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Meet the grad assistants-Career Center style! Part 3

Hey all! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving break. I would have if I wasn’t so stressed over finals!

Cate and I recently caught up for my most recent string of blogs that highlights our talented Career Center graduate assistants. A graduate of University at Albany who studied Rhetoric and Communication, Cate is now in the Mental Health Counseling graduate program here at the College.

Photo courtesy of Cate

Photo courtesy of Cate

When I asked Cate what she wants to do after college, she replied with, “Last semester I chose to do a semester long study on veterans in my social & cultural foundations class with Dr. Jelane Kennedy.  It opened my eyes to veterans issues and ignited a passion in me to continue to learn more about them.  I’d love to work with veterans.  Further down the road, I plan on having my own private practice.  And at some point, I would love to incorporate equine (horses!) therapy into my practice.  I love horses and can’t wait to have my own.” It’s great to learn that she is truly following her passion and creating a job tailored to her wants and dreams!

Already thinking about finding a career before you graduate? Well Cate has some advice for you! “Yes.. network, network, network!  I didn’t realize the benefit of it for a while, but now I cherish the network I’ve built so far.  Who you know is just as important as what you know.  The sooner you start making connections, the better off you’ll be once you graduate.  Don’t be afraid of networking.  It can actually be a lot of fun.  And don’t forget about LinkedIn!  Everyone should have a LinkedIn account, regardless of their program/field.  And by the way, did you know that we can help you with your LinkedIn account here in the Career Center as well!? 😉  And don’t forget to connect with the Career Center and join their subgroup the Career Advisory Network too.”

I wish you all the best of luck as finals week quickly approaches!




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