How do I start a Career in Social Entrepreneurship?

I am very curious about a Career in Social Entrepreneurship. Almost everyone seems to be talking about How to start a Career in Social Entrepreneurship, while I want to first develop an understanding of What is a Career in Social Entrepreneurship. I was Googling about a Career in Social Entrepreneurship and was lucky to find: Work/Career-in-Social-Entrepreneurship/english

G K Swamy's outlook!

G K Swamy invested 18 years & 1 month in Social Entrepreneurship. G K Swamy has worked in Social Entrepreneurship as Founder in Purkal Youth Development Society, Dehradun. In G K Swamy's own words, this is how G K Swamy got into Social Entrepreneurship: "I started Purakal Youth Development Society, a fee free school for poor children in 1998. The School has now grown to over 500 students."

Career Video on Social Entrepreneurship

In a video, G K Swamy has talked about various aspects of a Career in Social Entrepreneurship. G K Swamy started by explaining Social Entrepreneurship as: "Social entrepreneurship is the use of the techniques by start up companies and other entrepreneurs to develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues. This concept may be applied to a variety of organizations with different sizes, aims, and beliefs." It was an amazing video with great information.

It was a welcome change to see the video touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Social Entrepreneurship, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Social Entrepreneurship. G K Swamy touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Contextual Knowledge
  • Management
  • Law
  • Accounting
Sills and success goes hand in hand. One needs to get a hold of essential skills.
G K Swamy then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Social Entrepreneurship:
  • Networking
  • Motivation
  • Communication
There are great positives of this Career.
G K Swamy believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Social Entrepreneurship:
  • Self Actualization
  • Self Transcendence
After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
And, G K Swamy believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Social Entrepreneurship:
  • Challenges of Entrepreneurship
  • 100% Surrender
  • Personal priorities at backseat
  • Personal Conduct

In the final section of the video G K Swamy talks about How a day goes in a Career in Social Entrepreneurship. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Social Entrepreneurship, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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This video on a Career in Social Entrepreneurship opened my eyes to a completely new perspective and got me interested in LifePage. You can engage in Career Planning using LifePage. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 LifePage is Career Counseling 2.0 - while most platforms continue to use age old psychometric tests to identify hidden skills and interests of individuals. LifePage has turned the tables completely with an Awareness based approach. Read about them on:

Similar Career List on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

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