After attending half of the Careers in Student Affairs Workshop and half of the Arts Careers Xploration, I do not know what I want to do with my life.
I attended only half of the first workshop because it overlapped (most unfortunately) with the second. It was disappointing for me to leave early, as I was engaged in the panelists’ stories and their enthusiasm about their work at UBC made me feel excited as well.
I attended only half of the second careers exploration because it didn’t pull me in – I suppose I was not mentally invested in it in the first place. So much discussion of careers and post-graduation plans works its way into my daily life that listening to some established individuals discuss how they recently transitioned from students to professionals was almost frustrating for me. There were descriptions of luck and chance and killing time after they received their degrees before landing the jobs they are currently in; however, something about it just didn’t engage me. Perhaps it was that particular session about careers in marketing and communications that didn’t ‘speak to me’, but I left before the second session so now we won’t know!
- People working at UBC in student affairs love their jobs and it made me excited.
- Working as a barista can be a good time-killer before being hired by a world-class marketing firm.