Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Steph Jones

Hi everyone, I’m Steph! I grew up in Rhode Island and am currently based just outside Boston. Admittedly, that doesn’t sound like a very big move, although I’ve also spent time living in London, Edinburgh, and Havana along the way to where I am now.
In my daily life, my career is mostly in medical editing, but in my spare time I’m outside as much as possible. I’m a swimmer, runner, skier, and scuba diver, and I love to travel. Continue reading Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Steph Jones

Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Matt Young

Originally from a rural town outside of Tampa, Florida, there was nothing global, worldly, nor ambitious in my upbringing. By all accounts, my family’s expectations were pretty low and stopped at “go to college.” So I had no pressure to do anything big, and had complete support in everything that has lead me to where I am now. I had been introduced to the art world pretty early on. By the time I was 15, my whole life was centered around being creative. Little did I know that the courses I enrolled in and the pure act of creating was shaping a mind that questioned everything and that quickly saw a flaw in the traditional work/life model. Continue reading Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Matt Young

Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Emilie Giles

My name is Emilie Giles – I generally describe myself as an artist/ researcher/ producer. I’m currently working on a PhD with the Open University exploring how e-textiles (electronic textiles) can be used as tangible tools for blind and visually impaired people, and also how they can make their own personalised interactive art pieces using crafting methods. Continue reading Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Emilie Giles

Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Kirsten Traynor

The short version is that I am an English major who wanted to be a writer. After graduating from college, I won a honeybee hive in a raffle. Keeping bees is strangely addictive and before I knew it, I was pursuing a career as a honeybee scientist. Bees have taken me all over the world: Germany, Ireland, Wales, France and New Zealand, where beekeepers hosted me in their homes for a month. Some day they’ll take me to China, Australia and Thailand. Continue reading Choose Your Own Career Adventures with Kirsten Traynor

5 Lessons My Part-Time Jobs Have Taught Me

I’ve worked as a child care assistant, a teacher assistant, and a cashier, just to name a few of the part-time jobs I’ve held. Although my jobs may have been in different industries and had required different skill sets from me, they’ve taught me the same five lessons every single time. Continue reading 5 Lessons My Part-Time Jobs Have Taught Me

Career Adventures with: Zoe Sofair

Every week we’ll be bringing you a new Career Adventures story! This week we speak to multi-hyphenate Zoe Sofair of Virtually Zoe. Read on here to hear about all of her Career Adventures. Thank you, Zoe, for sharing your stories with us about your portfolio career and many side hustles. 🙂 Tell us about yourself. Hi, I’m Zoe! I am and have always been a … Continue reading Career Adventures with: Zoe Sofair