What makes the great out of school?

Last Update November 9, 2011

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For anyone who has trouble finding “passion” in his career, I highly recommend reading at the Cal Newport’s.

Newport’s argument.

Even with this mantra, Newport writes in one of his last.

  • Work provides little opportunity to distinguish yourself by developing appropriate skills that are rare and valuable ..
  • The task is focused on something that you think is useless or perhaps even actively bad for the world …
  • Work forces you to work with [ difficult people] ..
  • With each of these disqualifiers we see the same theme: work does not help you to develop as a person and at worst-actually forces you to regress ..

    Ask any college student if they want to do this job in the future, and you’ll get a big case, “No way!” However, when you look at the students ‘ campuses off the students with whom the students are getting their resume, and you have to see a lot of disgruntled and frustrating …

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    Of course, there is an unlimited number of opportunities for students to get involved in something, but they are all far from equal. The best extra-curriculae are those that actively challenge you to become the best person with every experience. Not those that sound the best with the most prestigious organization, or giving you the greatest responsibility, but those that make you develop as a person …

    Case in point: Last summer, one of my close friends got an excellent “internship” with a fellow local author. What then was “internship” to do this? The coffee runs, the mail runs and feeds the author’s cat. Glamorous, I know. She took about one month of this before taking a decision was enough and moved to other possibilities …

    So what makes a great out-of-school?

    For many years in college, I had a chance to experience a fair share of opportunities, and it took me a long time to find the extra class I really wanted to throw myself into. Fortunately, I had a huge fortune to find the extra-class that I was fascinating, and I gave me the opportunity to develop professionally. By accepting a cub from the Cal Newport at its disqualification, I have created a list of things that made these two experiences as great EU for me:.

  • Extra class gives you flexibility to be creative with your unique skills and talents ..
  • Extra class gives you a community that can give you positive feedback ..
  • Extra class serves the purpose, not the self-interest of those who have involved …
  • This list is far from being-everything, the end is everything that makes a great extra-school, but I think it’s a great starting point for anyone looking for a purpose or an organization to get for ..

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