About EAM


What were you put here on Earth to do? Bring more beauty, more truth, more justice? Are you best at encouraging people? Creating something new? Advocating? Organizing? Protecting? Everything is created with a function and you were too. The challenge and the exciting journey is figuring out where that function is needed and how you can use your gifting to make a difference there.

Welcome to the site of education expert, writer, and “professional exchange student” Aaron Basko. Aaron has spent nearly 20 years working in higher education speaking, writing (visit the EAM Blog), and mentoring students on their career and educational paths. His goal is to help others find the “Function” or mission they have been given in life so that they can work from and live from a sense of purpose.

Aaron is the author of two books, Help Wanted (Judson Press 2012 – Light of Literacy Nominee) and What’s Your Function? (Judson Press 2014 – Winner of a 2015 Illumination Award). He has designed a number of purpose-finding tools, seminars, and talks that challenge students, adults, and seekers of all ages to find the mission God has given them to fulfill in their daily lives

Explore this site for free resources that will help you “find your function”, learn more about Aaron’s books, sign up to receive blog posts from EAM, or contact Aaron about speaking to your group at  aaron@aaronbasko.com.

“It is not what a man does that makes his work sacred or secular, it is why he does it.” A.W. Tozer


Aaron has written for a wide range of publications, including Student Affairs Leader, The Journal of College Admission, Career Directions, Career Convergence, Campus Life, Christianity Today’s The Christian College Guide, Ignite Your Faith, Old Schoolhouse Magazine, For Recent Grads Only, Nerd Wallet, The Eastern Association of College and Employers, The Pennsylvania Association of College Admissions Counseling, Work-Wise, The Modesto Bee, and the William J. Fulbright Scholars Blog

Aaron has been quoted or interviewed by media outlets like The Huffington Post, The New Jersey Star Ledger, The Baltimore Sun, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Career Bliss, and PA Money Matters


(Note: Material on this blog represent the personal reflections of the author and not the opinions of my employer or other organizations mentioned on the site. All information is provided on an as-is basis. – Aaron Basko)