What was your major/minor/certificate?
Major: B.A. in Elementary Education
Graduate: Master of Divinity
Why did you become a career coach?
I love college students! And I love empowering others and encouraging them to step out and live courageous lives. This vocational path intersects my two passions beautifully.
What is your favorite part of being a career coach?
Students, hands down! I love meeting one-on-one with students to hear about their hopes, dreams, questions, and then work with them to identify the next right step in figuring out a best-fit major and/or career trajectory. Listening to students discover new understandings and insights about who they are and how this understanding opens new avenues of their major/career selection is simply the best.
Why should students come in for career coaching?
Figuring out a major/career can be a fairly lonely process. Often times it seems like “everyone else” knows what they want to do, and we feel sheepish stating our own uncertainties. My job as a career counselor is to be your cheerleader and coach—someone who can ask you good questions and walk with you throughout this process of identifying your own best-fit, exploring lots of options, and connecting you with experience to actually test it out. We are here for you!
Fun fact about you
I changed my major 2 times before landing on Elementary Education. And here I am….a career coach…and not a second grade teacher! My own journey has been a winding path (with jobs including: residence director, minister, curriculum writer, speaker and published author) but throughout all of my jobs a common thread was there—helping others. I love to empower and encourage others—there is no better vocational congruence for me than a career coach at IU!