.

    It seems that they’ve done a great job — professional look and feel without being stuffy. We need to do more of this kind of work to get the word out to more students about the value of college and how to get there. (On the wonky side, a recent report from the MN Private College Council on the latest data on economic benefits of higher education is available here: http://www.mnprivatecolleges.org/publications/stories/2010/07/income_race.php )

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