Article: “10 unexpected career lessons I learned from improv”

A career article on Idealist caught my attention today, and I thought I’d share it with you here on our advisor blog. In “10 unexpected career lessons I learned from improv”, author Lawrese Brown reflects on the transferability of skills and experiences from her beginner-level improv course to her day-to-day work. As a former student and performer of improv, this article resonated with me, as I see the practical benefits of my improv training every day, particularly as it relates to working in team settings, actively listening to students and colleagues, responding to unexpected events, and taking risks.

Career and skill development can happen in many ways, and this article shows how a fun activity can have a broader impact on someone. What are some other fun ways you might develop skills to advance your career?