Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Worked at an organization called INROADS which is where I found my niche and passion.
Got laid off from INROADS and worked at the Workforce Development organization in Florida.
Went through a divorce.
Resigned from my job at the Welfare Transition Program/Workforce Development Organization and moved to CT.
Took at temporary job at Travelers that ultimately led to what I'm doing today.

Career

Travelers EDGE Senior Consultant

I help underrepresented college students graduate with a bachelor's degree! :-)

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Education
Helping People

Day to Day

For me, no two days are ever the same ... and I like it :) I help undergraduate students navigate through college, and I lead & participate daily in MANY inspiring, thought provoking and sometimes tough meetings at Travelers and on college campuses. I work with internal (Travelers) partners to help secure internships and full-time jobs for scholars in the Travelers EDGE program I manage. I pair mentors to mentees, I assist with professional development and on some days, I help problem solve.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Completing an internship or internships in Human Resources - staffing, recruiting, employee relations - is key. Also, having some counseling experience or being an actual counselor would help tremendously in my occupation.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"Don't quit your job and move to Connecticut, it's too risky; you'll be all alone. Why aren't you married? Why don't you have children? You think you're better than me because you have a degree? Find a rich man and get married. Let a man take care of you."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
First-Generation College Student
Drugs / Addiction