This episode features part two of my conversation with Adam Schmidt, Foster MBA class of 2020 and Liaison to Career Management for the MBAA. We recorded this episode in the early winter of 2020 before the Coronavirus Pandemic upended in-person education and career search activities. In this second part, Adam and I talk about how he executed his career pivot from one focused on primary education, first as a teacher and then staff member at Teach For America, then working to build a school management organization to an internship with HP and a full time role in strategy consulting after graduation.
Adam highlighted some of the considerations that students need to make when they are creating their career plan, especially if they intend to pivot careers. From considering whether to pivot function or industry first, to the value of getting a name-brand on your resume.
Links/Resources from the episode:
- NYU Stern Professor Scott Galloway’s podcast with Kara Swisher is called Pivot from the Vox Media Network.
- Galloway has another podcast called The Prof G Show and his blog/newsletter is No Mercy/No Malice.
- You can find Ben Thompson’s writing at Stratechery.com.