I entered the program with a very clear idea of what I wanted to do. Yet, over the next two years of learning, expanding my perspectives and meeting new people with wide-ranging expertise, I realized that my career trajectory doesn’t have to follow the straight path I always imagined. I’m now all about the roller coaster career plan!
I’ve realized that there is so much more to learn, that you have to be flexible and ready for the next big turn, drop or vertical loop!
The best way to do this is by surrounding myself with people who are knowledgeable in a variety of areas, not necessarily in my specific field. It’s about connecting with others and sharing what we know. This is what I get to do now, through my work with the Global Cultural Districts Network. I’m learning from leaders of world-renowned arts institutions, urban planners, interactive digital artists, consultants, cultural district managers and many more.
I’m very happy with the roller coaster career plan. Every turn is a new adventure!