Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I was accepted to Old Dominion University for my undergraduate education and was the first in my family to attend a higher education institution.
I obtained a job on campus, which changed my perspective about being a college student and allowed me to feel more connected and engaged with the student body.
I became the first professional staff advisor that was a non-faculty member and this changed my professional role and prompted my enrollment in graduate school as a counselor.
I had two young children and left ODU for six years in order to provide care and taught preschool during this time.
I returned to ODU as a full-time Engineering Career Coordinator with Career Development Services.
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Career

Interim Director of Career Development Services

I oversee operations of university career services including administration, budget, and staffing.

Career Roadmap

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

Day to Day

A typical day includes meetings, individual and group sessions with students, responding to requests and questions via email, and collaborating with colleagues and employers.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

I recommend looking at educational options and being open to internships and field experiences through shadowing.

Recommended Education

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

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Teachers do not make any money."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
First-Generation College Student
Work-Life Balance