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How I Launched My Career… posts from President Obama, Oprah Winfrey and more!

How I Launched My Career
The critical lessons learned from first jobs, with posts from President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and more.

Here’s the Scoop: Why My First Job Mattered
by President Obama
Feb 25, 2016

Scooping ice cream is tougher than it looks. Rows and rows of rock-hard ice cream can be brutal on the wrists. As a teenager working behind the counter at Baskin-Robbins in Honolulu, I was less interested in what the job meant for my future and more concerned about what it meant for my jump shot.

My first summer job wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it taught me some valuable lessons. Responsibility. Hard work. Balancing a job with friends, family, and school.


By Trisha Doyle
Trisha Doyle Career Coach and Student Help Desk Manager Trisha Doyle