Amanda Stroiman is a sophomore at IU majoring in Psychology and minoring in Creative Writing. She works for the Walter Center for Career Achievement as a Peer Coach. If she had to pick just one thing she loves about her job, it would be that she gets to interact with her peers in way that she wouldn’t normally! For her, seeing the involvement of her peers motivates her to seek more opportunities both on and off campus.
While working at the Walter Center, she has learned a lot about interpersonal communication and other skills.
“This job requires a good amount of time from my week. It has taught me organizational and time management skills to stay on top of both academic and professional work,” Amanda said.
Time management is a very important skill when it comes to juggling school, work, sleep, friends, clubs, ect. in college; Amanda seems to be handling it very well! Having a job that requires that you effectively and efficiently manage your schedule, which better prepares you for life and future careers!
Amanda’s dream job? Going into pediatric psychology and either owning her private practice or working in one. She wants to counsel children, primarily in Chicago. She said in order to do this, she will need to complete at least two years of graduate school which she plans on attending after graduation.
We have faith that Amanda will pursue her dreams and make a difference in this world, one child at a time. Keep on keepin’ on, Amanda, you’re doing great!