Find purpose.
Master skills.
Solve challenges.

Find your purpose and learn in-demand skills with free courses to launch a social impact career solving global challenges. 100% remote and always free.

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What is Plato University?

Plato University provides a path for aspiring, young professionals seeking meaningful careers. Our programs combine a student’s passions with skill building to solve the world's greatest challenges.

What makes Plato University different?

Declare a Mission, Not A Major

Passion Inspired Education

Learn to combine your passions and desire for purpose with in demand career skills. We will help you foster a deeper understanding of yourself, your interests, passions and talents, as well as your dreams, aspirations and goals.

In-Demand Career Skills

Learn skills for careers in mission driven startups and social enterprises that focus on high-demand fields with meaningful upward mobility, such as UX Design, Project Management, Marketing, Sales, and Analytics.

Solving Global Challenges

Learn to solve the world’s most pressing challenges like climate change, healthcare, education, poverty, and equality. We combine an in-depth curriculum with a world-class community to help you make an impact on the world.

Plato University Education Model
Our Curriculum

Learn to Master Skills with Free Courses, on your time

Our comprehensive courses will help you find your purpose and master in-demand skills for careers in social impact. Lessons are available 24/7 and can be completed in less than one hour each day.

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Our Community

coaches & community for every step in your learning

Our learning coaches and fellow students go above and beyond to help guide you and ensure you're on the right path to achieve your goals. Practice your skills with other passionate people who want to make the world a better place. Our private Plato University Discord server is a key factor in taking your skills, confidence and career to the next level.

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Our Outcomes

Build a portfolio of real projects to get hired

Every course is designed with activities to master applying your skills and
build a portfolio of real-world projects. An impressive portfolio will help you land jobs in social impact, find collaborators, or build the foundation for starting a company.

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Get Started with one of our skill courses

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How to Start a Career

The step by step guide to land your dream job and have lifetime of purposeful work and career success!

Brandon Stover
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How to Find Your Purpose

Discover your purpose in life, combining who you are with making an impact in the world, and learn the proven tools and strategies to achieve it.

Brandon Stover
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How to Learn Anything

Learn the science based tools of pro learners to become smarter, remember more, and master any hard skills.

Brandon Stover
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Don't just take our word for it

Our Learners Say it Best

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Courtney Laschkewitsch
Open Innovation Product Developer

Holy cow. Brandon is the real deal. I've taken many many courses on many platforms from others, and I will have to say, when I took his Podcast Course, it was one of the best courses, material, and set up I have ever seen. No fluff, no wasting your time, actionable reachable SMART steps necessary to help you learn the skill and succeed. We need more people with the skills Brandon has!

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Chase Morris
UX Motion Designer @ UX in Motion

"Coming into the Plato community gave me the accountability, made what I wanted to accomplish completely achievable, and also it was just completely fun."

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Pam Davis
Class Coach @ JRNI

"I am not a techy person so was unsure of what was to come. Help was there and Brandon literally thought of everything. I loved how the program was broken down into manageable chunks. With patience and knowledge, Brandon guided us to come up with WHY of doing our unique podcast. We had a meaningful focus as we built each part. I am grateful for the experience and support that I received and would highly recommend working with Brandon Stover. You will receive more than you expect and be equipped to build your podcast and bring your voice to the world."

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Stacy Kehren Idema
Business & Performance Coach

"I loved Brandon's approach, his teaching style, and his support structure that enables you to launch your podcast (and be able to monetize it) in 60 days. The program takes you from the very beginning stages through the journey to monetization. I was able to launch my podcast in less than 6 months and leveraged the material over and over again while writing, hosting, producing 50 podcast episodes of my 1st podcast. His material was top-notch and reusable. I can't wait to launch my 2nd podcast!"

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Harrison Goldstein
Product & Partnerships @ Tradable Bits, Host of First Act Podcast

"I came to Brandon through his course on how to start your own podcast. Brandon's episodes stood out to me by how well organized they were. His ideas are clearly articulated and he breaks down exactly how to understand your target audience. Brandon is smart, approachable, friendly, and helpful. Highly recommend!"

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Every Plato University membership includes:

Unlimited access to all courses, workshops and career paths

Invite to private Discord with 300K+ members

Access to private Linkedin networking group

Custom ZTM course completion certificates

Download all lessons for offline learning

Unlimited, priority access to all future courses, content and features

Who is Plato Univeristy For?

Passionate People Seeking Purposeful Careers

You'll fit right in if:

We promise to help students discover themselves, their purpose, and equip them with the skills necessary to reach self actualization through solving the greatest challenges of our time.

We're not for you if:

We promise to help students discover themselves, their purpose, and equip them with the skills necessary to reach self actualization through solving the greatest challenges of our time.

What makes Plato University different?

A Student-First University Built to
help you change the world

Online Courses

Students must pick a standardized degree; told what and when to learn

Curriculum based on faculty interests or academic research

Outdated curriculum consumed through passive lectures and rote memorization

Students more or less treated the same with no aid in personal discovery

Rigid schedules and timeframes based on credit hours and grades

Vibrant in person communities locked to a geographic location

Minimal career support or placement

2-4 years till graduation

$9,000+ a year in tuition; with loans and interest

Co-creation of personalized learning paths, at a pace that best suits you

Curriculum based on student's interest and global challenges

Curriculum is practical, industry informed and actively engaged with through real challenges & projects

Help to foster a deeper understanding one's own interests, passions and talents, as well as their aspirations and goals.

Based on skill mastery, allowing for flexible and adaptive learning

Vibrant online community engaging in projects and social events

Career coaching and direct employer pipelines

Graduate in 6-24 months

Affordable monthly tuition; no loans, no interest.

Other Universities

Students have some control over pace of learning, but not content

Curriculum strictly vocational focused

Some curriculum is industry informed but consumed through passive lectures on videos

Students more or less treated the same with no aid in personal discovery

Rigid schedules and timeframes based on credit hours and grades

Very little community interaction in person or online; learning is siloed

Some career support or placement

1-4 years till graduation

$2,000+ a year in tuition; with loans and interest

From our Founder

Hey I'm Brandon Stover.

Being a poor kid from the trailer park living in a broken home, I know the power of education to transform ones life. But after chasing education's promise of a golden ticket, I graduated with a degree in a career I was not passionate about or felt would make a real difference in the world. Ultimately I had no meaning, impact, or sense of purpose in my life.

Since then, I've surrounded myself with and learned from dozens of social entrepreneurs making a difference in the world, built half a decade of experience as a designer, marketer, and educator for mission driven companies, and built educational programs that have reached over 100,000+ people.

I truly believe that evolution of the world requires evolution of the individual. Constantly evolving myself through learning, I'm obsessed with how I can deliver this power to others and scale its impact. So now, I'm on a mission to help others become the hero of their own story by giving them the belief, willpower, & skills to change their life and discover a fulfilling purpose to change the lives of others.

That's why I'm building Plato University, so you’ll have the opportunity to find purpose in your life and make a real difference in the world. Join us.

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