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Lee: It’s the Cult/Tech broadcast, I’m Lee Schneider. Joining me today on the show is Jared Chung, founder of careervillage.org. On Career Village, students post request for career advice. The platform matches those requests with an online pool of working professionals, who answer. For educators and others, Career Village represents a new resource to help students succeed. Hey, Jared, welcome to the podcast.
Jared: Thanks for having me.
Lee: So you are crowdsourcing career and school guidance for youth. How did you get the idea to do that?
Jared: So that’s a pretty good description, I mean, crowdsourcing is the core. And the idea came from my own experiences as a young person, trying to get career advice and then as an adult, in my spare time, giving career advice to youth. I guess a little backstory is that, I grew up in New York. And when I was a young person, I was very career-oriented because for me, thinking about what I was gonna do after education meant thinking about how …