This summer I've been thinking a lot about some of the fantastic people I've met as founder of Study Abroad Careers. I've interviewed all sorts people who were willing to share about their study abroad career, their international education job search, or their entrepreneurial journey. Sometimes I knew the person, other times it was a phone call, Skype, or email with a stranger. Regardless of the connection - real or virtual - expanding my network of professionals has been the greatest reward to grow from Study Abroad Careers. Which brings me to Sinclair.
One of my favorite collaborations came in 2016 after a Twitter connection with a total stranger. I reached out to Sinclair because I admired all the good he was putting out into the world. He just had this energizing positive spirit that sparked my creative side. He was kind enough to partner with Study Abroad Careers on a fun project to support study abroad job seekers with #MyHappyMail. You can read more about it here. We still get requests for Happy Mail by the way ;-)
Since our collaboration, I've continued to follow Sinclair on social media and subscribe to his weekly newsletter, Sinclair.ity. I've watched him hone in on his life purpose and find new ways to engage and support others in higher education and beyond. He now has a podcast, has been doing public speaking engagements, shares his fitness and mental health journey, and remains true/vulnerable throughout it all. I've loved watching from afar but decided to tag in with him recently just to get an update and ask if he'd send me a quick video update for all of you.
If you are in the middle of a study abroad job search or just trying to figure out what's next in life, I encourage you to consider adding Sinclair to your daily dose of pick-me-ups. As a person who is probably more stuck in the middle that I want to admit, I find interjecting positive into my life has a contagious effect.
Over the coming months I plan to provide updates on the people featured on this site in the hopes that you can continue to learn from their stories. Is there someone you want to hear from? Just let us know in the comments.