Thomas Frank

I’m an author, YouTuber, and speaker who is passionate about helping students succeed. Most of my work today is done at College Info Geek – a site I created in 2010 in order to share my experiments in becoming a more effective student.

Today, College Info Geek is one of the world’s largest and best-loved resources for students, and includes a blog, podcast, and a YouTube channel with over 650,000 subscribers.

My YouTube Videos Every week, I create new videos on studying, productivity, and self-improvement. Here are some of my favorites.

10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades Over 150,000 downloads and 450 five-star reviews on Amazon

Published in January 2015, my first book helps guide students through the process of studying more productivity and boosting their grades – while simultaneously cutting down on their study time.

A short, punchy read, it combines my personal experience as both a student and entrepreneur with data-backed scientific evidence. Digital editions are also available for free at College Info Geek.

Podcasts I talk on mics a lot. Here are the two podcasts where you can hear the nonsense that comes out of my mouth.

The College Info Geek Podcast

The College Info Geek Podcast is a show dedicated to helping students learn and improve in all areas of life. Episode topics run the gamut from study tips, to sleep science, to internship and career preparation.

I’m joined on most episodes by my friend Martin Boehme, though I’ve also interviewed lots of authors, scientists, entrepreneurs, and other interesting people – including Gary Vaynerchuk, Cal Newport, and Gretchen Rubin.

Listen Money Matters

What would you rather do: Learn about personal finance from world-class experts, or hang out in a bar with your friends?

Listen Money Matters is a show that combines both of those elements.

Each week, Andrew Fiebert and I interview experts and explore topics like real estate investing, paying off debt, and building a financially bright future – usually over beers and lots of jokes.

Speaking Keynotes & Workshops

Looking for an engaging, knowledgable, fiery-eyed speaker for your next event? I’d love to be your guy.

Talking face-to-face with audiences full of ambitious people about learning, productivity, and career growth is something I love to do, and I do it well. I’ve spoken at universities and events all over the U.S., and I’m excited to talk with you about joining your event as well.

Please note that I can only shoot fire out of my eyes on Tuesdays.


  • “Thomas spoke to honors students on personal branding and blew everyone away. Pulling from his personal experience and knowledge he imparted to students how they can differentiate themselves both on a professional and personal level. The students got a lot out of it and it greatly inspired them.” – Erik Sandhal, ISU Honors Program Event Coordinator

  • “I’ve known Thomas for several years and have seen firsthand his drive and passion for helping college students! He not only knows his stuff but is living it.” – Grant Baldwin, Professional Youth Speaker

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