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Episode 39: In search of one yes with millennial globetrotter and innovator, Dujon Smith

The travel enthusiast and innovator shares how traveling the world has shaped his outlook on life. 

Welcome back squad!  Today’s main character is travel enthusiast and innovator, Dujon C. Smith.  Dujon has been able to travel, work, and study in 48 countries, allowing him to develop strong intercultural communication and leadership skills. His unique and diverse experiences in the U.S and abroad have provided him with a detailed knowledge of a variety of business cultures.

Dujon is a Boren Scholar, member of the Scenemaker’s Board of the Goodman Theater, and active mentor in Chicago’s startup community. He is passionate about travel, technology and education, and his dream is to inspire others to expose themselves to new people, places and cultures. Currently, Dujon is an innovator working as a growth catalyst for Accenture.

IN THIS EPISODE DUJON SHARES:

  • Why he loves traveling the world- 48 countries and counting
  • How he raised money as a high school student in order to go on a class trip to Italy
  • The two countries everyone should visit and why
  • How visiting third world countries has helped shape his outlook on life
  • His definition of a “social” entrepreneur
  • What prompted him to launch Fernweh Luggage
  • Disparities in capital access between minority and non-minority businesses
  • How being an effective networker can help get your idea off the ground
  • His why for wanting to be an entrepreneur
  • How he balances his full time job with his side hustle

THEY SAID IT BEST

“I always told my family I wanted to see things outside my block.

“I have a heart for service.

“Network, Network, Network!

“What did I do today to ensure my life is better than it was yesterday.

CONNECT WITH DUJON
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RESOURCES MENTIONED DURING THIS EPISODE

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Pepperdine UniversityFor the third year in a row, the Institute of International education ranked Pepperdine as the #1 University in the nation for the highest percentage of study abroad participation.

1871– Chicago’s Technology and Entrepreneurship Center

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