Friday, September 11, 2015

From Big Career to Big Charitable Funding

Photo by George Hodan



80,000 Hours is an interesting concept that came from two Oxford University students in 2011. From their website:  

Our aim is to help as many people as possible lead high-impact careers.

We do this by providing career advice for talented young people who want to have a social impact.

Over a third of young graduates want to make a difference with their careers, but they have little idea what to do—many think it’s a choice between working in the social sector or giving up and “selling out.” Existing career advice either doesn’t address the question of how to have a social impact, isn’t based on much research, or doesn’t have much in the way of concrete, comprehensive advice.

As a result, each year, much of the potential impact of our most talented young people is wasted, either because they end up in low-impact jobs or because they turn away from the idea of making a difference altogether. Our goal is to help our users get the meaningful careers they want, funneling more talent toward the world’s most pressing social problems.





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