Career Planning and You

Many times, I have heard the question, “what do you want to do with your life?” How’s that for a loaded question? For me, the answer has been the same since coming out of high school. I want to become a family physician and work with Doctors Without Borders serving underserved communities around the world. However, for my friends and loved ones, the answer isn’t so straightforward.

As I am sure is the case with many of you, you may not exactly know what career you want to commit to. After all, it is a daunting task to discover what you are going to do in life after only being around for so long. Amazingly, USG can help you decide where your future may be.

The Universities at Shady Grove is a wealth of knowledge and information. As I mentioned in a prior post, the Center for Counseling and Consultation, is an excellent source for career/major counseling. There you can talk to a counselor and go through your strengths and weakness and interests and dislikes, to determine your career path.  The Career & Internship Services Center also offers similar career services, providing two sources of great information and guidance for students.

Another great way to learn more about yourself and meet others, is by joining one of the many organizations on campus. While I could take half a page just to list them out, I’d rather provide you with a link on where to see which clubs exist: https://shadygrove.campuslabs.com/engage/

Going to college is a difficult time for everyone, in different way. However, when done right, it leaves us with great memories to last a lifetime. Take care to not get buried under work and school, remember to take time for yourself, to relax. Thanks for reading, and until next time.

 

Sincerely,

Christopher B. Majano

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