Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Journey to Your Passion May Never Be a Straight Path!

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 I
wanted 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.

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:
  1. WHAT problems do you want to solve?
  2. WHO do you want to help? Is anyone is already doing this type of work?
  3. HOW do you want to help solve the problem?
  4. WHERE do you want to help solve the problem?  (setting, location)
  5. WHEN do you want to begin to solve the problem? (after undergrad/grad school)
  6. WHY do you want to solve this particular problem? 

Sabeen Sheikh, MHC
Assistant Director
Outreach and Special Programs
Career Center | Hofstra University

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.