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What do you want to be when you grow up?

Traditionally we have told students that if they work hard at school and get good results they can go to university and upon graduation will get a good job.

The story we traditionally told students

Such stories are no longer true (I wonder whether they were ever true for many people). Our career pathways are more complex than that. Here's my story -

We need to reassure young people that there are multiple routes to success.

Individual fulfilment and Universal wellbeing

I was a failure at school, but have ended up as a professor of education - anything is possible. Exams are not a great indicator of whether or not you will lead a fulfilling life that contributes to our universal well being.

Acknowledgement: Thanks to Jodie Mowczko for suggesting representing careers as stepping stones.

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