Career goals

By: Josie Bobeck


Photo created by Josie Bobeck using Canva

I’m slowly, but surely realizing that I’m going to be a big girl soon and I have to figure out what I want to do with my life. After this semester, I only have one more class for my major and my internship, and all I can do is think to myself “What am I even doing with my life?” The simple answer is I don’t know and while that is scary, it’s also liberating.

I have a pretty good idea about what my ideal career looks like, but I like that I’m not tied down to anything. I don’t know where I’ll end up post-graduation, whether it’s going straight to grad school or starting a career, and that part can be scary, but that’s how it is for so many people.

I want to work in a creative environment that lets me think outside the box. I’m extremely lucky to be working at a place right now that allows me to do that, and I can only hope to be able to continue that.

I want to work in a laid back environment. I’m extremely Type A and I hate it, so I feel like I would work better somewhere where I don’t have added stressors. I know I won’t be a fan of working in crisis communications or in a fast-paced industry, so the goal is to find an employer that won’t make me freak out on the daily. Wearing jeans as opposed to dress pants would be nice, too.

I want to work somewhere that allows me to learn something new every day. I don’t want to work somewhere where I’ll be doing the same thing day in and day out. I want to work on fun projects with fun people in a cool city that allows me to be expressive and have fun.

I don’t know where my future will take me; I don’t even know what I’m doing this weekend for that matter. What matters is that I’m happy down the line. I can only hope I’m OK with the outcome.

Josie Bobeck is a junior majoring in public relations with a minor in psychology. This is her first semester serving as vice president of member relations. She hopes to one day work in nonprofit PR. Josie enjoys spending time with her two dogs, her cat, and her family. Josie can be reached on Twitter @josephine3laine or via email.



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