“What if I don’t know what I want to do for my career? Can I still participate in Praxis?”
This is one of the most common questions we get from people interested in the program.
Here’s the short answer: absolutely.
In fact, the majority of participants who do the program start off without that knowledge. The program is designed to help you discover and achieve the things that help you come alive, and by the end of the year, you’ll have a much clearer picture of what you want to do with your career.
As our founder Isaac Morehouse wrote recently:
Working at a company will help you discover what things you are really good at and, perhaps more importantly, those you are really bad at. You’ll know what kinds of things are a waste of your time and require someone else and what things you should focus on – you’ll find your own 80/20 split.
This has been my own experience working with both Praxis and the other companies I’ve partnered with since I dropped out of college. You learn so much more about your personal and professional goals by participating in the real world and creating value at a real company.
It’s stuff you simply can’t get in the classroom.
So any job will help me do this?
Yes, actually. One of the most valuable experiences I had as a young person was working in shipping and receiving for my father and at Pita Pit during my freshman year of college. Any job is a step in the right direction.
Praxis takes it a step further though.
Our program doesn’t just get you an entry-level job or an internship. We offer an immersive apprenticeship and coaching program that is far and above what the average young professional gets on the job.
I like to think of it as 2 years of work experience in less than one year. Participants have the opportunity to speak with CEOs, network with professionals and mentors all around the country, and take on highly valuable professional projects at their business partners. You’ll learn far more about your ultimate career goals through our apprenticeship than you will at the majority of entry-level positions.
If you’re currently unsure about your career goals and are interested in the program, don’t worry. Praxis exists for you.