How to Leverage Any Major into a Career

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In this episode guest Alex Ellison, an Independent Education Consultant, Speaker, and Author, joins Katy to explore the myth that each major leads to a specific career and what that means for your education and entrance into the world of work.

We explore:

  • How to use your education and major to build a successful career, but not in the way you might think.

  • How to think like an entrepreneur

  • How to keep skills up to date and marketable

  • How to be “pivotable”

  • What an ever changing job market means for you.

This episode is for aspiring college students, current college students, recent grads, and parents.

Today’s homework: Select one of Alex’s recommendations for cultivating and developing pivotability during college. Tell me what you selected in the comments or post your progress on social and tag me @collegehoodadvice on Instagram and @collegehoodpod on Twitter.

More About Alex Ellison

Alex Ellison is an independent education consultant in Chicago, IL. She has helped hundreds of students discover their unique brilliance in order to design the educational path that is best for them. Her lighthearted approach to counseling eases the stress often associated with US college admission; she believes this process should be fun and exciting. In addition to speaking at high schools and professional conferences, Alex has spoken at TEDx, Ignite, SXSWedu, and the 2017 Kuala Lumpur Youth Leadership Discourse in Malaysia. She earned her BA from Northwestern University, MPA from the University of Nevada Reno, and college counseling certificate from UCLA Extension. She is going into her 6th year of independent counseling and has her first book coming out next year titled "How Will You Do College?"

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