I recently sat down with Fall 2014 participant, Kristina Miller, to discuss her Praxis experience, what she’s working on now, and what’s up next.
Kristina Miller is an entrepreneur and digital marketing professional who is passionate about challenging conventional wisdom and discovering personal freedom. She is currently co-founding a company which aims to help Latinos build small businesses by providing digital marketing and consulting services. Kristina joined Praxis immediately after graduating from college.
Kristina, what value have you received from the program?
Praxis has immersed me in a culture of creative destruction and connected me to a network of passionate people who inspire me to set higher standards for myself and my work. I’ve learned how to create value for the marketplace, and I’ve developed a clearer sense of direction for my career. I now feel confident to take control of my future.
What will you be doing after Praxis?
After completing the program, I will be co-founding a company that provides digital marketing and consulting services for Latinos starting small businesses. I plan to start in Columbus, OH and eventually expand to communities in other areas.
What was your favorite curriculum module?
I loved the Business module, because it sparked lots of ideas about how I can practically apply my passions in ways that create value for other people. Learning from successful entrepreneurs about the unique ways they have structured their businesses helped me evaluate the businesses I’ve worked for and figure out how to improve on their strengths and weaknesses.
What was your business partner experience like?
I gained valuable experience working with two business partners in very different industries. I first worked for a cotton gin technology manufacturer in Lubbock, TX, where I launched a customer training program and designed bilingual technical documents. I now work for a digital marketing firm in Charleston, SC performing Search Engine Optimization.
What would you be doing if you didn’t apply to Praxis?
I had been planning to pursue an MBA after college, because I thought that was the only way to gain credibility and become a leader in business. Thankfully, Praxis saved me from all that wasted time and helped me realize that traditional credentials don’t signal anything other than the ability to comply with conventional standards.
Want to join Kristina and break the mold? Apply for our Fall 2015 or Winter 2016 Class to spend ten months working and learning with entrepreneurs.