You have 80,000 Hours in your career: what will you choose to do with them?
This free workshop will help you find a career you’ll be good at, you’ll enjoy, and that will make a big positive impact on the world. In the past roughly 10-20% of those that have attended the workshop have made large career changes on the day, and over half say we changed what they intend to do with their life.
The workshop will be led by a member of our coaching or research team and will involve multiple short talks and exercises. By the end you’ll have a plan for your career and a clear idea about the best steps to take.
Testimonials from previous attendees
This workshop was absolutely amazing. I would recommend it to anyone who considers social impact a factor in their career plans. This afternoon was probably the most productive afternoon I have had this year.
Harri Besceli, Oxford
I wish I had attended this workshop as a freshman! Surprisingly helpful. Honest, research-backed, career advice from really smart people.
Lynn Yu, MIT
I went in with no idea what I wanted to do – other than a desire to help people – and I’m leaving with clear ideas for first jobs and a plan of action for the next few months
Cat Weston, Cambridge
Amazingly fun and upbeat! Useful, practical tips and insights, and helped me to explain my career goals and why more clearly and succinctly. Thank you.
Jordan Taylor, Yale
- I’ve already read a lot of 80,000 Hours content, is this for me?
We’ll cover all our intro material, so if you’ll find that boring, then it’s not for you. However, if you’d like to spend a day thinking through all the basics and how they apply to your situation, it’ll still be helpful. Many people who’ve been familiar with 80,000 Hours for a while have still found it really useful.
- I’ve already worked for over 6 years, is this for me?
About 70% of the content will be relevant to everyone, while 30% is aimed at people early in their career. If you’re later in your career, it will still be useful, but not as useful as for people early in their careers.
- I’m already decided on an area (e.g. medicine / finance / economics etc). Is it still worth me coming along?
It’ll be less useful, but can still help you with decisions like what speciality to focus on.
- How come this is all free?
We’re an independent nonprofit funded by individual donors. They give to us so that we can help people like you have a greater impact. We don’t accept any corporate sponsorship or advertising fees.
- Can I stay for part of the day?
We’d prefer you not to come in and out. If you only need to miss an hour though that’s OK.
- What if I can’t make a workshop?
We might be back in your area again – stay tuned! However, the workshop is also based on our free online career guide, so you could work through that and use our career planning tool for deciding what to do.
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