Everyone’s Career Journey is Different

By Mary Arola & Anna Renzetti, CPDC Career Coaches

“I have no idea what I’m doing for my career.” Believe it or not, this is a phrase you should be saying regularly on your career journey. If you’re feeling like the path to figuring out what you want to do with your life is rocky, you’re not doing something wrong; you’re actually doing everything right!  

Often, we don’t realize that the ups and downs of our college experience – the mistakes, the pivots, the moments of success, and the times of uncertainty – all make up our unique career journey. No one ever truly “arrives” at a career destination, rather your career is a lifelong process with pit stops along the way.  

The Peaks & Valleys blog is a place for you to take the pressure off of doing your career “perfectly” because there is no perfect way to do a career. We’ll share weekly, relevant tips on how to navigate the ups and downs – and everything in between. Content will be written by members of our staff, students, and employers.  

Here’s what you can expect to get from our blog… 

  • Funny, Relatable Content
    Let’s face it, we all have moments on our career journeys that are horrible in the moment, but hilarious later on. You’ll hear relatable stories from individuals who’ve experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly in their pursuit of meaningful work.
  • Wellness and Career Development
    Your career journey can be really stressful at times! We’ll have tips and tricks to help you take care of yourself, especially when you feel you’re in those valleys or low points.
  • Timely Advice
    We’ll address current events and how they can affect your career journey and provide actionable steps so you can stay resilient and bounce back!

Stay tuned and stay strong. Your career journey will never look exactly like someone else’s, and that’s what makes it yours!