So, where do I go from here? This semester I have been thinking a lot about what I might want to do next year, not in terms of specific job positions, but about what I might want out of my career. If I know anything about myself, it is that I love connecting with people. Even though I might be shy in some situations, I have come to realize that I do not feel fulfilled at the end of every day unless I've had meaningful interactions with the people around me. A few weeks ago in my Practicum class, we took the Myers-Briggs Personality Test. I was surprised to see that my results indicated that I was a slight extrovert - something I never would've classified myself as before. But after having one of the wonderful career counselors, Chris Clary, come in to my class and help us further understand our results, considering myself a slight extrovert made sense to me.
|Here are the different categories that the test rates you on. (Photo source here)|
Last week, I had an appointment with my career counselor Aislinn Doyle. Her office is in Klein, and it was the first time I'd been back since being in Ireland.
|Here's Klein - home to Personal & Career counseling, |
the Office of Study Abroad, Peer Tutoring, and Human Resources.
I am home this weekend because we had Friday off and I had to get my wisdom teeth out (this relates, I promise!). Yesterday I was in the grocery store with my mom and we ran into my elementary school art teacher as well as a parent of one of my elementary school classmates who of course asked about my future. Although I don't have a specific plan for after graduation, it was great to be able to admit this, yet also explain that it's not for lack of effort or thinking on my part. I am so happy to be able to take advantage of all the resources Saint Mike's has to offer (including a GRE prep class, a graduate school fair, the Learn, Work, and Serve Expo coming up on Monday, the Career Symposium in November, and much more). While I'm not excited to leave the SMC, I know I'll always be part of the community no matter how far I am from campus. I'm excited to continue living with my awesome housemates, as well as after graduation, no matter where I end up.
Thanks so much for reading my blog, and have a great rest of the weekend!