Weekend Wisdom

Michelle Manket ’06

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“Develop a strong sense of self.”
“Kent Place equipped me with the confidence to navigate my career and take calculated risks. By pushing me to challenge myself and explore a wide range of classes and extracurricular activities, I developed a strong sense of self, which has guided me through college and my professional career.
 
“This has been particularly relevant in my most recent job transition when I left the corporate world to join the six-person startup Scouted. My confidence has helped me tackle the everyday challenges of the startup world, while also understanding my limitations and being comfortable enough to ask for help when I need it.
 
“Scouted is a platform that leverages technology to match entry-level talent to opportunities based on key-drivers of long-term potential such as EQ and grit, on top of skills and experience. I love being in an empowering community led by female co-founders and helping to match our candidates with exciting and interesting jobs that can launch the trajectory of their successful careers, just as Kent Place provided the foundation and springboard for my accomplishments.”

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Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.