Nic Lauten

Nic Lauten

Director of Community Involvement


Krochet Kids international

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Wanted to pursue a law degree because I thought it would make me successful.
Realized that I wanted to help people and learn about other cultures.
Visited other countries on short trips.
Decided to spend more time overseas.
Joined my friends' idea to start an international nonprofit.
Spent a year in Uganda.
Came back to the US and had to work lots of side jobs because we weren't making any money.
Started getting a full salary on staff at the nonprofit as we continue to grow.

Education

High School
Bachelor
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Vanguard University of Southern California

Career

Director of Community Involvement

I plan events and coordinate people's involvement in a cause

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Entrepreneurship
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

In a typical day I'll spend some time doing the following: -Coordinate what events our organization will have a space at, and what we'll do there. -Plan details for events that we're hosting. -Work with others on our marketing team to craft upcoming campaigns. -Communicate with schools, churches and other organizations in ways they can learn from and support our organization.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Traveling, getting to know lots of different types of people, learning what people get excited about and how they interact with causes.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Get involved with a nonprofit organization you believe in! Volunteer, learn their work, help in any way possible!

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Something involving people!

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"Success looks like a well paying job, nice clothes, and a nice car."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial