In our culture today, young adults are told that they can be anything they want to be. But they’re never told how.
Now, I certainly don’t think that young adults can be anything they want to be. But when it comes to careers specifically I do believe that young adults have wide access to opportunities of all kinds. Not everyone can be an NBA all-star but nowadays, few careers or industries are limited to only a certain demographic. So in one sense, in a career sense, young adults have a vast variety of opportunities in front of them.
Only a few generations ago, the career path was simple: you did what your parents did. If you grew up in a farming family, there was a very good chance that your children would too.
Now, a young adult’s career choices are wide open. There is more emphasis on “passion” and finding meaningful work that brings personal fulfillment and makes a difference in the world.
But without the clarity of a predetermined career path, many young adults now are stuck and frustrated. They want to find work they love but they don’t know how. They assume this must mean getting paid a full-time salary for doing their hobbies. And when they can’t find anyone to pay them for their hobbies they give up on the idea of “finding work they love”.
But young adults can find meaningful work that they love doing. It’s just not as simple as getting paid for hobbies.
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I’m very excited to announce Unbound’s newest course: How to Find Work You Love.
This course will teach students how to identify their strengths and interests, how to uncover job opportunities that align with those strengths and interests, and how to effectively pursue those opportunities to find meaningful work that they enjoy and that makes a difference in the world.
In the video below I explain what the course covers and what to expect from the special live course format.
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Jace Bower is the Marketing Coordinator for Unbound. An Unbound alumnus, he has experienced firsthand the powerful advantages of doing college differently and participating in an intentional community. Jace graduated with his bachelor’s degree in History in 2016 and has worked in restaurant management and marketing since then. He also served on the Unbound Student Cabinet in 2019.
The author of two books and a semi-regular blogger, Jace can often be found doing something with words. When he’s not, chances are he’s reading about theology, listening to music, or playing pool or tennis with his wife Shannon in their Virginia home.