Kate: Professor

One of the things I love about being a woman is how much we can support each other. I’m part of a couple “mom” groups on Facebook, where moms ask questions, offer support, and share funny stories. Through that I came in contact with Kate, and she graciously agreed to fill us in on her life as a university professor, a wife, a mom, and a pretty cool human. Reading her story gives me all the nerdy academic counselor good vibes, I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!

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Alyssa: Nurse

I have been MIA the last month for a few reasons (sick baby, sick me, way too many tests to study for, really didn’t want to hear anything more political, etc.), but glad to be able to get back to doing things that make me feel more human again. I come from a family of nurses and I’m happy to have one of my sisters here today to talk about her career in nursing!

You're about to get educated as to why. Via Pinterest

You’re about to get educated as to why. Via Pinterest

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Amber: Attorney

When I think about lawyers, it is easy to just think of TV dramas and all the…drama. Obviously it’s not reality (most of the time), and I’ve got to say that every lawyer I personally know is awesome. Good people who want to help. There are tons of ways to use a law degree, which means tons of ways to help people. I met Amber while she was in law school and she definitely fits my experience with lawyers. After you read about her career, you’ll agree!

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HIMYM is always applicable

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Jessica: Dancer

Can you remember what your little kid answer to “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I can. Duh, I was going to be an actress and be in movies with Gary Sinise. Yeah, not sure why a kid loved him so much other than Lt. Dan was the coolest.

♥ Lt. Dan 4eva

Anywho…our kid dreams were the coolest, but how many of us stuck with them? I was done with my illustrious acting career by the middle of eighth grade. I am always amazed, though, by the people I knew who grew up and became exactly what they wanted to be when they were kids. Which brings us to Jessica, our career profile for today! Continue reading

Kelsey: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

I’m very excited about today’s career profile! Why? Because it’s crazy in-depth and the researcher in me loves that. Also, I tend to not edit these very much because I want you all to hear the voice of these women and Kelsey has a strong voice. I think that is especially important in researching careers that don’t have as many women because it helps us to imagine how we’d fit into a specific position. Enjoy!

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Megan: Senior Auditor, Accounting

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This is how I imagine the life of every Accounting graduate

As a college student making big decisions with my future, I said “thanks, but no thanks” when I came across the Accounting department in my search for a major. My understanding of what Accountants did was based on getting my taxes done by the VITA volunteers and the lady at the back desk of the store I worked at. Big thanks to Megan for helping us to understand a bit better what she does with her Accounting degrees. Yep–multiples. Continue reading