Stop Acting. Start Doing.
By Rodney Vessels, Charles Koch Institute
Are you interested in a career advancing economic freedom? At the Charles Koch Institute, we frequently have people participate in our educational programs who come from a variety of unique and diverse backgrounds.
Before learning about our programs, Morgan Polotan was a business major who wanted to be an entrepreneur and even did some acting. I interviewed Morgan about his personal story and decided to share some of his thoughts and career advice.
Rodney: Why did you decide to participate in the Koch Internship Program and, currently, the Koch Associate Program?
Morgan: Before deciding to participate in these programs, I first became interested in liberty. I was introduced to Austrian economics and then started to research it by reading books and blogs. I also began writing a free-market blog because I needed an outlet to discuss my thoughts since my peers thought very differently. I eventually found out about the Koch Internship Program through a Facebook ad and applied on a whim.
Rodney: What convinced you to apply?
Morgan: Market-Based Management®. I read Charles Koch’s The Science of Success and a light bulb went off. It connected my desire to be an entrepreneur and my belief in free markets.
Rodney: What career advice would you give individuals who are passionate about liberty?
Morgan: Figure out what you’re passionate about doing on a day-to-day basis and find a way to apply that to the advancement of liberty. No matter what you’re passionate about doing, there is a role in the liberty movement for you to do that.
Rodney: What steps should individuals take to find out about the best opportunities for them?
Morgan: Talk to people. Find the people who you think know the most and reach out to them. Reach out to different organizations. Let them know that you are interested in liberty but are unsure about the opportunities. Ask them for their suggestions.