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20something profile: Brittany

295388_10150338114779524_7810111_nThis post was written by Brittany, who has traveled throughout the world:

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

20something profile: Unexpected Wanderlust

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Amile

This post was written by Amile, Lucia, Elias, and Hamilton, who are 20-something travel bloggers:

What are your career aspirations, and what have you done to fulfill those aspirations?

Amile: I would like to try out both teaching and social work and then whichever one I like more, I would go to grad school for. I’ve been tutoring in after-school programs throughout my life and have been working at my college’s Financial Aid office this semester where a good portion of my job is counseling on difficult financial issues. It is very challenging, but I love it.

Lucia: I’ve always wanted to work for a nonprofit organization, but the more I’ve gotten into that world, the more I’ve realized how complicated it is. I’d love to find an organization I truly believe in and whose practices are conscious, which is not that easy. I’d also love to work on community projects but more from a grassroots approach. Read the rest of this entry

20something profile: Amber

AmberThis post was written by Amber, whose passion is seeing the world:

College graduation occurred May 7th, 2011. I was drunk. I’d started taking shots of Canadian Hardwood at 8am that morning. I just wanted to get the damn thing over with. Musical theatre — that was my major. At one time, I was 100% sure about that choice. Two years in, I was crying in the bathroom to my father, who attempted to will me towards the date of May 7th, 2011 with his motto: “Just get the damn degree.” Read the rest of this entry

My trip to Israel

DSCN0413I just returned home from Israel, and it was an extraordinary experience. I learned about Israeli history and culture, explored beautiful places, and met amazing people. Among the highlights of my trip: riding camels in the desert, rafting in the Jordan River, visiting the Western Wall, and witnessing a flood in the desert.

On the plane home, I watched a movie called The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. The main character starts off as being meek and bland. He never does anything interesting with his life but constantly fantasizes about being a man of action and adventure. When his job is placed in jeopardy, though, he’s forced to take an adventure that ultimately turns him into the man he fantasizes about being. Read the rest of this entry

Destination: Israel

English: Flag of Israel with the Mediterranean...

Photo credit: Wikipedia

I won’t be updating my blog for the next 2-3 weeks because I’ll be going on vacation. I’m participating in the Birthright Israel program, which gives Jewish young adults between the ages of 18 and 26 a free 10-day trip to Israel.

This will be quite the new experience for me: the only country I’ve ever been to (outside of the US) is Canada. It’s also the first time that I’m vacationing without friends or family, though I’ll be traveling with a group of young adults.

I’ve had several young adults write on this blog about their experiences traveling around the world. They discuss how their travels have broadened their perspectives by opening their minds to new ideas and cultures. Read the rest of this entry

20something profile: Lisa

DSC_0524This post was written by Lisa, a medical student with a passion for travel:

So far, I think I’ve been pretty lucky. After graduating high school in 2007, I went right into music school to complete a Bachelor of Music in piano. It was four years of fun and hard work, and it was pretty awesome to spend all that time working on my craft.

The plan, however, was never to follow through with a career in music. Nope, my sets had been set on medical school from the start. Read the rest of this entry

20something profile: Emma

996854_10152969032510521_688598790_nThis post was written by Emma, who runs a travel blog/website:

I’ll be graduating in the summer of 2014, after studying Bsc Biological Sciences. I’m passionate about traveling, writing, and the environment, so after 21 years of trying to figure out my future, it shouldn’t have taken me so long to realise that my dreams lie in travel writing.

While at uni, I blog at www.wastingfees.wordpress.com about all parts of student life and my time at university, but I have recently established my new project, a travel blog/website at www.lifesbetterontheroad.com, which I can’t wait to really get stuck into and develop around the world. I’ve interned for a little with The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, with The Handbook London, and I edit for two newspapers at University.  Read the rest of this entry

20something profile: Michelle

bwThis post was written by Michelle, who has travelled to 30 countries:

At 29, I’ve had numerous careers in my 20s and travelled to 30 countries. It hasn’t always been easy, and it’s definitely not a vacation, but it’s the life I choose to lead at the moment.

I got bitten by the travel bug during the last semester of my bachelor’s degree: I travelled to Glasgow, Scotland for an exchange semester and loved it so much I knew I had to do it again one day. In the meantime, though, I needed to make some money, so it was off to work I went! I was lucky enough to be good with numbers and accounting, even though I had no background in finance. Read the rest of this entry

20something profile: Ari

2013-11-17 02.07.56This post was written by Ari, who works at a bank:

I have just graduated college! I am now part of this huge group of twenty-something-year-old graduates. I went to Florida International University right in Miami, Florida, and graduated in Fall of 2013. I double majored in Marketing and Finance.

I loved my college years. I met great people, I took on a lot of projects, I was part of the Honors College, I did two internships and at the same time I worked part time at a Bank during my last two years at FIU. Do I wish I would’ve done something different? No. I did the best I could have done and fully enjoyed every single semester. Read the rest of this entry

20something profile: Alexandra

IMG_4040This post was written by Alexandra, a semi-nomadic, ocean loving entrepreneur:

Imagine receiving a bracelet that’s been all over the world. It’s inscribed with the words “travel in kindness,” and the person who gave it to you tells you it travels through the act of giving. The bracelet makes you feel a little more adventurous and a little kinder too. It inspires you to give the bracelet to someone you meet on your own journey.

This bracelet is what my inspiration has been for about a year. It’s the reason why everything I own (aside from my backpack) is in storage right now. I’ve become a semi-nomadic, ocean loving, 25-year-old entrepreneur. Read the rest of this entry