Higher education student @Columbia, advocate for #MOOCs, amateur food photographer, international traveler, & lifelong learner.
When you get a job — any job — you aren’t given just that job, but rather the keys to the building. It’s up to you to decide where they will take you.
You should attend a meeting when: a) you believe your presence will change the outcome in a leveraged manner, or b) you will be much more effective as a result of being there.
Your career is defined by your skills and how you’ve used them, not by any external measure of your progress.