Seth Godin's Blog had an interesting post today. "Graduate school for unemployed college students". I am employeed (THANKFULLY!!) but at this time I have chosen not to pursure a graduate degree. However the concept of continuing to learn and acquire new skills after your under-grad is a worthwhile/great idea! I have gone over his list and created a list of my own.
- Spend twenty hours a week running a project for a non-profit. (Which has really turned out to be @ Mrs. B's Tea Parlor
- Teach yourself Java, HTML, Flash, PHP and SQL. (I have started to design websites for small businesses)
- Volunteer to coach or assistant coach a kids sports team. (I might volunteer for Jr High Ministry again)
- Start, run and grow an online community. (I have started the online following for Mrs. B's Tea)
- Give a speech a week to local organizations. (This might end up being training/information talks on social/ viral marketing and Value add- marketing)
- Write a regular newsletter or blog about an industry you care about. (See http://www.mrsbsteaparlor.com/)
- Learn a foreign language fluently. (I think it would be helpful to start taking a spanish class)
- Write three detailed business plans for projects in the industry you care about. ( I wrote a business plan for Mrs. B's)
- Self-publish a book. (Interesting! Might have to start on this one)
- Run a marathon. (I wish- maybe not a marathon, but start getting in shape!)
I will have to think on this and add to the list!