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Career: The Myth of the Jack of All Trades

Have you heard the phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none”?

It’s meant to communicate that if you’re spending your energy learning or doing a little bit of everything, you won’t have the energy, time, or focus you need to accomplish one goal very well. The problem with this, of course, is that we’re a species which lives nearly 100 years, and we do a lot with ourselves in that time.

Are you ready for a new challenge?

If you’ve achieved mastery in your intended discipline, well done! But if you’ve reached a point in your life and/or career in which you are ready for a new challenge, you might be wondering how you can best expand your repertoire, enhance your current position, or potentially move outwards into another skill set entirely.

Add to your skill set without going back to college.

Working in the looming shadow of the Great Recession, we are all a little more aware of what skills are indispensable. Adding another tool to your collection, enhancing your resume, or broadening the scope of your abilities is never a bad idea. And thanks to breakthroughs in online and practitioner-led education, you don’t have to go back to a traditional college setting to add that new skill. Find the right class, and you can move very fast.

The SIC has the classes you need, with actionable content from the experts.

When you are ready to pick up that new skill, the Stamford Innovation Center has the classes you need to build on what you already know, or teach you something entirely new. The cool thing is that our instructors are experts who are working in their field every day!

You never know what direction coding or social media savvy can take you. And if there is another skill you’d like to pick up, just let us know!

Click here for the list of classes in the “Career” category of our Innovation Ed. Program.
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