What are your career aspirations, and what have you done to fulfill those aspirations?
My vision is to have the greatest positive impact on the world as possible, through business, writing, travel, education, and community engagement. With a holistic perspective of business, I am passionate about finding the intersection of business strategy and sustainability.
Through sustainability consulting, I have worked with Fortune 500 companies across industries, developing sustainability strategies and reports/communications, analyzing and benchmarking sustainability performance, and facilitating workshops and stakeholder engagement initiatives. I capture sustainability trends and best practices from client engagements through blog posts and articles on SustainGenuity and GreenBiz Shift Happens. Read the rest of this entry
My young adulthood has been defined by the Global War on Terror. I joined the Army immediately out of high school and deployed twice, first to Iraq for fourteen months in 2006-2007 and then to Afghanistan for a year in 2009-2010. I was present for the “surge” in both countries, and saw a lot of what soldiers detachedly refer to as “action.”
I decided to leave the Army in 2010 for a number of reasons. I wanted to go to school. I wanted to get married and actually be around to get to know my wife. I wanted to take a break from the constant rotation of training and deployments and military schools. Most of all, I wanted to get away from the war. Read the rest of this entry
There is no one correct way to navigate your path to fulfill your aspirations or properly begin a career in today’s economy. There are many.
I attended the smallest of the Ivy League schools. It was a dream fulfilled — not to go to any Ivy — but to this one in particular. I walked onto campus during my first visit, I took a look around, I saw the bubbly energized and motivated personalities bouncing through the center of campus and the gorgeous setting and I simply fell in love. Read the rest of this entry
I started college as a fresh-faced 18 year old in the fall of 2003. I had a scholarship to a local private college, and I was ready to make my mark on the world. Unfortunately, my grand plans ultimately failed when I failed 3 classes and lost my scholarship. It took me a long time to get the motivation to go back to school, but when I did, I achieved much better results.
I started college for the second time in the spring of 2009. Initially I decided that I wanted to get a degree in Economics, but that didn’t last long. Next I switched my major to Finance, Computer Science, and finally Information Systems; along with my Information Systems degree, I specialized in Business Intelligence. Read the rest of this entry