My Career Goals And Aspirations Essay examples

835 Words Nov 30th, 2016 4 Pages
My professional career goals and aspirations are most accurately encapsulated from a dream which emerged from my subconscious nearly two years ago and influences me to this day. In this dream, I was on a stage preparing to present to a crowd in acceptance of an award. Before I was to speak, a video introduction played and I introduced myself as “Paris Wicker, Dean of Empathy.” Often, I find myself deconstructing this dream. I have come to understand that being a “Dean of Empathy” perfectly exemplifies my career and professional goals to be an empathic higher education executive leader. I hope to manifest this dream through the successful acceptance and completion of a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA), with an emphasis in higher, post-secondary, and continuing education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Now, in my ninth year of working in higher education, I greatly benefit from the opportunity to work directly with, and for, specific college student populations. Most recently through student affairs is where I discovered my niche; combining opportunities to support, advocate, and transform the college experience for students. My professional aspirations are to remain in higher education and ultimately obtain an executive leadership position which would allow me to combine my passions in student success with empathic leadership and decision making. As a nationally certified counselor, I use counseling skills in everyday work as an educator,…

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