One of the best pieces of advice I give to students who come into Career Services is to do what you love and love what you do.
An important aspect to remember when deciding what you want to do is that your major does not necessarily define your career. You should not let the title of your major restrict you from trying things outside of that degree.
Finding a job that best fits your skill set is what will make you successful in life.
Everyone is good at something. Whether it is drawing, writing or building a prototype from scratch, everyone has a talent or skill.
Being in a specific major can help you fine-tune those skills, but it doesn’t mean you are stuck to working in that field.
The biggest problem is trying to figure out what your niche is and what you should do with the rest of your life.
College is all about exploring and growing as individuals. This is the perfect opportunity, environment and time to discover new things and learn about yourself.
Join clubs or organizations that sound interesting to you. If it doesn’t work out, then move on to the next thing that interests you and get involved.
For example, I am a communications major with a focus in public relations. But I am also a Senior Peer Career Advisor at Smith Career Center, where most of the other interns are Human Development majors.
Now, most people would think I would want to join the Public Relations Student Society of America, but the reason I dedicate my time to being a Peer Career Advisor is that I love helping people through my position.
I can still work on my skills for Public Relations such as communicating and relaying information to students.
So find what works for you and stick with it. Through my position, I have found out so much more about myself and I know I will take what I have learned into my future career.
The main takeaway from this week's Career Corner is that if you are unsure about your future aspirations, just be yourself and do what will make you happy.