What career path?
I am a hypocrite of the worst sort. This week I will ask my First Year Seminar students to share their plan for where they want to be in five years as they discuss their college major and career goals. How can I ask these young people about their career plan when I clearly, even after 25 years of professional work, don’t have one of my own? The number of jobs and goals I have had is better represented by this mishmash of animal tracks than a straight road. Isn’t that just a little hypocritical? I am hard pressed to say where I will be five years from now and, at the moment, I could not even say where I want to be five years from now.