October 11, 2013
Two years after graduating from college, I found myself working retail in New York City and feeling thoroughly sorry for myself. How did Iâ€”with my near-perfect GPA, summa cum laude honors, and Phi Beta Kappa membershipâ€”end up selling iPhones?
But while it was unfortunate at the time, my post-grad situation actually led me down an unconventional path that showed me one of the best things you can do for your career: Get a job in another country.
During my time working as a mediocre salesperson, I decided that my next career move MOVE +4.54% would be to work at an organization using technology to achieve social change. And, after talking to friends and professional contacts, I was put in touch with an organization in Mexico City that offered me an internship.