I thought knew
that I was
going to be
Dorm room door
Bryan Hall, Brody Complex
Love for animals
your major? Umm well…I
uh am still
I won’t graduate on time.
School is expensive!
It stresses me out.
My parents are pressuring me.
How am I supposed to
know what I want to do for
the rest of my life?
What if I make the wrong
A Metaphoric Moment with Michelangelo
believed that every
stone had a
sculpture inside it
and his job as a
sculptor was to
simply chip away
all that was not a
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part of the statue.
(Unlike my Mom, I’m not referring to a negative attitude)
Think about your likes and dislikes
Join student organizations
Talk to professors and peers
Do an informational interview
Talk to a career counselor
Apply for an internship
Make an appointment with your adviser
Stalk your facebook friends and see what
groups they are involved in
Step 1: Get a notecard
Step 2: Write your name at the top
Step 3: Write three of your passions – it can
Step 4: Pass your card
Step 5: For every new card you receive, read
that person’s passions and write at
least one suggestion of a major,
class, student organization, career,
or contact you know of that relates
to their list
College of Social Science
Number one question asked: what can I do with
It’s okay to cry it out – this can be emotional
What you choose as your major does not
necessarily dictate your career path
Don’t consider yourself confused, but curious
Post-graduation you have 50 years of
professional life, an extra semester will not kill
Always get experience outside of the classroom
You can learn skills from any job or project
Career Services has a YouTube channel?
You can take a Career Assessment Test?
Student Organizations are all listed with
You can search for internships on My Spartan
The Career Service Network has tons of online
resources and tips?
Visit http://sarahesiewert.com for a blog post
about how nervous I was to make this
Leave a comment on the post telling me what
action steps you have taken to move towards
your academic and professional goals
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