March 31, 2010

Sean Aiken: The One-Week job guy

Yesterday, there was a great article in The Globe and Mail about Sean Aiken, a business school graduate from Vancouver who didn't know what he wanted to do with his life. So, he got creative and decided to work 52 different jobs in 52 weeks with all the money he earned going to charity.

Not only is his story incredibly creative, but it shows that just because you don't know what you want to do once you're done school, there are still plenty of options.

After all, not everyone knows what they want to do with their life at 22. People have varied interests and skills and sometimes, you have to try a lot of different things to find the one or two things you are most passionate about.

His year-long adventure has been made into a book, The One-Week Job, which comes out next Tuesday, April 6, and is available for pre-order on Amazon and Chapters.

There's also a documentary coming out that charts his travels - check out the trailer:

And if Aiken's trip has inspired you to do something similar, well then you're in luck - he's running a 2010 version The One-Week Job Program. Instead of being a year, three applicants will get $3,000 and a chance to do what he did over the course of eight weeks during the summer.

Here's a video with more details on the program - check it out and head over to Aiken's website for details on the requirements and what it'll take to land one of the three coveted spots.

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