Sep 21, 2020 • 45M

I’m done with school—now what?

Anya Marchenko
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Work/Schism is a podcast about work: why it sucks, how to do it better, and who does it well. In a series of honest conversations, host Anya Marchenko explores the career trajectories of her friends and idols in search of the elusive secrets to being good at work.
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Content Warning: This episode discusses sexual harassment

Sally’s ultimate goal was always to get into college and then get a good job. Even though she achieved both of these things, Sally found herself devoid of the happiness and security that was supposed to come with doing everything right. In pursuit of prescribed goals, she's never learned how to develop a set of personal interests, which left her miserable when she finally got her “dream job.”

In this episode, Anya and Sally discuss Sally’s insane path to starting over, using school as a tool, creating outside accountability, following your gut, and the importance of repeated trial and error.

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