Today I’m welcoming the incredible MarySheila McDonald, an attorney who has spent a large part of her career in higher education. The John F. Scarpa Professor of Entrepreneurship, as well as the Director of the Scarpa Center for Entrepreneurship and Law, MarySheila is playing a leading part in the development and expansion of experiential learning for students. She has loads of insight to share when it comes to the intersection of law and business.
Listen in as we discuss the key role of entrepreneurship and the importance of connecting law students with entrepreneurs. MarySheila also shares her insight on career development, how to figure out where your career is going, and what to do next. You'll come away with a deep understanding of her passion for experiential learning, why she is choosing to work longer, and more.
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What You’ll Learn:
- Who MarySheila is and why she is passionate about the intersection of entrepreneurship and law.
- Why entrepreneurship is so important to encourage and foster.
- How MarySheila found out what she didn't want to do and why that was so valuable.
- Why experiential learning is so important to education.
- How MarySheila encourages and helps introverts with networking.
- The hurdles she dealt with in her career and advice to others when deciding what they want to do in life.
Ideas Worth Sharing:
“Entrepreneurs are change agents and extremely important to our economy. They create value—they create jobs. They’re not always inventors, but they see new combinations of things and are always looking ahead.” - MarySheila McDonald
“The biggest adrenaline rush for me is working with students. I believe education empowers us to reach our potential. It’s a powerful way to lift up individuals and the community.” - MarySheila McDonald
“Networking is extremely important, and you’ll never get a chance to make another first impression.” - MarySheila McDonald
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