As part of the Technology as a Profession Series, Jared Mrozinske will present a talk entitled "Rehumanizing the Workforce".
The presentation and discussion is open to everyone.
I am the product of a liberal arts education as I graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication from Purdue University, and a specialty in public speaking. With that in mind, you could imagine how lost I felt when deciding what career to choose. I had a great education. I learned how to learn, problem-solve, think critically, and communicate and articulate an idea to a wide array of audiences. With that, I started my career in higher education fundraising, at Notre Dame. That gave me the foundational skill of cultivating relationships and being a passionate advocate of something I believed in. That work took me to Northern California every other week, for many years, as I met with members of the Notre Dame family and helped to fundraise for the University. In turn, I met a whole new network of startup entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and tech giants. I found myself bitten by the startup bug, and I went on the become the Business Development Director for two high-growth startups. That work allowed me to better understand the tech world, sell SAAS model technology to F500 companies, and be on the cutting edge of an exciting industry.
Now, I have come back to Notre Dame to share my story, and talk to students about both my successes and my failures. The underlying theme always being that the foundational arts and letters education I received truly allowed me to do anything I felt passionate about. It gave me the confidence to go from the comfort of higher education fundraising to the rocket-ship pace of Silicon Valley startup life.
"How Will You Measure Your Life?" by Clayton M. Christensen