The SoFi Career Retreat

The ‘SoFi Accelerate’ is an event series for ambitious millennials looking to break away, look beyond, and get ahead in their careers.

…yes please?

The aim is to give attendees the time and space to think big—as well as the tools and structures to make their career goals happen.

Combining creative visioning and leadership exercises, career strategy sessions with SoFi career advisors, and inspirational talks from unconventional thinkers like Gretchen Rubin, author of New York Times bestseller The Happiness Project.

Recently, SoFi held an event in New York which I unfortunately couldn’t make, so I caught up with them to get ALL the details.

The thing I loved most? That there was no need for business cards. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I can’t stand when you go to a networking event and someone’s aim is just to give out as many business cards as possible.

Like, if you aren’t valuing who you give your contact details to, that concerns me.

So how did they get around it? Basically, you just tap your name badge against the person’s badge you want to connect with and you’re both emailed with each other’s contact details! So instead of focusing on the boring stuff, you can get to know someone for who they are and not what they do.

They also did something else really fancy with networking which I LOVED. Everyone received name tags with a shape next to our names and a color coded lanyard. These shapes and colors were later revealed to correspond with the attendees tendency (color) as defined by Gretchen Rubin and career goals (shape).

If you’re running an event any time soon, I encourage you to take note! These guys really know what they’re doing.

I digress.

This retreat was a great place for ambitious millennials to gather and get completely clear on their vision and I couldn’t be more behind that. It’s often SO hard to find the space and time to sit and work on your vision and your goals, but without them, do you even know where you’re going?

I definitely recommend that you check them out and try and attend an event in future. This post is not sponsored in any way, I was just recently lucky enough to meet a couple of SoFi girls and just love how this company is thinking about finance in a totally different way.

I challenge YOU to start thinking about two things.

  1. How can you manage your finances better?
  2. Are your really clear and specific enough on your vision?

Have a great weekend!


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