“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
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.
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?
Every university student is asked the question, “What are you studying?” After the first two dozen times, students are able to gauge and predict the responses they will receive once they share their degree, and one I regularly hear is, “You must love reading!” Most English majors have heard this response once they have told… Read More Actively Wander with my English Degree
I had a conversation the other day about the stereotypes of different “majors’” behaviors. We worked our way from Business and Accounting students to the humanities. We got to Creative Writing. I said, “a literature teacher told me that creative writing majors differ from English majors because they ‘actually care about the literature.’” I wasn’t… Read More Not the Next Joyce: Writing Careers for the Rest of Us
English majors often go through the exact same experiences with family, friends, and strangers alike. It starts with the generic questions of “So you’re in college now, right” or “You like it up there at that school?” But then it’s almost always followed by “So what are you studying?” English. Creative Writing. These are answers… Read More The Easy Major:Working Around Biased Expectations