STE 010 – Harvard and Beyond with Daniel Golliher
In this episode Andrew interviews Daniel Golliher about going from a small town to Harvard, and then they discuss his path from there after graduating in 2014.
- What was it like to be admitted to Harvard, and why do you think you were admitted (every decision is different)?
- What was it like to graduate without an immediate job offer, and how did you handle it?
- Your career path has involved a lot of jumping around–why is that, and is it a good or bad thing?
- Takeaway points:
- Pursing a more independent path in the job market requires a high tolerance for risk and self-discipline.
- Pursue passion projects outside of your regular job; they can be beneficial, even if not in dollars.
- Cultivate the self-awareness and trust necessary to move on from jobs and possible futures you don’t really want, but that would be convenient/prestigious/a source of exogenous praise.
For more information about Daniel’s side projects, see his website (also, in a meta twist, this episode is part of one of his side projects).
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— Daniel & Andrew