CAREERS WITH PURPOSE: Panel Discussion and Interactive Group Discussion

Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 6:00pm to 8:30pm

This is a past event.

As We Dwell 1131 East 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Are you stuck in a job you don't like? Or maybe you already do something you are good at, and even like, but now something is tugging at want to contribute, make a difference, do something more than just having a "job."

There is no higher satisfaction than knowing your work has an impact. It is more than a paycheck, more than a passion, it keeps you connected to your purpose, and your community, maybe even the world.

Come ready to:
Be INSPIRED by others who quit a more traditional or "safe" career to do what they love
LEARN FROM SUCCESSFUL CAREER CHANGERS who already took the leap - and landed successfully
What does it take to find the COURAGE to make the change
What listening to your calling feels like - and when it's just your emotions instead
How to honor ALL of you, and stop feeling torn between making money and life
How non-business people LEARN business when motivated enough
Meet and hear from four amazing people who changed careers - leaving jobs that didn't feed their spirits to embark on professions or businesses that they love and feel passionate about.

Psst: This is NOT going to be your typical panel discussion

Meet the panelists:

W.F. UMI HSU, PhD (pronouns: they/them) is a strategic designer and public humanist who engages with research and organizing agendas for equity in arts, technology, and civic life. Hsu leads design strategy and digital initiatives at the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. They advise Cultural Research Network, Center for Cultural Innovation, LA Counts, Arts for LA, and Society of Ethnomusicology and leads civic sound collective LA Listens. Hsu has received fellowships and awards from National Endowment for the Arts, American Council for Learned Society, Shuttleworth Foundation, GovTech, and LA Metro and teaches at ArtCenter College of Design and USC Marshall School of Business.

JOE ALTEPETER is the Director of Vocational Education & Social Enterprise at Downtown Women’s Center’s MADE by DWC. His role includes program development in literacy, job-readiness skills, and supportive counseling to enhance employment opportunities and personal stability for homeless and underemployed women. In addition, he oversees the revenue growth strategies of an expanding social enterprise where retail, product design, and job-readiness programming meet commerce. In his position, Joe provides notable impact to nearly 1,000 homeless women annually who are working toward goals of personal stability through education and employment. He is also the President of SEA-LA - the Los Angeles Chapter of Social Enteprise Alliance.

SARAH JUNG - Educator turned entrepreneur, Sarah takes coworking to a new level by integrating retail shop, event space, and coworking all in one. Her space, As We Dwell, is an eclectic environment that engages the local community to congregate, and inspires people to embrace their unique creativity. She is also the founder of Faithful Artisans, a shop centered around sustainable goods, restored products and impacting people. She partners with local artists to collectively share curated and handcrafted pieces.

KIRSTEN KOROT - Kirsten's work combines sound healing and nature. From meditating with baby goats, to hiking with wolves (really!), Kirsten's events bring together her love of coaching, sound healing, nature and adventure. Walking or hiking in nature makes us more effective listeners and inspires us to become more creative and intuitive. It can help us set a path towards fulfilment and happiness. Kirsten’s love of animals gave her the vision to create unique Nature Nurture events where people can experience a unique intimate healing day around animals such as baby goats or wolf ambassadors while also helping to raise funds for organizations such as Oats & Ivy Goat Farm and Apex Protection Project.

Meet at As We Dwell. Arrive and mingle between 6 and 6:25 pm, panel starts promptly at 6:3 pm, followed by audience Q&A. Then stay for guided group activities to get you started on your journey to use what you already know to do something new!

PARKING DETAILS: There is street parking available all around As We Dwell. And there are also parking lots all around in case you cannot find street parking.

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Careers


Students, Alumni


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Career Center
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