From Subway Sandwich Artist to Facebook Product Manager

My four-year journey of personal growth, career pivots and life lessons

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Subway, San Francisco and China

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My first article that showed people how to use Twitter professionally

What I learned:

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The most SF picture I could find — my very first SCRUM board.

OK, show me what you can do. Send me your proposed redesign by the end of the weekend and we’ll see if we want to move forward.

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Part of my redesigned homepage that landed me the internship

What I learned:

I’ve been a little down these past few weeks and have been counting down the days until I’m back in Canada. But I’m starting to put these last few weeks into the context of my summer as a new experience. I’ve never experienced loneliness, full-time work, or tough goodbyes. But having these episodes helps me learn who I am.

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Pitching a Watch OS app I designed at Techcrunch Shanghai!

Big Tech: Microsoft & Tumblr

What I learned:

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Team Pepper in the Microsoft Garage

What I learned:

Hustle into Product

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SF, round 2.
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1 Hacker Way

Everyone really enjoyed speaking with you and I hope that the feeling was mutual. Before we can make a final decision on your candidacy, we would like to schedule a 30 minute follow up VC for you with the Director for the RPM program on this Friday

Conclusion

I’d like to leave you with three core lessons that I’ve learned from the process:

Product Manager @ Facebook | I like tech, video games and asking tough questions Moving writing to substack: willlawrence.substack.com

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