This is who we are. This is what we do!

The team at YesCollege is PASSIONATE about higher education. We know that none of us would be where we are today if we hadn’t gone to college, and we want to help others achieve their education goals too.

College is more than classrooms and textbooks.

It’s about having an opportunity to look at the world from a different perspective. Plus, you’ll learn more about yourself in the process too!

Whether you’re fresh out of high school or thinking about returning/going to college for the first time as an adult, we want to help. Each of our team members has had their own UNIQUE COLLEGE EXPERIENCES, and we hope to share what we’ve learned with you.

Our office in Chicago

Our office is in this building, located in the historic Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago!

Having a degree opens a lot of doors, but don’t just take our word for it! If we’ve learned anything from college, it’s the importance of obtaining information from multiple sources.

The goal of our podcast is to do just that. Our podcast connects you with professors and leaders in academia, to provide a well-rounded look into the field of your intended degree. Our guests can cover a variety of topics related to that degree such as what to look for in a program, classes to take, possible career options, what’s currently happening in that industry, and more!

Between this and our degree program listings, we hope to address any other questions or concerns you may have about going to college. Who knows? You just might get as excited about college as we are – and you should be!

Founder and Podcast Host

Scott Hawksworth

Scott YesCollege About Us

Scott has been working professionally in the field of higher education for almost a decade. In 2013, Scott started YesCollege to be a resource for students who want to learn more about degree programs, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities. All of this is still important, but there are more questions when it comes to college that needs answers. Scott now hosts the YesCollege podcast, where he has fun and informative chats with leaders in academia. Scott also noticed that too many web sites have a lack of data, easy navigation, or a comfortable place for students to find information on the degrees and careers that are most important to them.

Ultimately, Scott fully believes in the power of education, and is convinced that a quality college education is the best way to have a career that is both fulfilling and financially rewarding. That’s why he started YesCollege, to provide prospective students with as much information as possible about their intended degree all in one, easily navigated space.

Meet Our Team

Josh Weikel

Josh Weikel

As a commuter student, Josh had to travel an hour each way to get to and from class. He gained a better understanding of how a diverse approach to education is beneficial by mixing campus and online classes. Josh is always excited to share his knowledge and give advice in areas like time management and how to stay focused in an online classroom environment.

Josh manages the web development for YesCollege. His areas of focus include managing the company‚Äôs front-end code and troubleshooting security and tech issues. Josh holds a bachelor’s degree from The Art Institute of Houston.

Sarah Bass

Sarah Bass

As a former textbook writer and high school teacher, Sarah has extensive experience in education and educational research and has worked with students in various nonprofit capacities including college/career development, mentorship programs, and academic advising. Her passions lie in ensuring all students have access to a college education and are successful in persevering toward a degree.

Sarah manages the editorial operations for YesCollege. Her responsibilities include proofing, editing, and developing content for the degree program databases. Sarah holds a B.A. in English from Drake University, a M.A. in Writing from DePaul University, and M.Ed from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Nikki Martens

Nikki Martens

As a recent graduate, Nikki has a B.A. in Communication, Media, and Theatre from Northeastern Illinois University, and became a transfer-student expert in the process. For a variety of reasons, from the cost of tuition to the school going bankrupt (yes, that happens!), she’s learned just how important it is to thoroughly research any school before applying. Nikki also understands that we all change our minds – and our majors. After changing majors four times herself, she wants to help people find the degree that is right for them.

Nikki assists in the outreach and content development for YesCollege, primarily researching and writing about the schools and degree programs represented in each of our podcast episodes. She also manages the YesCollege Twitter account, so stop on by and say hi!

YesCollege Team About Us

We’re active on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn so we can engage with our listeners and keep our fingers on the pulse of education. We hope to hear from you soon!