Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Graduating High School with an undecided major, working full time as a shoe store manager.
Attending community college and declaring physical therapy assistant as my degree plan.
Moving away from home to attend University, working part time at a financial institution and changing my degree to finances.
Discovering that I wanted to help younger populations and deciding to become a teacher, changing my degree to education.
Working full time as a teacher, varsity athletic coach, and building a family.
Discovering my passion for helping students explore opportunities for their future and deciding to go back to school to become a career counselor.
Graduating with my master's degree in school counseling and finding the perfect job for me.

Career

High School Career Counselor

I help students discover who they are and how they can find value and happiness in life in school and after.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People

Day to Day

My typical work day includes connecting with students and providing them with resources to explore post-secondary opportunities, coordinating with community partners, colleges and universities, the armed forces, and career and technology training centers to build connections and opportunities for our students, and developing curriculum and guidance lessons in individual and career exploration.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Working for a school district and building strong bonds and partnerships with the school community.

Recommended Education

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

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Working in education is a thankless job, the pay will be horrible, and the government and policy makers do not support or fund schools properly in order to be successful. "

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student
Learning Issues
Physical Issues

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student