What are you going to do when you grow up? What are you going to do with that major? These are some of the questions addressed by the Ted Talk video,below, that came across my Twitter feed today. It is also the subject of a Fall 2016 Project MyStory Blog Series: Dreams Deferred by UAlbany English Major, Tiffany Araya. There is such unnecessary pressure to have one's life figured out before you take your first step unto the university grounds. I find that those students who actively seek out information about fields of interest by going to alumni speaker series, information sessions, career fairs, our Career and Professional Development Office, by volunteering and interning, are better prepared to enter the workforce and/or graduate study regardless of their field.
Remember, there are MANY ways to earn credit through applied learning while you are at UAlbany: faculty-guided research, independent study, community and public service, internships, Middle Earth, Project Shape, and more! Click Here For a Printable Sheet of These Options. My advice to you is to reflect on your values and your interests . Think about the type of person you are and the type of person you want to be. Think about the life you want to have and then ask questions from experts in the fields of interest. If you are open, use your Freshmen and Sophomore year to sample a few options. There are some majors that require certain courses to be taken earlier in one's college career in order to graduate in four years. Speak to your advisor about your options. If you are my advisee and I am booked, e-mail me!
Welcome! My name is Rachel Moody. I post weekly announcements and messages to motivate and inspire my UAlbany advisees, and any one else who visits. Comments are welcome! While you are here, have a virtual cup of tea!