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Shaping the future we want to see

November 1, 2018
Sethuraman Panchanathan
Dr. Panchanathan

Like many people across the globe, Panch grew up in a home where his parents encouraged his enthusiasm for education and future career path by asking the all-familiar question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

 While that question may have had a simple answer and a straightforward approach at one time, today’s changing educational and professional landscape begs a better query: “What problems do you want to solve in your lifetime?”

The latter question requires reflection and assessment that reaches far beyond traditional academic abilities or vocational preferences and encourages a thoughtful interpretation of personal strengths, passions and competencies, and represents the first critical, meaningful step on the path to the future of work.