Friday, April 18, 2014

Get in the Driver’s Seat

While looking online for tips and advice to share with you via our Twitter account (@HofstraCareer, but you knew that, right?), I came across this article that outlines 50 career tips for college students. Reading each one, and highlighting what stuck out to me, I stopped here:

31. You won’t reach your career goals if you let someone else drive your career. Go from passenger to driver.

“Go from passenger to driver.” Perhaps the most important thing you can do for your career search (and really, any aspect of your life) is to be in control. This can happen at any and all points of your collegiate journey; by choosing a major, joining clubs or organizations, and having internship or experiential learning opportunities, you are jumping into the driver’s seat and charting a course for the rest of your life.

It’s easy to allow yourself to be influenced in these choices by friends, family, professors, or co-workers. But at the end of the day, YOU are the one whom these decisions will affect. YOU are who will be sitting at a desk, working for a company, in a profession, following a path that ties it all together and moves you towards your future. Just make sure it’s the path YOU want and that YOU have constructed, for the bettering of YOU.

Let us help you in achieving your career goals by coming in to The Career Center! You can make an appointment by calling 516-463-6060 or come in during our Quick Question Hours to chat with a counselor.

Amy Smith,
Graduate Assistant

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