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Taking Risks in Your Career


Annie Wang
Co-founder, CPO, and Creative Director, Her Campus Media

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About This Class

How can you break away from the norm to shape your career path? Learn how you can seize opportunity and embrace risks.


  • Intro 0:51
  • Pivotal Moments: My Story 2:38
  • Confronting Pivotal Moments & Embracing Risk 3:57
  • Making Pivotal Moments Happen 2:56


• Identify risk opportunities in your career.
• Learn how to handle risks when presented.
• Use risk opportunties to enhance your career.
• Understand how to position yourself in order to gain more risk opportunities.

About the Instructor(s)


Annie Wang
Co-founder, CPO, and Creative Director
Her Campus Media

Annie drives innovation across all of Her Campus’s multimedia platforms, including,, College Fashion Week, the Her Campus Blogger Network, the Study Break email newsletter, and the Her Campus Shop. She leads creative, technical, and user experience strategy to build products that support and amplify Her Campus’s unique offerings while serving its 5.9+ million users in a fresh and cohesive way and oversees the manifestation of the iconic Her Campus brand. Annie has been named to Inc.’s 30 Under 30, Businessweek’s 25 Under 25, Forbes’s All-Star Student Entrepreneurs, Glamour’s 20 Amazing Young Women, Boston Business Journal’s Innovation All-Stars, and The Boston Globe’s 25 Most Stylish Bostonians. She has served as a National Women’s Health Week Ambassador, McDonald’s Education Workshop tour speaker, and a MassChallenge Alumna-in-Residence, and she is an entrepreneurship mentor with BUILD Boston. In 2010, Annie took a leave of absence from her undergraduate studies at Harvard College to work on Her Campus full time. She was studying visual and environmental studies and psychology, and freelancing as a graphic designer and web developer. In her spare time, Annie enjoys decorating her apartment, playing video games with her husband, trying different types of granola, accumulating gift wrapping supplies, discovering efficiency hacks, and dreaming about hosting a tea party in the apparently never-arriving future. Follow Annie on Twitter: @annie_wang and Instagram: @anniewang

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