Growing up I had always thought I would end up in a health-related field. After realizing I am squeamish around vomit, pass out when blood is being taken and generally can’t stomach the sight of broken bones, I knew becoming a physician wasn’t for me. Although the intrigue of the field was the ability to help empower individuals to help themselves.
A long story, several career ideas and some internships later, here I am in the USCSOMG Student Affairs office. It really has been a perfect marriage of my passions. Before moving my whole life from the Philadelphia, PA area to Greenville, SC, I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biobehavioral Health and a Master of Science degree in Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs. I didn’t know this was an option going into school, but now that I am on the other side I can say it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. I get to spend my time investing in the future of others. There are so many reasons I look forward coming into work in the morning, but I will share a few of the main highlights:
To be completely transparent, I was terrified of starting my life over in another state and initially turned this job offer down. I couldn’t sleep the night I sent the “I am sorry, but I cannot accept” email. The pit in my stomach let me know I had made a big mistake, and I called back early the next morning to see if I could change my response. Graciously my now bosses said yes. I am truly grateful for that. There are so many other reasons I love working in the Student Affairs office, but if you want to know more you’ll have to stop by and ask!
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