“Furthering my education is something I’ve always wanted to do, but taking on the additional cost was a barrier. Having Postmates advocate for me in this way has been really powerful,” Maggie said.
Postmates couriers have access to the full edX course catalog and the content they seek is diverse, from retail management to Spanish. Maggie enrolled in HarvardX’s Justice course, a philosophy and social justice course that has had some especially timely discussions looking critically at the news of today. Maggie sees learning on edX as more than just a resume builder–it’s helping her think about who the person is that she wants to be. “I’m excited that my future employer gets to meet this version of me. I’m more mentally resilient, and part of it is because of taking this course,” she said. “In a moment like this it’s been difficult to see my path forward. I’m taking the time to dial back and ask ‘who am I and what do I really want.”
Maggie is now thinking about future career options in social work, customer service, or human resources. “The mental space that this course has afforded me has allowed me to broaden my horizons and think about opportunities I hadn’t considered before,” she said.
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