A couple weeks ago, I officially became an old person.
I went back to my old high school for career day.
I can’t believe I looked like that when I was in high school, btw. I used to think I was like so old and mature. Have the kids these days like gotten smaller, or what’s the deal? Some of them looked 11.
Anyway, I’ve been wanting to speak at career day for a while now, but something’s always come up. So this year I was extremely excited to be there.
I had the opportunity to speak to three classes of Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.
Three classes minus the 6 or 7 students who fell asleep during my presentation. Thanks, guys.
It was really an opportunity for me to tell them a bit about what I do, and to then talk about how I got there.
I also wanted to talk about college life. So I talked about college and I told them the typical…don’t do drugs, don’t drink. Ok let’s face it….you WILL drink. You WILL try things. But you will do it at your HOUSE…you will NOT get in a car…or I will FIND you… and I will SLAP you….the end.
I’m pretty convincing.
So then I talked to them about Supply Chain!
I talked to them about my job as a Contract Administrator!
To start off, I asked them if any of them even knew what Supply Chain is.
Not a single soul had a clue.
I went ahead and explained to them about my daily job functions. I explained to them some of the skills that you need to do the job really well. I explained to them a bit about the education and experience you need to land a job in that arena.
And THEN at the very end I asked them… I said, “Okay, so how many of you think my job is interesting?!”
And not one hand went up in the air.
So okay…they may not LIKE the idea of a career in Supply Chain, but at least they know what it is now. At least they’ve been exposed to a new career option, and they’ve narrowed down their list of future job prospects.
This got me thinking a bit. I realized that most students these days are clueless about most professions. It seems that they think their only options are:
- police officer
All of these are great professions, but there are SO MANY OTHER THINGS OUT THERE!
So I’ve decided to launch a new Gen Y Girl Career Series on the blog. My goal is to feature individuals on a weekly basis so that they can share their careers with us. What is it that they exactly do? Do they like it? Do they hate it? What makes their job so cool?
Because let’s face it. Most of us growing up had ZERO idea about life and what we wanted to do for a living.
LOL most of us STILL have zero idea about life and what we want to do for a living.
So I think that this series might be somewhat educational.
Like, who knew you could be a beekeeper? Like, there’s actually an ASSOCIATION for beekeepers.
I look forward to sharing some very interesting career options with all of you, and if any of you would like to participate, please fill out the contact form HERE and let me know why you’d like to be a part of this adventure!
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