“Success without service is merely indulgence.” Kimberly Goff-Crews’s words in her opening address caused me think critically about how I want to use my Yale education to be useful in the world. She informed us that we have an estimated 90,000 hours of work in our lifetime, and challenged us to make those hours meaningful. I initially came into the event feeling daunted by the idea of choosing a career
Yale undergraduates, graduate students, and professional students are – right now – attending a wonderful session from Pulin Sanghvi, Director of Career Services at Princeton, on “Career and Life Vision.” Here is a brief excerpt.
In the book The Rise of the Creative Class, Richard Florida writes “This book charts the growth in people who are paid principally to do creative work for a living. These are the scientists, engineers, artists, musicians, designers and knowledge-based professionals, whom collectively I call the ‘Creative Class.’” [i] He goes on to theorize that infusing this type of worker into communities is a primary road for economic prosperity and city
Is there a dream you’ve harbored from long ago, a dream that you’ve put aside because practical considerations make it too risky to pursue? Or perhaps life’s demands keep getting in the way, pushing the dream further and further into the future. As a Yale freshman I wanted to study the great books, to read the Bible and Homer, Plato and Shakespeare, and immerse myself in the Western canon. But
“Don’t follow leaders/Watch the parkin’ meters” — Bob Dylan, “Subterranean Homesick Blues” If you really want to be an entrepreneur, and you will know if you do (because you can’t possibly imagine yourself wanting a “real job”), you must expand your realms of knowledge, hang out with odd people, and not settle into any comfortable job for very long right out of college or grad school. Beware of the prestigious
There is a lot being made of job satisfaction; and rightly so. Gallup conducted a poll on job satisfaction and found that 90% of the workforce is not satisfied with work. Organizations know that employee satisfaction is important because low-level employee engagement can result in a 33% decrease in operating income and an 11% decrease in earnings growth. However, the workforce needs to understand the personal value of job satisfaction