Amanda Lang Shares Secrets of Career Success
Bestselling Author and Bloomberg North Journalist Amanda Lang has made a career of asking provocative questions. Not just on the anchor desk, but behind the scenes researching more about a subject or speaking with career mentors.
At the recent fireside chat event hosted by the Career Development Centre (CDC) at Schulich, Lang shared how she got into business journalism. After studying architecture in university, she realized it was not her passion and transitioned into journalism. Landing her first job at the Globe and Mail, she credits her curiosity and drive to constantly learn as her main keys to success.
“I was never afraid to ask stupid questions,” Lang said to the audience while adding, “even if you have completed your education and have gained a lot of knowledge, not knowing something is absolutely okay.”
Executive Director of the CDC Rob Hines chatted with Lang on stage during the event, asking questions related to her career, the importance of communication skills and the ability to work in diverse environments.
“Amanda Lang is a great role model for our students. She has demonstrated repeated success in a very competitive industry in major media markets – New York and Toronto,” said Hines. “She has a very sophisticated understanding of the global business landscape and understands the critical components of the talent needed to drive business forward in today’s rapidly changing business environment.”
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