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Austin Buchan

Austin Buchan

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Austin's work combines: Non-Profit Organizations, Education, and Helping People

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Day In The Life


I oversee the strategic direction of a Texas-based nonprofit working to serve low-income, first-generation students

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    incarnate word academy

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Sociology, General

    Trinity University

  • Certification

    Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies

    University of Pennsylvania

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Social and Community Service Managers:

Bachelor's Degree: Sociology, General

Certification: Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies

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Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Friends:

    "A Sociology major will never make any money - you should switch to a Business major"

  • How I responded:

    What I have found in my 10 years since graduating college is that you need to find something that ignites a deep-seeded passion in you. Instead of asking "what do I want to do for a living", ask yourself, "what problem do I want to solve". Once you have clarity on that answer, you can begin back-filling your educational path in a way that accelerates your trajectory and learning toward solving that problem. Once I found "my problem", everything else fell into place.