Appropedia needs your support - Please Donate Today

80000 Hours

From Appropedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article or section is believed to be a copyright violation.

Copyright violations of text: Valuable parts should be (at a minimum) expressed in different words and moved to a different section (not directly under this tag). Anything that is not reworded should be removed. Don't leave more than a single sentence in exactly the same form as the original, before the notice is removed. (One or two sentences don't count as a copyright violation. More than this can be a problem.) See Appropedia:Copyright violations

Copyright violations of media: Images and other media should be deleted and/or replaced with open-licensed media that serves the same purpose.

If this notice is incorrect, please leave an explanation on the talk page.


Our aim is to help as many people as possible lead high-impact careers.

We do this by providing career advice for talented young people who want to have a social impact.

Over a third of young graduates want to make a difference with their careers,1 but they have little idea what to do—many think it’s a choice between working in the social sector or giving up and “selling out.” Existing career advice either doesn’t address the question of how to have a social impact, isn’t based on much research, or doesn’t have much in the way of concrete, comprehensive advice.

As a result, each year, much of the potential impact of our most talented young people is wasted, either because they end up in low-impact jobs or because they turn away from the idea of making a difference altogether. Our goal is to help our users get the meaningful careers they want, funneling more talent toward the world’s most pressing social problems. [1]