Michael Varda is a researcher at EAB specializing in professional and adult education and emerging market trends. He spends his time conducting market research to identify academic development opportunities in higher education and evaluating existing academic offerings. Since the COVID-19 crisis, he has focused on the labor market’s reaction to help colleges and universities navigate shifting employer demand, specifically in the technology space.
In his free time, Michael enjoys playing tennis, cheering on the Washington Capitals, and hiking new nature trails.
Michael graduated Cum Laude from the College of the Holy Cross, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies. He also was named a Scholar Athlete from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Research and Insights
Demand for some tech skills is falling faster than employer demand during the recession. To best prepare students for a shifting labor market and recruit students in the future, ensure your curricula are conferring still-in-demand skills.