At Taylor, we tackle “wicked” problems that are complex and challenging, ranging from climate change to poverty, systemic racism, and educational inequity. Yet every single one of us are also tackling the “wicked” problem of figuring out how to live, work, play, and love in the best, most efficient and life-giving way possible.
Taylor offers career development programs and workshops for both undergraduate and graduate students to explore socially conscious career pathways.
This five-week career development program was inspired by the “Design Your Life” class and recent book released by Stanford Professors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans that teaches students to apply design thinking principles to their own life.
Participants in the program at Taylor ideate multiple life paths, clarify their interests, focus and target their search, prototype and test elements of careers that interest them, learn how to market and brand themselves to stand out from the crowd, and map their community to effectively network with other changemakers around the world and design a life that makes a positive difference in the world and is “TAYLORed” to their unique life and personality.
The Work on Purpose program inspires and equips students to realize their unique way to make a social impact—be it as a nonprofit or social business employee, an artist-activist, an effective board member, a high-impact volunteer, a social entrepreneur, or in any number of other potential roles. This workshop curriculum leverages life and work lessons from Echoing Green’s social entrepreneurship fellows to provide inspiration and frameworks to support a wide spectrum of young people seeking to make the world a better place, and in a way that is uniquely right for them.
Taylor offers 60 and 90 minute workshops for classes or organizations with a minimum of 15 students. Topics can include, but are not limited to:
Taking Care of You: Figure out how to sustain yourself while working on the issues that matter deeply to you.
Transforming Challenges into Strengths: Recognize clues within your personal challenges that help point to your purpose.
Heart + Head = Hustle: Identify work that aligns your heart, the issues that matter most to you, and your head, the unique gifts you can contribute.