The Colorado State University Global Career Center Essay

1385 Words Jan 4th, 2016 6 Pages
INTRODUCTION
The Colorado State University Global Career Center is located on the university’s student portal website. The site has information and exercises that can benefit every student, regardless of their employment status. Resume assistance, finding a job, landing a job, and keeping a job are some of the links you will find in the career center. As you drill down into the plethora of subtopics, there is a wealth of information that can be immediately put to use. I found that since I already am gainfully employed in a career field I love, I would dive into the “Value of Education” link. As a mother of two teenage girls who are very active in sports, music, etc…, and working sometimes sixty to seventy hours a week, I need the mindfulness of why I decided to go back to school. It is easy to get distracted with all the obligations and responsibilities I currently have. Deciding that I just do not have time to take classes during this time in my life could be easily explainable right? Due to the fact that I have the necessary skills to perform my job, at times I feel that I am only lending credibility to those skills I already have by completing my degree. It is almost like I am checking a block that society says I must check. Regardless of the skills and life lessons I have learned along the way. I will be the first to say this outlook is extremely unproductive and does not represent the definition of self- leadership I passionately believe in. I admit these thoughts…

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