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What Should I Do With My Life?

Don’t know? Don’t worry. You’re not alone.

Thursday, April 30 @ 12:45 PM
Presentation and Q&A Session
Guest Presenter: Sean Aiken
Running Time: 90 minutes
Ages: 12 +

What should I do with my life? A question that many quietly struggle with for years. And Sean was no different. Lacking direction and overwhelmed with anxiety and the pressure and expectation of parents, teachers, peers, and society, Sean describes how he came up with the idea to work 52 Jobs in 52 Weeks, along with the various adventures his journey took him on. For this presentation, Sean will share the valuable life and career lessons he discovered along the way to help students navigate the challenging transition from school into the working world. Students will learn what they can be doing now to prepare themselves, that it’s okay not to have all the answers, and most importantly, that they are not alone.

Sean’s film, One Week Job Project (Director: Ian MacKenzie) was a smash hit at The Scene in 2014. Sean was so inspirational, we’ve invited him back to share his latest insights about how to find your passion!

Sean Aiken Biography

Sean Aiken is the creator of The One Week Job Project – an inspiring journey across North America in which he worked 52 jobs in 52 weeks to find his passion.

After graduating from Capilano University with a Business Administration degree, top of his class with a 4.0 GPA and Class Valedictorian, Aiken struggled with deciding on the direction his life should take. This inspired his website, journey, and ultimately his book, The One Week Job Project, which was published by Penguin Random House.

Aiken has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME, CNN, 20/20, The Rachael Ray Show, Good Morning America, MTV and countless other media outlets around the world. He frequently speaks internationally at conferences, companies, and schools about what he learned from his experience and has inspired One-Week Job projects with local residents in India, America, Australia, the UK, and Vietnam.

Most recently, he helped create the Wayfinding Academy – a two-year accredited college in Portland, Oregon at the heart of the movement to revolutionize higher education – where he is currently an Associate Professor.