The Academic Hustle

The Academic HustleTM is the game plan for scholarships, fellowships, and jobs.

Imagine knowing exactly what you need to do to set yourself up for your next step while in school. Your next step may be college, graduate school, or a job within your career field. The Academic HustleTM shows you step-by-step how to direct your time and money while in school to ensure you get the right education, develop an impressive resume, build relationships that open doors to opportunities, and present yourself as the ideal candidate for that dream job.

  • Workshops/Webinars
  • Coaching
  • Keynote Speaking

Workshops/Webinars

The quickest way to understand The Academic HustleTM is to participate in one of our workshops or webinars.
Schedule a workshop Events calendar

Our most popular workshops are:

  • How to find and apply to scholarships
    Do you need money for school? Are you trying to figure out where are the scholarships for you? Want to know how to submit a winning scholarship application? Then you need The Academic HustleTM trainings. Our program trains participants on how to make the most out of their time in school to become competitive candidates for scholarships, internships, and job offers.

    The insights and methods shared through The Academic HustleTM were distilled from Matthew A. Pigatt’s national award-winning research on high-academic achievers and his personal journey of being at-risk of dropping out of high school to earning over $100,000 to graduate magna cum laude from college.

    This particular workshop will show participants how to become a competitive candidates for scholarships, where to find them, and how to put together a winning application.

    Objectives:

    • Expose students to various types of scholarship opportunities
    • Learn what is needed to become a competitive candidate for scholarships
    • Show participants where to find scholarship opportunities
    • Discuss the elements of a winning application

    Outline:

    • Discuss how The Academic HustleTM was developed
    • Walkthrough the various types of scholarship opportunities
    • Show participants how to look for scholarships
    • Figure out what it takes to be a competitive candidate for scholarships
    • Detail actions participants can take to put together an award-winning application

  • College freshman’s game plan for scholarships, internships, and job offers
    In college? Need money to pay for school? Want to make sure you have a job upon graduating? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then this workshop is for you. The Academic HustleTM: Freshman’s Guide to Scholarships, Internships, and Job Offers workshop will motivate you to become a competitive candidate for these opportunities and show you how to submit award-winning applications.

    Most students attend college just to get a degree. Many graduate with just that: a piece of paper. However, there are some amazing opportunities that can prepare you for your future AND pay you in the process.

    In this workshop, Matthew A. Pigatt shares his story of entering college on academic probation and 100% loans. Then graduating magna cum laude with over $100,000 in scholarships, fellowships, and awards that took him all over the country and the world. Matthew explains the system he developed based upon his personal transformation and national award-winning research on high-achievers.

    Objectives:

    • Inspire students to take advantage of college
    • Create a game plan to become a competitive candidate for opportunities
    • Know how to find scholarships, fellowships, and internships

    Outline:

    • Matthew shares his story
    • Discuss the components of The Academic HustleTM
    • Walkthrough the steps that need to be taken to become a competitive candidate for opportunities
    • Show students how to identify opportunities

  • Making the most of high school
    Do your students lack motivation? Want to make sure they are prepared for college? Need info on how to ensure your students are competitive candidates for scholarships? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this workshop is for you. The Academic HustleTM: Making the Most of High School workshop shows students how to take advantage of school and motivates them to do it.

    Many students attend school just because they are supposed to. They don’t see how it relates to their life or prepare them for their future. As a result, most do just enough to pass. Teachers, parents, and many other adults try to stress the importance of taking advantage of school. However, it is largely dismissed.

    In this workshop, Matthew A. Pigatt shares his story of being the kid that did not take school seriously and what made him transform into a high-achiever. He helps students understand the importance of taking challenging classes, earning As, and getting involved in extracurricular activities. These three items are critical to becoming a competitive candidate for higher education, scholarships, and jobs.

    Objectives:

    • Inspire students to take advantage of school
    • Explain the significance of enrolling in challenging classes
    • Help students understand why it is important to get As
    • Show students the variety of extracurricular activities that can prepare them for their career

    Outline:

    • Matthew shares his story being the kid that didn’t take school seriously
    • Discuss the philosophy of earning money
    • Overview of The Academic HustleTM
    • Explain how students can use school to set them up for life

  • How to present yourself as the ideal candidate
    Applying to scholarships? Getting ready for an interview? Want to make the most of a college fair? Then you need The Academic HustleTM. Our trainings guide participants on how to identify the opportunities of their dreams and become competitive candidates for them.

