One Job Is Not Enough: Finding the Career Holy Grail in the 21st Century

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Mar 01, 2015 Comments Off on One Job Is Not Enough: Finding the Career Holy Grail in the 21st Century

Online Webinar
Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

*Co-Sponsored by the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance*

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In an ideal world, your job would provide you with 3 things: stability, upside, and enjoyment. That’s the Holy Grail. There’s only one problem. Like the Holy Grail, that kind of job is also impossible to find; people have been looking for both of them for the last 2,000 years.

To solve this problem, you must abandon the dogma that one job is supposed to provide everything that you need. Your professional life must be much more than your day job, your job title, or the company on your business card. Your talents, interests, relationships, and ideas cannot and should not be trapped within the walls or your office. Instead, you must channel a small but meaningful percentage of your time, talent, and energy to build a career that far eclipses your day job. After all, your life, like your investment portfolio, is best when it’s diversified.

This webinar, Patrick McGinnis (F'98) will show you how to integrate entrepreneurship into your career without leaving your day job. Using strategies crafted by surviving (and thriving after) the 2008 financial crisis (where he had a front row seat as an employee of AIG), McGinnis hopes you will walk away with an understanding on how to:

1) Build a career Plan B
2) Generate meaningful upside
3) Learn new skills that benefit your day job
4) Make life more fun and interesting.

About the Presenter:
Patrick McGinnis is the Managing Partner of Dirigo Advisors, a New York City-based investment and advisory firm focused on Latin America and other emerging markets. An avid angel investor, startup advisor, traveler, writer, and speaker, Patrick has visited more than 60 countries and blogs about his experiences for the Huffington Post and Business Insider. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Business School.

Patrick’s first book, The 10% Entrepreneur, will be published by Penguin Books in early 2016. Learn more and sign up for updates at Follow him on Twitter @pjmcginnis.

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