“Hey, Mom. What do you think about me going into the Peace Corps?” “I don’t want to say no, … but I don’t want to say yes.” It can be difficult to find a career path for those who don’t have a specific passion or interest. Some people have it easy and know exactly what… Read More Now What? A Guide to Finding the Right Career Path for You
When we talk about liberal arts we almost always land on the topic of sharing our chosen major with the world. What I think we don’t look at enough is how we answer the well-intentioned, but slightly obnoxious questions about our future plans. For me, most of my answers were outright lies. Liberal arts… Read More Your Degree, Your Power.
Well, I guess it’s finally that time of the semester, where everything we learned in all of our classes is finally coming together, and we begin stressing about finals or life beyond an educational setting. It’s the time where we begin to look back on the semester and (hopefully) grasp the full understanding of what… Read More A Reflection of the Past and a Step Towards the Future
And that, ladies and gentlemen, was a sweet lyric from one of my ‘SCHOOL’S OUT!’ playlist songs, “Graduation (Friends Forever)” by Vitamin C. Brings me back to every last-day-of-school celebration ever. You should listen to it as you read this because that’s what I’m doing and it’s really bringing on the reflection vibes. So let’s… Read More “As we go on, we remember all the times we spent together…”
Recently, I attended my first two college career fairs with vastly different experiences after each one. Because the first career fair was a trial, there was significantly less pressure and I enjoyed myself. I was, however, required to attend the second career fair for the Professionalism course I am enrolled in; I found it much… Read More Don’t Lie at Career Fairs, and Other Lessons Learned.
Career fairs can seem daunting, particularly if you buy into the success stories like I did. It is easy when you are worried about your job prospects (and feel the ever present shadow of graduation lurking) to put too much weight on these kind of events. It can feel like your entire future is riding… Read More Don’t Panic: An Anxious Undergrad’s Guide to Career Fairs
There is a certain sense of desperation that I feel when thinking about getting a job. I have a few great strengths, but only one passion. A passion for writing. A passion I’m foolish enough to think I will be able to make work, regardless of the multitudes of impediments I’ve had pushed in… Read More What am I going to do?