Friday, May 11, 2012

It’s Never Too Late

As the semester winds down, many of you who are just starting your summer job or internship search may be thinking “Am I too late?”  The answer is no.  It is never too late.  You may think your dream internship spot has already been filled, but something better may be out there.  Life is funny like that.  Keep searching on Pride CMS.  Keep networking.  Volunteer.  Take a class.  Most importantly, keep yourself open to life’s serendipitous moments.

The “It’s Never Too Late” policy also holds true for your career, not just your summer job or internship search.  I am a perfect example of this philosophy put into practice.  When I graduated from Boston University in the spring of 2003, I held a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in my hand and was ready to take the business world by storm!  Seven years and several jobs later I realized that business was not my true calling.  That is where Hofstra came in!  In less than a week, I will be graduating with a Master’s degree in Education in Counseling; a degree I am looking to forward to putting into practice at a College or University in the Long Island or New York City area.  

I wasn’t “too late” to decide to go back to graduate school.  I wasn’t “too late” to change my career.  It is funny how life happens that way, and I believe it did because I kept telling myself that it is never “too late”.   My journey these past two years would not have been as fulfilling or rewarding had it not been for my amazing internship here at the Career Center and my Graduate Assistantship at the Fitness Center.   These two positions have encouraged and solidified my decision to pursue work in the field of higher education.  What I have learned goes well beyond what you can read on my resume, with the relationships I have built at the top of that list, especially the incredible staff at the Career Center and the Fitness Center.  A deep and heartfelt thanks to Deanna Rodin, my internship supervisor at the Career Center, and Pat Montagano, my supervisor at the Fitness Center, for supporting me and helping me grow these past two years.   BOOM!  You rock!

Congrats and best of luck to all the 2012 graduates!  

~Liz Ulatowski, Career Center Intern

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