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Maven Careers Defined

Mavens are “in the know”, they are adventurous, people persons. Mavens communicate, invite and gather people together. Life is all about experiences for this group. They are risk-takers. These individuals are the ones that can talk someone into doing almost anything. They see beauty in unusual places, and they are super creative. Mavens are conversationalists, and they often leap then look. Career options include jobs involving art, design, music, communication, media, marketing, sales, leadership, hospitality, and tourism.

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Learn About the Future of Retail from Expert: Alex Baloga

Advice For Maven, Naturalist, and Specialist Career Seekers:
1. The food industry, like the retail industry, will continue to evolve.
2. There are great paying jobs in the food industry.
3. Some of the largest employers in PA are in the food industry.
4. Don’t be afraid to take chances and try new things.

Learn about Strategic Leadership, Education, and College Admissions from Industry Leader: Cameron McCoy

Advice for Processor Career Seekers:
Students don’t always need to follow a linear model. In some cases, colleges give credit for outside learning experiences. Lehigh is looking into using Blockchain.
Students should start thinking about the Admissions process early and don’t wait until their senior year
Students should understand who they are and what they are looking for, consider regionality, understand the cost of higher ed.
University alumni and upperclassmen can serve as mentors to help steer students toward future jobs in the field they are interested in and persuade students to look at different options if there are no potential opportunities in the future
Learn from mistakes and continue to grow

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Skills College Music Education Majors Need

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Impacts of COVID on Recording and Production

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Music for Comfort or Healing

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