Amelia Wattenberger - Senior Journalist-Engineer at Polygraph/The Pudding

Amelia and David discuss their career growth paths and how they discovered the careers that work for them, as well as how to stand out from the crowd and find jobs that carry personal importance
Talking Points:
  • Definition of Design
  • Types of Learning Environments
  • Setting Yourself Apart
  • Designing Your Career 
  • Becoming A Known Quantity
Quotable Quotes:
  • “People thrive in a lot of different environments.” - AW
  • “Being able to do so many things … I was able to find out what worked best for me and what area of the stack I enjoyed working in the most.” - AW
  • “Figure out what really excites them, and lean into it to figure out a way to make a name for yourself.” - AW
  • “Think about what projects you’d like to work on and highlight that in your portfolio.” - AW
  • “[ From doing research on the internet ] I’ve gotten a sense of what it’s like to work in different niches.” - AW
  • “I would look for companies whose work I am really excited about.” - AW
  • “It’s really important for me to be excited about the work I do.” - AW
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