Don't Check the Box To Not Disappoint Others - Stephanie Short, America Succeeds
Dec 06, 2022
Stephanie Short is the Vice President of Partnerships at America Succeeds, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy-advocacy organization committed to improving education and preparing students to succeed in the workforce.
She went into college as an undecided major and took a break from school to work in the real world at various jobs. She found that she was checking the boxes for others on her career path not to disappoint others. The increased anxiety made her feel like a failure and had a chip on her shoulder because she didn't take the straight path to a career.
She discovered a passion for marketing and went back to school for marketing and business. Part of her work now is educating people on the importance of “durable skills.”
Biggest Takeaway— We need to build students’ durable skills, so they can adapt to the changing work economy and succeed.
0:50 High school and college
3:30 Taking a break from college
9:34 First marketing jobs
11:14 Starting own consulting business
23:30 How to teach kids durable skills
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