Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. My name is Jen what I call a “late career starter”. During my traditional college-age years, I attended three schools in three years. At that time in my life I completely lacked focus and was purely in college for the social life. I continued to drift in my twenties not understanding why I was so depressed and unfocused.
Finally in my late twenties something clicked and I knew it was time to buckle down and finish my undergraduate degree. I then decided to pursue a Master of Arts in Training and Development and completed my degree in December of 2008. Toward the end of my program, I realized that I was very passionate about career development. I am in the process of completing my Career Development Facilitator (CDF) coursework through the National Career Development Association (NCDA). I am currently pursuing my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling so that I may become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). My passion is career counseling since it is something that is near and dear to my heart.
You may wonder what someone who appears has taken a non-linear, non-traditional approach to her education and career can offer you. I know that a linear career path no longer exists and I understand the fear and frustration that can come with uncertainty. However, I also know the joy of discovering something that ignites a motivation and passion that has been lacking in one’s life. I have ten years of experience working at a private university and understand the need to be a savvy education consumer. My goal is to provide useful information to allow you to help you navigate your own path to career satisfaction.
Here’s to your newfound happiness and success!