    The insights and methods shared through The Academic HustleTM were distilled from Matthew A. Pigatt’s national award-winning research on high-academic achievers, his personal journey of transforming into a high-academic achiever with over $100,000 in funding for his education, and a system refined through years of working with at-risk individuals.

    This particular workshop focuses on one of the Four Pillars of The Academic HustleTM: Your Presentation. The main purpose is show participants how to present themselves to opportunities as ideal candidates.

    Objectives:

    • Motivate participants to go after their dreams
    • Know the Four Questions all selection committees ask to evaluate candidates
    • Help participants think through what they have to do to become competitive candidates for opportunities
    • Learn how to research opportunities to identify what they want
    • Know how to present yourself as the ideal candidate

    Outline:

    • Matthew share’s his story of transforming into a high-achiever
    • Understand the four questions that all employers ask potential employees
    • Identify what to do to become a competitive candidate for a job
    • Walkthrough how to research an opportunity
    • Provide examples of how to present yourself as an ideal candidate through an application, interview, or at a college fair.

Coaching

To take full advantage of The Academic HustleTM, we highly recommend one-on-one or group coaching. You’ll get face-to-face time with Matthew A. Pigatt. Through the options discussed below, he can can zoom in on your specific needs, help you quickly understand the concepts, and streamline the process of adapting The Academic HustleTM to your life.

Click on the appropriate button below to set up your free consultation today!

Schedule a free consultation now!

Coaching options:

  • Open call

    Open calls give you the opportunity to talk about anything you would like to discuss. You can use this time to discuss successes and challenges with applying the material learned, personal issues, ideas that come to mind, or anything you would like. There are no restrictions.

  • Training session

    These sessions are usually 30-60 minute one-on-one training discussions on a specific topic. A typical session is outlined as follows:

    Minutes Section
    5 Greetings
    5 – 10 Discussion on success and challenges
    15 – 30 Lesson for the day
    5 – 15 Guided practice or Q&A
    5 Summary, next steps, and expectations for next session
  • Field excursion

    Field excursions cover a wide range of training sessions that happen in the field. They typically take between 1 – 2 hours. Below are some relevant examples:

    • When discussing time management, it is very helpful to be in a store while identifying tools that work for the you.
    • Visiting a college, pointing out opportunities, and speaking to faculty and staff can give you a hands-on lesson in personalizing The Academic HustleTM.
    • After discussing how to engage decision makers, we may go to a job site  or networking event to practice and receive real-time coaching.

  • Review material

    We are happy to review any material created: cover letters, resumes, essays, applications, speeches, etc. Pricing and turnaround details are determined based upon the document type, number of pages, and words per page.

 

Keynote speaking

Do you have people that need to be inspired? Do you want to motivate your people with a practical message? Are you looking for a memorable speaker for your event? Then you are in the right place.

Matthew A. Pigatt has a powerful story of struggle and triumph. Plus his national award-winning research based upon the stories of other high-achievers gives him a wide array of insight to suit your needs. Click the button below to inquire.

Book Matthew Now

 

 


The Career Hustle

The Career HustleTM and The Academic HustleTM are based upon the same components. The Academic HustleTM is for students. The Career HustleTM  is for those entering the workforce or already in the workforce. It is founded on the original research Matthew conducted at the University of California-Berkeley on high-achievers. The Career HustleTM  offers step-by-step guidance on how to develop yourself into a competitive candidate for your dream job.

Knowing exactly what your career goals are can give you powerful clarity on your life. If you had that plus a manual on how to direct your time and money into getting the right education for your career field, developing an impressive resume, building a network that could connect you to opportunities, and how present yourself as the ideal candidate for that dream job, your day-to-day life will be much more fulfilling.

  • Workshops/Webinars
  • Coaching
  • Keynote Speaking

Workshops/Webinars

The quickest way to understand The Career HustleTM is to participate in one of our workshops or webinars.

Length: 45 – 90 minutes long. Full and half-day trainings are available.
Material: LCD projector and speakers for presenter. Pen and paper for participants. Handouts are included

Schedule a workshop Check out the events calendar

Our most popular workshops are:

  • How to Develop a Career of Your Dreams

    Don’t have a job? Feeling stuck in your job? Want to do something more fulfilling? This particular workshop gives an overview of The Career HustleTM. The main purpose is to breakdown the career development process into simple concepts and inspire participants to take advantage of opportunities.

