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Competencies without a Classroom Podcast: Jay Gosselin

S1 - E13: Jay Gosselin - Mentor U and Discover Year - Learning from Failures
Griffin Jaeger
December 4, 2020

If you’re nearing the end of your high school days and are finding yourself feeling anxious or stressed about life after high school, you’re not alone. The truth is, you don't need to have an answer.  90% of 17-year-olds change ideas or pathways by the time they're 25. You will change, you will fail, and learning from failures is what matters.

Meet Jay Gosselin, Founder of Mentor U and Discover Year. Mentor U is a career and leadership development company with a focus on building transferable skills in students and professionals.  Through working for a university and liaising at college fairs, Jay was baffled by how stressed students were about post-high school life. This led him to create Discover Year, a purposeful gap year program focused on key competencies, life planning, decision-making, cultural awareness, and so much more.

In this episode, we chat about topics including:

  • Understanding that you don't have to have all of the answers
  • The value of taking the time to try new things, experience different areas, and meet new people
  • Learning from failures and using failure as an opportunity to open new doors
  • Identifying what compels you to keep going
  • How to gain self-awareness
  • Taking action

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Griffin Jaeger

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