Chapter 5. Rally for a Cause

—Jennifer Allyn (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP)

When Jennifer Allyn talks about her career, she gets right to the big questions—such as how to live a good life, how to solve social problems, and how to help make this a better world. Here’s the thing about people like Jennifer: They have a huge amount of drive and can achieve amazing things. The drawback: Sometimes people with causes end up working in low-paying jobs at struggling nonprofit agencies. Jennifer’s story shows how rallying for a cause can land you in a great job—especially if you rally for your own cause as well as the cause of the greater good. And even if your job isn’t directly related to a social cause, if you focus on the way your job helps people, you ...

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