who you are in high school is not who you will be in college and who you are in college is not who you will be when you are 30.
when you accept that you are malleable and ever-changing, you will be less resistant to new ways of thinking and being and you will grow into the beautiful person you are meant to become.
resist the urge to remain stagnant. there are always things to learn about the world and yourself. let yourself learn them.
- Be Patient!
- Don’t limit yourself!
- Find a place that feels like home!
- Do what’s best for you!
- Hard work always pays off!
My second interview was at Robert Morris University (RMU). The title is Counselor/Retention for Specialized Student Populations. That’s one helluva title isn’t it? Well, I stumbled upon the position one Friday night a few weeks ago and told a friend who works at RMU that I applied for the position (the myth is true: it’s not what you know, it’s who you know). He said he would email the director. Wouldn’t you know it, that following Tuesday I got a call with her we spoke and I landed an on campus interview.
Upon my arrival, it quickly began to feel like home. It was homecoming time so there were signs everywhere and an atmosphere of pride that could not be denied. Not knowing exactly how to get to where I needed to be, a few friendly faces (Nicky and Nate, I believe) walked me all the way down to the Student Success Center. There, I was greeted by the secretary who said the director would be right with me. I always carry my iPad with me so it was no problem for me to have a few minutes to collect my thoughts. While waiting, there were four or five tutors helping students through what seemed to be difficult math. That was just another confirmation that I liked the happenings of what was taking place at this university.
Soon after 10 am, the Director came out to greet me. We chatted for a good 40 minutes. During that time, she was familiarizing me with what the office does, who it serves, and who specifically serves the office. After getting familiarized with the office, it was time to meet the Vice President of Student Life and boy was he nice. He gave me some good history about RMU and what he’s done during his tenure. I was impressed and so pleased to have had the opportunity to meet with him.
Next, it was time for lunch with the counselors in the office. These women were so cool. They didn’t ask me too many “work” related questions; the questions were getting to know you kind of questions. I appreciated their laid-back approach very much. The question I liked the most was: How do you get rid of stress? My reply was simply talking to my colleagues, family and friends about certain things. I also told them that I keep a journal. I forgot to mention working out, too.
To wrap up the day, I met with the Director one more time and we just shot the breeze for a solid 10-12 minutes. It was great! Needless to say, I felt great when everything was said and done.