This Is the Email You Send When You Want to Make an Impact, Do Good Work, Build Your Portfolio, and Advance Your Career

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This one email to the right people led to

  • Helping Student Loan Hero and Careerosity when they were part of Socratic Labs (unpaid), which led to
  • Organizing Startup Weekend NYCEDU 2013 with the Socratic Labs team (unpaid), which led to
  • Joining Socratic Labs as Chief of Staff (unpaid), which led to
  • Lead organizing Startup Weekend NYCEDU 2014 with connections made through Socratic Labs (unpaid), which led to
  • Being hired by fellow Startup Weekend NYCEDU organizers to facilitate a session led by 4.0 Schools and Innovate NYC Schools (paid), which led to
  • Being hired as an independent consultant by an edtech company (paid), which led to
  • Everything else (paid and paid well)!

Do not underestimate the power of doing work that you care about, that you’re passionate about, with people you want to support, and in a way that allows you to learn.

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