My journey to being a Career Counselor at Boise State starts when I was 18. Minnesota born and raised, I attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Throughout my undergraduate experience in the Land of 10,000 lakes and even more mosquitos, I had no clue what I wanted to do or where I wanted to end up. To find what I wanted to major in, I tried major after major. At first I was a Geography major, then Global Studies, History, and Art History. Finally, after years of self-exploration and researching, I landed on Psychology. I still didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I knew that Psych would give me the skills I needed to be employable. Skills such as critical thinking, empathy, positivity, and the ability to communicate with others.
After I graduated from college, I served with AmeriCorps and Minnesota Alliance with Youth at a middle school north of Minneapolis where I worked with groups of 6th grade students on attendance, academics, and behavioral concerns. It was here that I began thinking about counseling as a profession. This inspired me to apply for graduate school for a Master’s degree in Counseling and Career Development from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.
I began my graduate program with the intention to become a school counselor. But, as my undergraduate experience will tell you, I’m always learning more about what I enjoy! I quickly became interested in career development and explored professions such as academic advising as well as career counseling. It was through my practicum and internship experiences at Colorado State that I discovered my joy lies in counseling, focusing on helping others in both their personal and career development.
I’m so lucky that everyday I get to live out my joy as a Career Counselor here at Boise State Career Services. I have been here since June 2018 and have been loving every minute of it!
Stop by Career Services so we can help you discover and create the path to your joy!
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