One of the hottest topics in the world right now is regarding Britain’s exit from the European Union, fondly known as “Brexit.” On the June 28, 2016 episode of Career Advancement, we honed in on the topic of Brexit and what that means for careers and the future of jobs in the market. We discussed what Brexit really means, the air of uncertainty surrounding Brexit, and how this event will make an impact even here in the United States. Based on Ms. Desai’s future career thoughts and plans, this was a great topic to discuss for all ages, especially millennials. The common theme throughout the discussion is focused on the idea of uncertainty and adapting to change.
So why does Brexit matter and why should we care about it here in the US? This topic was inspired by Ms. Desai and how Brexit has already started to affect her future career. Currently a student, Ms. Desai has looked at London to be her future home, a place where she wants to establish herself and her career. We shed some light on the idea of working in a globalized economy, and touched on the what Brexit means for those looking to work in Europe or for a European company here in the US. We also looked at what tolerance of uncertainty means for careers and jobs, focusing in on the ability to go with the flow and adapt to the constantly changing market in order to advance and be happy. The tolerance of uncertainty includes exploring curiosity, persistence, flexibility, optimism, and risk taking.
What They Mean:
Curiosity: new learning
Persistence: exerting effect despite setbacks
Flexibility: fluidity in attitude and circumstances
Optimism: sight for seeing new opportunities and possibilities
Komal Desai is currently a student at The University of Texas at Austin. She is working towards her Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a focus in Finance. Ms. Desai has played an active role in the startup community, working for Beautylish Boutiques based in San Francisco and Appspire.me in Austin.