All Careers Considered: The Importance of Diversity in Your Network with Alan Bacon

All Careers Considered can be found wherever you get your podcasts, like Spotify and Apple Podcasts. View the transcript of this episode. 

Alan Bacon graduated in 2003 with his degree in Criminal Justice and African American Studies. He currently serves as the Senior Director for the Social Innovation Fund for the United Way of Central Indiana, which is ainitiative dedicated to fighting poverty in central Indiana.  In this episode, Alan shares how his experience in performing arts, specifically with the IU Soul Revue, really shaped his identity as a creative, dynamic young leader. He also shares advice on how to build your network and stay vigilant even the unexpected happens. Enjoy the episode and don’t forget to subscribe to All Careers Considered wherever you get your podcasts. This is the last episode of this season of the podcast but stay tuned for Season 4 with Molly which will air in January! 

Additional Resources:
To connect with Alan, please visit his profile on LinkedIn. 

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