So you’ve set your heart on getting your next job somewhere in that vague yet very sexy-sounding category called “social entrepreneurship”. No matter who you are, the big question becomes: where the heck do I look?
We can’t seem to separate “work” and “life”…but maybe that’s what the world needs: a generation who sees their own lives as irrevocably tied up with those of people all over the world — even between 9 to 5.
What if we turned fear of change into the freedom to do what our hearts yearn for? Jumping off a cliff may be risky, but it’s a whole lot better than getting pushed.
Tired of feeling like I didn’t have the academic “credentials” to engage with the Business People or the Finance People, and disappointed by the apparent gaps on my resume betraying the professional I knew I could be, I decided it was time to do something about it.
The following is a repost of an interview that I did for the Social Enterprise Institute of my alma mater, Northeastern University, in which I talk about post-college life, goal-setting, and finding a healthy work-life balance for recent grads in a new setting.
The last few years have been dotted with various short-term trips, ranging from one week to one month (Dominican Republic, Cuba, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Mexico), but nothing long-term since 2011. Thus…I’m overdue to get the heck outta here! For just over a year, I have been working as a counselor for university students doing internships abroad,…
My accounting textbook laid splayed open in front of me. I spread my hands across its pages, feeling the glossiness of their surface, and how thick the hundreds of pages I had left felt. Why wasn’t learning by osmosis a thing yet? I imagined the knowledge rising in millions of tiny particles from the pages, osmosing…