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#41: How Do I Learn More About THAT Job?

Have you ever wondered what it’s really like to be a Crime Scene Investigator or a Level 3 Neonatal Nurse? This week on The Money JAR we explore a new resource dedicated to helping students learn more about their ideal career.  In this episode, our hosts interview Jared Chung, founder of CareerVillage.org, an online platform where students ask questions about any career  or industry of their choice. Through the site’s extensive network of volunteer professionals, students’ questions are then answered by real experts in their field of interest. This innovative new tool allows young people to learn the “real deal” about working in a specific industry by tapping directly into the insights of professionals who have firsthand experience in those fields. Chung shares with listeners his motivation for creating the site, and explains why it’s important for young people to be better informed, at an earlier age, about their careers of interest.

 

Jared Chung is a founder and Chief Village Elder at CareerVillage. Jared is the Executive Producer of TEDxCambridge and was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co. before forming CareerVillage. He holds a B.S. in Finance from NYU Stern, where he first began working with education organizations on a pro-bono basis. When he isn’t evangelizing for CareerVillage, he’s usually writing code or cooking up something tasty in the kitchen.