oikos MMC Blog Competition: My meaningful career that creates impact

am sure I want a career that makes me happy because I am terrible at things I don´t enjoy (I hate cooking so I can only prepare tea) and that makes me feel miserable and unsatisfied with my existence. Next, I´d love to earn enough money (meaning a lot) because I hate thinking about money. And most of all, I wish to be a part of business that creates positive impact in the environment. I love challenges, changes, creative solutions and new inventions. I would like to work in a company that offers eco-friendly products such as bottles or cups (KeepCup J) or ethical fashion (That would be my Wonderland to work with dresses all the time!) or organic cruelty free cosmetics (LUSH Cosmetics).

By doing my dream job, probably in marketing, I would like to help to spread the message about products that make a difference. I would enjoy inspiring people to buy the product that is reusable, endures or contributes to reducing the waste. So, I would help to tidy up the planet! (My boyfriend would suggest starting with my own closet, but I´ve always thought big.) Reducing the waste doesn´t sound very cool, I guess, but it brings a lot of happiness and beauty in the end (No plastic bags in the seas and oceans, happy healthy turtles, much happier me). So, my dream job should contribute to the reduction of world waste.

I attended some seminars with networking session about social media and communication, which is good way how to meet new people. I also wanted to try to work on totally new project. With my friends we started the website that supports community life in the cities by informing people about news and events organized by their neighbors. Working on this project opens the doors to new contacts from business.

I often find myself wondering, what I should do more to step out of the crowd and what more I should do to meet all requirements and expectations of my future boss. I would welcome more information about what I should know and what I should be good at. Then, I would feel much more relaxed if I knew about more possibilities. I guess that good information is a part of success.

I believe that being the member of oikos is precious experience. It allows meeting interesting people and cooperating with them. I think oikos could help members to find the internships by informing members about possibilities, creating relations with business, organizing networking events and providing members consulting about their careers showing them different options. More than Money Careers could help members by informing about various job possibilities in the field of sustainability, businesses that have tradition but also about those that are new in the market, providing the information about job requirements and advising how to meet them.

I am about to graduate, so in upcoming months I need to finish my final thesis and pass all my exams and state exams including international marketing. I also have duties as oikos president and member of team in the mentioned project. I feel that I need to know more to get the job I dream about (I also feel too young and unprepared for real job and working hours and the daily routine that will probably come.) so I wish to continue in my studies at university abroad. I will continue with building the network of contacts and searching for companies I would like to do an internship in next year.

The following post is by Helena Pospíšilová. Helena is the President of oikos Prague and studies at Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze in the Czech Republic. 


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