• #ACPA15 Mallory Bower: Forget Passion

    We often toss around the idea of “finding your passion.” Like it’s easy. For many students and colleagues with whom we work, they are struggling to meet the expectations of this seemingly innocent piece of advice. As a culture, we’re experiencing something called “passion paralysis.” We’re delaying our lives as we seek out the perfect careers. In the past few years, record numbers of students are avoiding the job search out of fear. Our colleagues are staying in unfulfilling jobs rather than asking for what they really want. So what do we do? We need to forget passion and remember: what it all boils down to is that no one’s really got it figured out just yet.

    About the Speaker:
    Mallory (https://twitter.com/MalloryBower) is a career coach and “friendraiser” at the State University of New York College at Oswego. She has spent the past seven years working with college students to figure out “what they want to be when they grow up.” Her experience working with both students and employers gives her a unique perspective about what the next generation of graduates needs to succeed in today’s workforce. You can read more about Mallory here: http://mallorybower.com/.

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