A Day with WesAlum Adam Poswolsky ’05: Brown Bag Lunch, Dinner, and Drop-In Hours

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From Jelisa Adair ’13:

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship and the Career Center invite students to meet Wes alum Adam Smiley Poswolsky ’05, a social entrepreneur and intrapreneur who writes about purpose-driven work in his new book The Quarter-Life Breakthrough.

If you have a project with social impact, if you think you might want a mission-driven career, or if you simply want to hear about how to find meaningful work, we hope you will join us for one or more of these events on Tuesday, April 29, 2014:
12-1 p.m.
Brown bag lunch
(41 Wyllys, Room 115; no RSVP required)

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1:30-5 p.m.
Individual meetings and career counseling sessions
(Wesleyan Career Center; sign up for your private session HERE)

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7-8 p.m.
Pizza Dinner with Adam and the PCSE Peer Advisors
(hosted by the PCSE at Allbritton 022; RSVP to Rehan Mehta ’14 at rmehta[at]mindsfoundatio[dot]org)

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8-10 p.m.
Wesleyan Entrepreneurship Society (WES^2) Meeting
(Allbritton 004; guests welcome)

About the Book
Most books and articles about twentysomethings focus on the problem: why young people are doomed, in debt, depressed, lazy, unlucky, entitled, or addicted to Facebook. Instead, Smiley Poswolsky writes about the solution, so that anyone going through a quarter-life crisis can turn a moment of being stuck into a breakthrough and find meaningful work. Insightful and inspiring, The Quarter-Life Breakthrough shares the stories of many twenty- (and thirty) somethings who are discovering how to work with purpose (and still pay their rent). Despite being shackled by debt, recession, and the jobs crisis—these millennials aren’t motivated by money. Rather, they’re driven to make the world more compassionate, innovative, and sustainable. With practical exercises and resources, this book is essential reading for career changers and anyone passionate about discovering what they want, pursuing work that matters, and reaching their potential.

About the Author
Adam Smiley Poswolsky has inspired young professionals andentrepreneurs to have quarter-life breakthroughs and find fulfilling work through his work as director at The Bold Academy, and as a mentor for the StartingBloc Institute for Social Innovation and the Dell Social Innovation Lab. Smiley writes stories about purpose-driven millennials who are making a positive impact in their communities. His writing has been published in Forbes, GOOD, The Huffington Post, The Hairpin, Positively Positive, and Thought Catalog, among others. He previously worked for the U.S. Peace Corps on special projects including President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. Since graduating from Wesleyan in 2005, he has had eight jobs in six cities in two countries and explored (at least) four different career fields. He can often be found dancing in San Francisco, California.

If you have any questions about the April 29 events or if you want to contact Adam directly, email Makaela Kingsley at the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Date: Tuesday, April 29
Time: noon-10 p.m.
Place: 41 Wyllys and Allbritton 004