Speaker looks to motivate students

Sean Aiken graduated and didn’t know what he wanted to do, so he found a unique way of figuring it out.

Sean Aiken graduated from college and didn’t know what he wanted to do for a career or generally with his life.

Instead of taking the first job that came along, he found a unique way of figuring it out, which he called  The One Week Job Project.

Aiken began a journey across North America in which he worked 52 jobs in 52 weeks hoping to find his career passion.

His sojourn over the course of the year has since been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The Globe & Mail, on CNN, 20/20, The Rachael Ray Show, Good Morning America, MTV, CBC, CTV, and countless other media outlets around the world.

He has also written a book on his career seeking adventure called  The One Week Job Project.

Aiken realized he hadn’t started on his own journey. He’d started a movement.

Thousands of people began following his adventures. They commented on the website, and wrote about the journey on their blogs.

High school, college and university students were relieved to find others uncertain of their careers.

Baby boomers wrote how they’d found the courage to change their jobs, or go back to school and discover their passions once again.

Aiken will be speaking to students at eight different secondary and middle schools during his week long visit in Kelowna.