I spend a lot of time at conferences and meetings, and often am struck by the failure of young professionals to take advantage of the opportunity to meet with senior folks in their field. I think sometimes they don’t recognize how valuable the time could be, even if they engage in short 2-minute conversations with others.
Published by David J. Smith
I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland. View more posts