Monday November 28, 2016

Continuously Impressed and Inspired

“What do you want to do when you graduate?” is the question most students have no idea how to answer.  Although it can be a stressful and anxious idea to think about, you do not have to do it alone.  Thanks to incredible professors and amazing advisors, it is a search that has recently become much less scary.

Last week, I went to the Career Services office for the first time.  I expected a casual and informal conversation with an advisor who would ask me the basic questions about my interests and what I was looking for.  However, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I got that and so much more.  Sylvie Stewart, a successful and well-known advisor on campus, brought me into her office and blew me out of the water. 

First, she had me fill out a worksheet of possible industries I might want to work in.  Then, she provided me with stats on the workforce and the people in it.  Finally, she shared her career story and connected me with the tools I needed to move forward.  I was able to narrow my industry preferences, get on an email list for an employment search website and learn how to more effectively navigate Hire a Flyer.  We then set up a time for another meeting for which she gave me specific tasks to achieve in order to bring back to her and move forward.

It was more rewarding and informative than I had expected.  The University never fails to impress me with its intelligent and hard working staff and faculty.  They always aspire to help students to perform up to their best ability.  As a result, they succeed in both their careers and in help us with ours.

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