Thursday, May 9, 2013


Several years ago, I decided that it was time for me to really figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up.  The full-time jobs that I had since graduating college had all, in my mind, been temporary jobs until I really found something that I wanted to make a career out of.  I contacted my college alma mater’s career center and made an appointment to speak with a career counselor.  But by the time the day of the appointment came, I had already begun to consider a career as a career counselor. So, I ended up spending my appointment time with her asking questions about what she did in her job, what qualities she felt were needed to succeed in her job, and how I would best gain experience in the field of career counseling. That session was instrumental in my decision to go back to school and pursue a degree in Career Development.  And the rest, as they say, is history.

Sometimes all it takes is a great conversation with someone to help you start your career path. I am happy to share that Hofstra is about to launch the ASK program.  ASK is Hofstra's online Alumni-Student Konnection program, where alumni and current students can connect and dialogue about careers, industry trends, new opportunities, balancing work and life, what it's like to work at a particular company, and other career related questions.

By participating in the ASK program, you will communicate directly with Hofstra alumni who are interested in discussing their careers, build your professional contact base, expand your knowledge of various careers fields, job titles and industries and learn about new trends, opportunities and ways to advance your career.

So get started today!  Take it from me; you will be glad that you did! For more information, please visit ASK Alumni-Student Konnection.

Darlene Johnson, Senior Associate Director

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