Crossing Paths on Purpose
When I think of all the aspects that my current job encompasses; my favorite aspect of all is being able to mentor students around my age and guide them to grow professionally and encouraging them to create wonderful work.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”- Steve Jobs
By creating what I believe is great work and living by Steve Job’s philosophy of work ethic I strive every day to find what I love but ironically, mentoring snuck up on me and discovered me first. I knew before that becoming a mentor would be a very rich role to follow through with; but I never expected it to be as rewarding as it was. I want to share a little about what it was like being a mentor as a 2nd year super senior: Fall semester.
I have always been the type of person to dream big. Very very big. I visited New York City dozens of times but during the summer of 2015 the stars happened to align and gave me the vision/goal to live and intern there the following summer. During the Fall of 2015, I knew I needed some sort of experience on my resume if I had any chance of following my dream of interning and living in NYC during the summer of 2016. So I applied to one internship at Campus Recreation and Wellness and received a Communication/Marketing Internship there for Spring 2016. I learned and grew a lot and even got a job as a Marketing Manager before receiving my dream internship at Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City summer 2016.
I thought that the best way to share my mentoring story would be to include my very first intern Victoria. We always tell our story the best when we’re together.
The video will be up some time this week!