Not Sure What You Want Your Career To Be?
I am the quintessential model of when you want to do everything, you end helping others find their passions. Let me take a minute and explain this to you. I switched my major exactly 5 times between 2 undergraduate colleges. Hmm let me list them to you: architecture, biomedical engineering, biology, secondary education, pre-med, and finally landed on psychology with a pre-med concentration; and I’m also certain at some point Iwanted to go into corporate America. My parents thought it was because I was indecisive, but I just wanted to do everything, and I still do!
Therefore, when I found my niche- higher education and career counseling, it spoke to me, I am able to work with students that want to do all different types of careers. In a way getting a feel for all the careers I wanted and have a hand in the various industries.
What do I want to impart on you all is that, when you love what you do, there’s something pleasant every day.
THE JOURNEY TO YOUR PASSION MAY NEVER BE A STRAIGHT PATH!!
Even those days when you don’t want to get out of bed, you’ll have something to look forward to. I would even go as far as saying, it’ll make finishing your degree and going on internships fun. I’m also a nerd and decided to do my third degree in a field I love, but everyday is new and I never know what’s going to happen.
Here are some questions that we like to use in the career center that helps students think of their career path:
- WHAT problems do you want to solve?
- WHO do you want to help? Is anyone is already doing this type of work?
- HOW do you want to help solve the problem?
- WHERE do you want to help solve the problem? (setting, location)
- WHEN do you want to begin to solve the problem? (after undergrad/grad school)
- WHY do you want to solve this particular problem?
Sabeen Sheikh, MHC
Outreach and Special Programs
Career Center | Hofstra University
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