What Does Having a Career Actually Mean?

By Cassie Naimie ’17, Emily Bowman ’17

Afraid you’re going to get stuck in something? Think again! A successful career path is always changing.


ca·reer  noun  an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress.

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Your CAREER will be constantly changing and shifting as you develop new passions and skills.  Take comfort in the fact that your first career will most likely not be your last.  There are many roads to the same direction.


fu·ture  noun  the time or a period of time following the moment of speaking or writing; time regarded as still to come.

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The FUTURE is exciting, not scary!  Make sure you’re seizing every opportunity to make your future the best it can be by planning ahead now.  A good first step is a visit to the Center for Career Development!


path  noun  a way or track laid down for walking or made by continual treading.

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Your career PATH may not be clear to you right now… and that’s completely fine! The important thing is to understand is that determining your path requires serious thought and action, so don’t miss a chance to come into the Center for Career Development and start figuring things out!