I help get Roadtrip Nation into the hands of students and educators.
I spend most days on the phone with educators talking about the benefits of Roadtrip Nation. I tour them through our material and answer any questions they have. I do a lot of research about current trends in the education sector so that I can anticipate any needs or concerns they may have. My favorite part of working in this field is that I get to talk to so many different people every day and form connections based on the success of all students. On some days I travel a lot!
It would be helpful to have some (in)formal training in public speaking, time management, ability to navigate the internet quickly and efficiently, and the ability to understand the needs and motivations of others.
Here's the first step for high school students
Involve yourself with people who are nothing like you. This kind of early exposure increases your adaptability later on. Being involved also helps you to start managing a busy schedule, prioritizing what must get done vs. what can be done later/tomorrow.
"Don't work in underserved communities, you'll feel helpless and become depressed." "You'll never make any money." "Why are you moving so far away?"