Confidence and Career Discovery
Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Updated: Sunday, March 3, 2013 15:03
There are those in our society who know exactly what they were born to do. Imagine how incredible it would feel to know with assurance your career purpose.
Envision an indescribable confidence and an internal excitement with every class, internship, and job you had because you knew deep within your soul it was what you were supposed to do.
Yet numerous individuals are unaware, confused, or indecisive about their choice occupation. Fortunately, an occupation is not a career. An occupation is an individual’s primary means of earning a living.
On the contrary, one’s career is a consecutive progressive succession of work or business throughout the journey of one’s lifetime.
A career that is single-focused like that of a professional athlete or celebrity entertainer is unique and uncommon. In today’s American society, many are on a path to define their career and they are not fully secure about what they are here on earth to do.
College is a place for education, socialization, and personal development. These concepts lend themselves to self-realization and self-discovery: essential components to ascertaining one’s purposed career path. Specifically, a community college is a dynamic vehicle for this process.
A community college is a publicly funded comprehensive two-year institution. It offers higher, tertiary, transfer, industry, continuing, distance, developmental, and career education.
Community colleges have reduced tuition and class sizes, preparatory core classes, vocational and trade classes, opportunities for outreach programs, opportunities to work while attending school, opportunities to explore areas of interest, and excellent support services. Support services may include academic advising, tutoring, counseling, and career planning.
These services coupled with the aforementioned benefits of attending a community college assist in career discovery. Utilizing one’s time at a community college to unveil and begin their purposed career is a wise decision. It can positively catapult your pathway to success and contentment in your chosen career.
Seyydia Saterfield is a Tower staff writer. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.