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Career Exploration



Living with Lyft, or traveling the country sleeping on couches and making money by using my car as a taxi, has made it possible to explore a world of careers options, have in-depth conversations with the people who work them, and even do some shadowing.


The following is just a list of the jobs of all the people with whom I’ve stayed while Couchsurfing; the list does not include who I met while Lyfting, people I've befriended while traveling, or jobs I've interviewed for, shadowed, or otherwise observed along the way.

The purpose of this list is to exemplify just how effective Living with Lyft is for the exploration of jobs and generating networking opportunities.

Florida:
Travel Agent
Food Safety Sales
Mechanic
Technical Account Manager
Real Estate Investor

Georgia:
Computer Programmer
Registered Nurse

Tennessee:
Entrepreneur
Power Plant Radiation Protection Technician

Alabama:
Retired Retail Worker

Mississippi:
Air-force Pilot
VP Sales multi-national Agricultural Firm

Louisiana:
Au Pair

Texas:
Jeweler
Oil Field Engineer
Navy Chief
Construction Contractor/Multi-Business Owner
Landscape Architect
Retired Army Captain
Financial Analyst
Psychology Student/Singer

Technical Sales

New Mexico:
Forensic Psychology Student
Registered Nurse
Yoga Instructor
Public Defender

Colorado:
Tattoo/Piercing Artist

Utah:
Quality Control Engineer
Computer Programmer

Nevada:
Insurance Adjuster

Arizona:
Food Scientist

Oregon:
Mechanic
Teacher

Washington:
Master Staircase Builder

California:
Special Education Teacher
Property Appraiser
Computer Programmer
Pharmacy Student
Project Manager
Registered Nurse
Surrogate Mother
Property Appraiser
Carpenter
Manager
Psychiatrist
Financial Accountant
Ex Military turned Model
Tour Guide
PhD Student
Retired Military

Idaho:
Social Work and Criminal Justice AmeriCorps Volunteer
Public Safety for the CDC

 ...and the list continues.