Are you a college student or recent grad who is ready to gain the clarity and confidence to unlock your full potential, so that you can live a life of meaning and purpose?
This week we received a great update from a live-your-dream-or-die-trying kind of gal who also used to be a part of our StudentBranding team!
Amber Rae is one of the co-creators of The Bold Academy, a 4-week experience designed to prepare young people who are ready to do big things to “change the world.”
“When you’re graduating college, it takes everyone several years of wrong turns and experimentation and good-and-bad experiences to process what they really want,” Amber wrote to me this week.
I totally agree. After being out of college myself for two years, I can say there is a lot of trial and error, doubting yourself, and a general desire to slow everything down. Sometimes you are screaming for a vacation because you just want some time to take a break from life and figure out what you want to do with it.
Maybe you’re listening to everyone but yourself these days—it’s easy to. The media, family, and society all put expectations on young people today that aren’t necessarily realistic—or in touch with—what’s going on in today’s economy or culture. With jobs that are already hard to find and a fiercely competitive applicant pool in every industry, recruiters are looking for driven individuals. That means working toward a career you will really love, something that excites and fulfills you, otherwise you’re going to be left behind.
“We’re designing a curriculum and experience that will accelerate that process—not just in the 4 weeks of the program, but in the years to come. The Bold Academy will help you arrive at your main path way sooner. And the sooner you’re walking that path, the better, happier, more fulfilled, and wealthier you will become,” Amber said.
Curious to learn more about Amber Rae? Here’s one of her blog posts from back in the day: Keep it Simple: Student Branding TV #13. Check out one of her great StudentBranding TV episodes as well on the StudentBranding YouTube channel, where she discusses discovering work that excites you and a purpose to your career!