Thriving, promising careers in a sector that regenerates itself daily
To regenerate means to renew, restore, and grow. Your career should do the same.
We can all remember that very first job we had as a kid. Usually, it offered little opportunity for growth other than fattening your thin stack of coins. Yet those first responsibilities taught you about having a role in something bigger than yourself and provided the opportunity to feel rewarded for a job well done. Plus, having your own money is sweet!
In biology, regeneration is the process of renewal, restoration, and growth that makes genomes, cells, organisms, and ecosystems resilient to natural fluctuations or events that cause disturbance or damage. Every species is capable of regeneration, from bacteria to humans. Forests require regeneration in order to maintain their valuable resources. However, we don’t only look at trees to regenerate themselves — we also see people as capable of regenerating. Let’s look at the three principles of regeneration as a framework.
To renew means to resume after interruption. Think of college as the greatest disruption in your life. You go from high school, where you might have a nice part-time job, to the full-time demands of college. Your first job out of college resumes your life. Best to choose well.
To restore means to bring back or reinstate. Thinking of that first job, a career path has the opportunity to bring back that joy of responsibility in ever-increasing levels of work. No one starts at the top, so continually bringing back that simple joy of your first job can restore your vigor and effort. As well as fatten your thinning stack of coins exhausted by college tuition.
To grow means to progress to maturity. Hmmm…that sounds like a lifelong pursuit, doesn’t it? We often hear from well-seasoned and well-accomplished people that they are constantly learning and growing from their experiences. It’s uncanny how this progress to maturity seemingly never ends. And we’re no different. We’ve learned that we need young, energetic, and bright minds to keep our industry moving forward and increasingly sustainable. We’re looking forward to your experiences improving our own maturity.