"Say yes to life and know that your mistakes don’t define you."
Today marks the first installment of a new series I am starting on this blog. The last couple of weeks, I have been trying to make sense of my life's purpose and trying to put the puzzle pieces together.
But then I got to thinking - why not get some help? Why not ask the people who already seem to have it figured out. What if someone else's perspective on their life and their work could be the key to unlocking all of this for me?
So I put a call out for people who love their jobs - people who felt they had found their life's purpose. I wasn't expecting to find many people but to my surprise, more people responded than I could have imagined. And thus, The Wisdom Wednesday Series is born.
First up, Diana.
Diana is the Assistant Director of Career Services at a post-secondary institution in the United States. She spends her free time volunteering at various community events, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Here are her responses.......
1. What do you do for a living?
I am a career counselor and run an internship program for college students.
2. What does that entail on a daily basis?
I wear many hats, but my most important role is to be a counselor to my students. I may see 3-12 students a day and help them with all kinds of inquiries, including resume/cover letter revision, interviewing tips, editing grad school essays, career testing, finding jobs and internships related to their major and networking strategies. Aside from that, I may conduct a career panel or run a workshop, attend leadership meetings, train new staff, and follow up with employer partners to secure internships for the students; and that's on a slow day.