What Makes You Come Alive?
Sean help students navigate the challenging transition from school into the working world. He shares his familiar experience after graduation – the responsibility, opportunity, and trepidation we all feel when faced with any major career decision. Lacking direction and overwhelmed with expectation, he speaks about his promise to find a career he was passionate about and how this led to the start of The One-Week Job Project. Sean describes how he came up with the idea to work 52 Jobs in 52 Weeks, the various adventures his journey took him on, and shares all of the valuable life lessons and career advice he learned along the way.
Cultivating a Passionate Workplace
Sean shares his inspirational story – his determination to find his passion, the extraordinary people he met along the way, and the high and lows of his yearlong journey. In trying out 52 different jobs, Sean worked in 52 different workplaces, had 52 different bosses (some better than others!), and worked alongside hundreds of co-workers. He’ll discuss what made a great workplace, his best boss vs not-so-best boss, what makes people happy at work, and how we can cultivate a passionate workplace.
Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation
Sean provides a Gen-Y perspective on the things in a job and work environment that are important to younger workers: How to attract, retain, train, motivate and fully engage them in the workplace. The generational divide is often seen as a sharp contrast between older generations, that often do a lot of the hiring and supervising, and the younger workers who feel misunderstood and frustrated with the working experience. After experiencing 52 different bosses and being exposed to 52 different work environments, Sean shares what he learned and helps bridge this apparent divide.
Real World Boot Camp
Sean discusses how to engage students in conversation about the anxieties they are feeling as they enter the “real world.” He lends insight into concerns many Gen-Yer’s feel as they approach graduation and offers suggestions on how best to prepare them for the challenges ahead.