    Objectives:

    • Motivate participants to go after their dreams
    • Know how to develop a career in an industry
    • Understand what employers look for in potential employees
    • Help participants think through what they have to do to become competitive candidates for jobs

    Outline:

    • Discuss the importance of knowing what you want and why you want it
    • Walk through the key components of developing a career
    • Understand the four questions that all employers ask potential employees
    • Identify what you can do to become a competitive candidate for a job

  • How to Become More Valuable to Your Employer

    Looking for ways to get noticed at work? Want to get a raise or promoted? Have staff that need motivating? Then this workshop is for you. This particular workshop focuses on applying the complete The Career HustleTM system to becoming a more valuable employee. The main purpose is show participants how to develop themselves professionally to become more valuable to their employer.

    Objectives:

    • Motivate participants to go after their dreams
    • Know the Four Questions all employers use to evaluate employees
    • Help participants think through what they have to do to become a valuable employee in their particular job
    • Learn how to get work recognized by the right people

    Outline:

    • Discuss the importance of knowing what you want and why you want it
    • Understand the four questions that all employers use to evaluate employees
    • Identify what to do to become a valuable employee in your current job
    • Walk through examples of how to get your work recognized by the right people
    • Provide examples of what you can get involved in to bring value to your company

  • Presenting Yourself as the Ideal Candidate

    Looking for a job? Getting ready for an interview? Want to make the most of a job fair? Then you this workshop is for you. This particular workshop focuses on one of the Four Pillars of The Career HustleTM: your Presentation. The main purpose is show participants how to present themselves to job opportunities as the ideal candidates.

    Objectives:

    • Motivate participants to go after their dreams
    • Know the Four Questions all employers use to evaluate employees
    • Help participants think through what they have to do to become a valuable employee in their particular job
    • Learn how to research employers to identify what they want
    • Know how to present yourself as the ideal candidate

    Outline:

    • Matthew share’s his story of transforming into a high-achiever
    • Understand the four questions that all employers use to evaluate employees
    • Walkthrough how to research a company
    • Provide examples of how to present yourself as an ideal candidate through an application, interview, or at a job fair

Coaching

To take full advantage of The Career HustleTM, we highly recommend one-on-one coaching. You’ll get one-on-one time with Matthew A. Pigatt. Through the options discussed below, he can can zoom in on your specific needs, help you quickly understand the concepts, and streamline the process of adapting The Career HustleTM to your life.

Click on the appropriate button below to set up your free consultation today!

Schedule a free consultation now!

Coaching options:

  • Open call

    Open calls give you the opportunity to talk about anything you would like to discuss. You can use this time to discuss successes and challenges with applying the material learned, personal issues, ideas that come to mind, or anything you would like. There are no restrictions.

  • Training session

    These sessions are usually 30-60 minute one-on-one training discussions on a specific topic. A typical session is outlined as follows:

    Minutes Section
    5 Pleasantries
    5 – 10 Discussion on success and challenges
    15 – 30 Lesson for the day
    5 – 15 Guided practice or Q&A
    5 Summary, next steps, and expectations for next session
  • Field excursion

    Field excursions cover a wide range of training sessions that happen in the field. They typically take between 1 – 2 hours. Below are some relevant examples:

    • When discussing time management, it is very helpful to be in a store while identifying tools that work for the you.
    • Visiting a college, pointing out opportunities, and speaking to faculty and staff can give you a hands-on lesson in personalizing The Academic HustleTM.
    • After discussing how to engage decision makers, we may go to a job site  or networking event to practice and receive real-time coaching.

  • Review material

    We are happy to review any material created: cover letters, resumes, essays, applications, speeches, etc. Pricing and turnaround details are determined based upon the document type, number of pages, and words per page.

 

Keynote speaking

Do you have people that need to be inspired? Do you want to motivate your people with a practical message? Are you looking for a memorable speaker for your event? Then you are in the right place.

Matthew A. Pigatt has a powerful story of struggle and triumph. Plus his national award-winning research based upon the stories of other high-achievers gives him a wide array of insight to suit your needs. Click the button below to inquire.

Book Matthew Now