My road in life took a while to figure out.
Before graduating from high school, I applied to Georgia State University and was denied admission. I ended up attending Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) pre-merger with the hope to attend GSU.
Attended GPC and in my second semester, applied to GSU and was denied admissions again based on my high school criteria (I was not applicable yet for Transfer admission).
Finally applied a 3rd time and was accepted as a transfer student. I was pursuing Nursing at the time.
In the 2nd semester of my sophomore year, I applied to GSU's Nursing program and was wait-listed. I spoke with a Career Counselor and decided to change my major to Social Work.
I applied to the Social Work program at AYSPS and was accepted. I had planned to go into Military or Mental Health Social Work - however, in my Junior year - that plan changed.
I graduated from GSU with a Bachelors in Social Work within 4 years and with highest honors - Summa Cum Laude.
I continued my education by attending the University of Georgia to attain my Masters in Clinical Social Work and worked back at GSU in the University Advisement Center as an Academic Advisor for RCB.
As an Academic Advisor for RCB in the UAC, I was able to provide my experience to other students. I left the UAC in 2017 and now work in the construction industry and love what I do.
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Corporate Ethics and Compliance Coordinator

Assist Corporate Counsel, Human Resources, and Project Management in determining appropriate Compliance Action Plans

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

Every day is different - the majority of the day is spent trying to fix various issues that come up through the company at once. I have to use various resources and reach out to people in other entities to attempt to solve some complex, usually people-oriented problems. I assist project teams in determining appropriate compliance action plans pursuant to all applicable federal, state, and city laws by OFCCP, Wage and Hour, and EEOC.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Network as much as you can while you are in school. Recommendations are extremely important. Additionally, I would say to not be afraid to go out of your comfort zone. When applying to jobs, be willing to apply to anything that may seem remotely interesting to you. Simply because the job does not state your degree, does not mean that it is not for you. You'd be surprised how many people are not working in the field of their degrees (i.e. myself).

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:



The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"College is not meant for you. I also heard that Social Workers are only good at taking children away from their homes."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student