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Career Planning: Would You Set Limits If There Was No Risk of Failure?

By Angela Matthews
Core Learning Instructor, American Public University

Many of us endure jobs we dislike. If you have one of those jobs, you know exactly how much you dread going to work each day. You dream of quitting and wish you could do something else. It’s a horrible feeling of dissatisfaction that seeps into the rest of your life. A job is not the right fit for everyone. Picking the right career path makes the difference between feeling happy or miserable at the end of the day. We need to devote time and energy to thinking about the type of job that is the right fit for us.


Never Work a Day in Your Life!

By Kristen Carter
Contributor, Career Services

At the end of the day, it is imperative that you know for yourself what you want to do. An oft asked question, designed to evaluate your internal motivation or passion is: If money were not an issue, what would you do for a living? While some may be able to immediately blurt out an answer, others may have to take some time to ponder the matter. Either way, your response typically reveals a true passion.

Is Your Career by Accident or by Design?

By Rowe Leathers
Contributor, Career Services

What did you want to be when you grew up? Often times, the answer to that question isn’t the job we are doing now. Since there aren’t surpluses of astronauts, ballerinas, mad scientists, or even would-be presidents, it is safe to say that somewhere along the way, many of us veered from our dreams.

Life After Graduation: What Lies Ahead?

By Cathy Francois Contributor, Career Services A friend of mine, who I admire, wrote this profound statement on her social media status, “Don't let one goal end without setting another in motion.” I immediately thought that it was timely advice for many soon-to-be college graduates. Have you thought about your career after graduation? What do you want to get out of your degree? Here are some tips on career planning ahead.