There is no cookie cutter path to finding a career with social impact. Making an impact in your day to day work is no longer limited to a job with a non-profit organization. With a general trend towards social responsibility in the US and around the world, there are a number of new career tracks in impact and limitless ways to arrive to your ideal position.
After studying Spanish for years, I landed in Madrid for my study abroad and couldn’t understand a thing! Truth be told, my Spanish was still BASIC! Fast forward ten years - after some time living in Latin America, and traveling throughout the region, I am now much closer to being an advanced speaker. However, I also have a much better understanding of what it means to be fluent in a language. Here are some tips and resources I have used in my language journey:
Retreats are becoming more and more popular as vacationers look to grow and develop themselves both personally and professionally. As Seneca said, "Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind."
The physical change in location can facilitate an internal change in perspective. I know when I travel, I'm always more open to things. This can be especially helpful when contemplating a career shift and is why career exploration retreats can be particularly beneficial.
Venture with Impact is thrilled to be launching retreats in San Miguel de Allende this coming year. There is so much we love about this magical town in central Mexico! Why is San Miguel so special? Here are the top reasons you need to check it out for yourself:
The infographic details the pre-program, during-program, and post-program, objectives for an international volunteering project, along with the questions one should ask oneself while trying to make an ethical and sustainable impact.
“I did a lot of soul searching whilst in Thailand – the place just lends itself to inner-tuition – and I really started to think about what the next steps are for me, personally.”
Now companies can team up with Venture with Impact to create customized programs for employee engagement and retention.
New ideas are necessary to attract and retain good talent. Socially responsible employee benefit programs and team retreats can be an attractive solution to this problem, which any company can implement. The keyword is: Skills-based Volunteering.
Traveling is prime reading time. Sitting at a café alternating between people watching and reading is one of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon while on vacation. It’s also one of the times I can focus and think bigger picture about my own life and career. Here are a few to inspire you on the next leg of your journey!
We are excited to announce a collaboration with Pivot Journeys, an organization that offers experiences for career growth and development. Both Venture with Impact and Pivot Journeys strongly believe that international travel can have a positive impact on your career, whether you are negotiating your role or trying to figure out what comes next. With that in mind, we are sharing an inspiring post by Pivot Journeys, "How Travel Fuels your Career". So pack your laptop to work and travel inspired by the world around you. Your career will thank you!
How can travelers enjoy the world around them while promoting sustainable travel and even making a positive impact in the process?
Do your employees need a workation? Venture with Impact illustrates how remote work coupled with pro-bono can benefit you and your staff.
Professionals working remotely or seeking a digital nomad lifestyle may find themselves lacking certain skills. Here are a variety of options to take flexible online courses to amp up different areas! Whether you are working, volunteering or balancing the two, these options can give you a boost.
Carly Thurman describes her interest in Venture with Impact, and how she plans to use skills based volunteering to further her knowledge in fair trade and work with local entrepreneurs.
Productivity advice for working remotely around the world from Jessica Yubas: veteran digital nomad, remote work advocate and location independent lifestyle coach, and author of Go Remote School’s newest online course, “How to Be a Productive Remote Worker While Traveling.”
Whether you work from home, internationally, or with a global team, there are many common misconceptions about remote work. I’ve gone ahead and broken down some of the top myths about the field to shed some light on the true world of remote workers and some of the under-appreciated benefits.
I've put together a quick guide to some of my favorite transportation options around the world, some of the lesson’s I’ve learned along the way and some money saving tips.
Today we're highlighting the work of our past Trujillo, Peru program volunteer Jennifer Tanner and looking at the positive social impacts she's helped to generate on both local and global levels.
Today we're highlighting the work of our past Trujillo, Peru program volunteer Shannon Sanzone and looking at the positive social impacts she's helped to generate on both local and global levels.
Conscientious tips on how your travels can be meaningful and beneficial to not only yourself but to the people you meet along the way.