Calling All Wanderers

The Search – How to Rebound From a Wrong Career Choice – NYTimes.com.

I came across this NYTimes article and had to share it. I found myself uncontrollably nodding as I read each passing sentence. I could have written this article given that every observation voiced about college major and career choice are so similar to those I’ve made for countless students.

Students, as you read this, know that my office goes to the same lengths as the career coaching companies quoted in the article to assure you’ve identified your interests, abilities and goals. If you’re freaked out about being undeclared, STOP IT this instant and come see us! We’re here, like sherpas, waiting to guide you on your road to discovering your major.

Colleagues, bookmark that article and show it to the next ‘helicopter parent’ you see who insists, regardless of how horrible their student/child is at math and science, that they have given birth to a doctor or engineer.

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About Art

I'm the Director of Academic Advising at Quincy College. I'm hoping this can be a place to express the occasional thought that may mean something to someone. . .we'll see. I'm also a musician--I play the string bass in primarily the jazz and classical idioms (though I love many kinds of music and have played everything from folk and bluegrass to new wave and hard rock). And, as an Italian-American, I love good food and good wine. . .basically,don't be surprised by posts on any of the topics mentioned above ;)
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