Friday, August 1, 2014

August CareerPassport Spotlight-Whitney Collins





















Career Passport: What year are you in school and what are you majoring in?


Whitney: I am a junior majoring in Modern Dance and minoring in Earth Science.

CareerPassport: What are your career goals?

Whitney: After graduating college I hope to dance professionally for a couple of years after which I would like to go back to school to get a Master’s degree. Then hopefully I will be able to become a professional choreographer or Paleontologist. 

CareerPassport: Can you explain how you are involved in the CareerPassport program?

Whitney: I am still fairly new to the program, and I am still learning my way around.  I completed the online orientation and have an awesome mentor!

CareerPassport: What attracted you to CareerPassport?

Whitney:  I became interested in CareerPassport by the help it offers to college students.  Because of my diverse interests in careers, I thought CareerPassport could help guide me towards learning about career opportunities in both Dance and Geology. 

CareerPassport: What have you enjoyed most about the program?

Whitney:  I have enjoyed getting to know the people in the program.  Even though I haven’t participated in a lot of activities, but the ones that I have participated in were always the best when I would get to know the other participants and those making this program possible.  Getting yourself out of your comfort zone really goes a long way.

CareerPassport: What has been the most beneficial activity you’ve participated in to help you meet your future career goal?

Whitney: I really enjoyed volunteering with the club at the Alumni Family Fun Fair booth last summer. There were many booths that were career-based and I was able to make a connection with one of the professors in the Geology program.  He gave me good advice on some classes that I should take for my Geology interest.

CareerPassport: What advice regarding the CareerPassport Program would you give to other students?

Whitney: Be as active as possible.  Get to know all of the people in the CareerPassport program.  They are there to help you and you are developing networking skills!!!  

Monday, July 14, 2014

July CareerPassport Spotlight Julie Willis

















CareerPassport Team: What year are you in school and what are you majoring in?

Julie: I am undecided in what to major in.

CareerPassport Team: What are your career goals?

Julie: Get a career where I can support myself and enjoy my job.

CareerPassport Team: Can you explain how you are involved with the CareerPassport Program?

Julie:  I am participating in the ELUD Level and have gone to the different Lecture Series and "Hot Topic" Discussion Groups and other activities. 

CareerPassport Team: What attracted you to the CareerPassport Program?

Julie: Learning more about myself and exploring career options to try and help me decide what direction to go in. Also learning and trying to get as much exposure to help me find a job when I graduate.

CareerPassport Team: What have you enjoyed most about the program?

Julie: Learning different things and meeting new people.

CareerPassport Team: What has been the most beneficial activity you’ve participated in to help you meet your future career goal?

Julie: I think just taking the opportunity to go to the different activities to learn as much information as I can.

CareerPassport Team: What advice regarding the CareerPassport Program would you give to other students?

Julie: Take the opportunities that are there to learn and better prepare yourself for a career.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May CareerPassport Spotlight Devin Barney























CareerPassport Team: What year are you in school and what are you majoring in?

Devin:  I am a junior studying Behavioral Science.

CareerPassport Team: Tell us what some of your career goals are.

Devin: I want to get into Sports Psychology.

CareerPassport Team: Can you explain how you are involved with the CareerPassport Program?

Devin: I’m a ELUD participant and the President of the CareerPassport Club beginning next fall.

CareerPassport Team: What attracted you to the CareerPassport Program?

Devin:  The Career preparation aspect of it.

CareerPassport Team: What have you enjoyed most about the program?

Devin: The Career "Hot Topics" and CareerPassport Lecture Series are great! The professionals CareerPassport invites in to be speakers provide such great information, which has helped me.

CareerPassport Team: What has been the most beneficial activity you’ve participated in to help you meet your future career goal?

Devin: I really enjoyed the retreat. Not only did I meet great people, but I also learned so much about networking.

CareerPassport Team: What advice regarding the CareerPassport Program would you give to other students?

Devin:  Become involved! This is such a great program filled with great students. Don’t be afraid to network with others even if they don’t have the same major or even have the same career goals as you.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

April CareerPassport Spotlight Ashlee Bennett















CareerPassport Team: What year are you in school and what are you majoring in?

Ashlee: I am a senior majoring in Legal Studies.

CareerPassport Team: Tell us what some of your career goals are.

Ashlee: I want to do something that makes me happy and keeps me motivated. Currently I am looking towards becoming an attorney.

CareerPassport Team: Can you explain how you are involved with the CareerPassport Program?

Ashlee: I am an ELUD participant.

CareerPassport Team: Tell us about some of your achievements from the CareerPassport Program.

Ashlee: I have completed the Self-Discovery, Career Exploration and Life Preparation Tracks.

CareerPassport Team: What attracted you to the CareerPassport Program?

Ashlee: I loved the idea of really discovering who I am and exploring the opportunities available to me. It is also a plus that you get a university distinction.

CareerPassport Team: What have you enjoyed most about the program?

Ashlee: I have really enjoyed taking the time to learn more about myself and what I truly want in my future. It can be easy to get focused on finishing your degree without really focusing on why you are getting it. This program has really helped me look at all of my options and take opportunities available to me.

CareerPassport Team: What has been the most beneficial activity you’ve participated in to help you meet your future career goal?

Ashlee: I believe the most beneficial activity I have done was interviewing people who work in professions I am interested in. I learned a lot of valuable information and gained knowledge about the job that I wouldn’t have been able to look up myself. It was great to ask questions and get people in the professions feedback.

CareerPassport Team: What advice regarding the CareerPassport Program would you give to other students?

Ashlee: I would say to stick with it and make a plan. There are a lot of activities and it can be overwhelming. But, if you make a plan and slowly keep progressing towards the end result it will keep you motivated and focused.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March CareerPassport Spotlight

Sarah Bublitz



CareerPassport Team: What year are you in school and what are you majoring in?

Sarah: I am a sophomore in Elementary Education.
CareerPassport Team: Tell us what some of your career goals are.

Sarah: I want to graduate with a Bachelor in Elementary Education, continue on to get a master in Academic Advising, and then someday teach English in a foreign country for the summer. 
CareerPassport Team: Can you explain how you are involved with the CareerPassport Program?

Sarah: I am working on the Self-Discovery track and will complete all the tracks by the time I graduate.
CareerPassport Team: Tell us about some of your achievements from the CareerPassport Program.

Sarah: So far I have completed the Fast Track incentive and attended the CareerPassport Lecture Series presentations.
CareerPassport Team: What attracted you to the CareerPassport Program?

Sarah: I am attracted to the CareerPassport Program because of the resources that are offered. I like that I can meet with a mentor, and the assignments that help teach me more about myself. 
CareerPassport Team: What have you enjoyed most about the program?

Sarah: I have enjoyed the assignments, for sure ! Each assessment has taught me more and more about myself and has confirmed my desire to be a teacher. They all say be in a role such as a mentor, a teacher, etc.
CareerPassport Team: What has been the most beneficial activity you’ve participated in to help you meet your future career goal?

Sarah: So far I have benefited from listening to President Holland talk about his schooling and how he chose his major. He followed his passion and look how influential he is today!
CareerPassport Team: What advice regarding the CareerPassport Program would you give to other students?

Sarah: The advice that I would give to other CareerPassport students is to go to as many presentations as possible. Enjoy the ride as you go through each track and learn more about yourself.