When you left high school, did you think you’d be doing this?

My old high school
My old high school

Young-ish folk! I want to hear from you!

If you are in a nonprofit career now, what did you think you’d be doing when you left high school?

When I graduated from high school, I was on my way to becoming a forensic pathologist. This was before the days of CSI. I loved dissecting and solving problems. And now, I do project management and strategy for nonprofit and educational organizations. So basically I still love dissecting and solving problems.

I’ve been invited to speak to a high school about careers in the nonprofit sector. I’ve done this sort of talk many times before with university students, but wanted to capture glimpses of other young people in the sector.

I’m compiling stories /audio /video that answer any or all of the following:

  1. What is your job title? With what organization?
  2. What sort of stuff do you do in your job?
  3. What did  you think you’d be doing when you graduated from high school?
  4. What experiences have you had that led you to where you are now?
  5. What influence did your parents have as you navigated education and career options?
  6. If you could go back and give your high school self some advice, what would you say?

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