What were your interests as a child? What do people say about your skill sets and personality traits? What are your current hobbies and pastimes?
These are some of the questions that Career Services adviser Patrick Willis asked students at his “What do I Want to Be When I Grow Up?” workshop Wednesday afternoon.
Willis urged students to look to their past when searching for a career that best fits their skills and interests. “There are a lot of skills that can be developed and strengths that can be identified through something that seems worthless,” he said.
One attending student, Rachel Blanco, shared an account of a younger sibling who found a career in baking using skills developed through holding bake sales as a child.
“She was always good at accounting, at math,” Blanco said. “When she became a baker, she already had the skills.”
This event was part of the Spring quarter Student Success Workshop series. The next in the series will be a resume-building workshop May 12 at noon, followed by a “Better Banking” workshop at 1 p.m.