Pick of the Day (Tomorrow Edition): One Week Job

The poster kind of says it all. When Sean Aitken graduated from college with a business degree he, like a lot of people in a similar situation, wasn’t exactly sure what he wanted to do next.

With the right education there’s plenty of opportunity out there. That’s a great thing to know. But in our rapidly changing economic and technological climate, it can also make it hard to decide what career path to pursue.

To get a taste of the job market in all its glory Aitken embarked on an odyssey where he worked 52 different jobs in 52 weeks with the goal of finding something he felt passionate about.

His project really captured people’s imaginations and he ended up receiving all sorts of media attention and spinning his experience into a gig as a motivational-type speaker with a foundation dedicated to helping other young people discover their passion.

You can read more about his project at www.oneweekjob.com Monday night at 7 p.m. a documentary about his experience is being screened at the Regina Public Library Theatre. Aitken will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A, and will also be giving a couple of talks while he’s in Regina, including one at Martin Collegiate.

To close, here’s a link to the documentary’s trailer.

Author: Gregory Beatty

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