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What makes you the person that you are?

I’m a college senior studying biology. I’m always ready to be a leader and guide people to be the best they can. #WSU #Biology #StudentAmbassador

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Paul’s Answer

For me, it was the core values that my parents instilled in me. Without core values, you basically cease to be you.

They provided the industriousness and enthusiasm, that I have in life, along with the growth mindset that keeps me from losing confidence.

They also instilled a risk taking philosophy. If you do not take risks, and attempt to achieve things amazing, then your life will be stagnant, and you will not progress to what you really want to be.

So, Core Values are what make me who I am, and I never compromise them for anything.

Never!
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Adam’s Answer

Congratulations on your imminent graduation!

I've found that you're judged by the actions you take. Integrity, honesty, and hard work don't pay off every day, but their benefit compounds over time. Losing the trust of others is an incredibly difficult thing to recover from.

Part of who you are is also how you take care of yourself and your community. In the beginning of your career, you'll probably be focused on building experience and getting established. As you settle in, don't forget to take care of yourself and your community. The balance that it brings to your life and career is essential to allowing yourself the room to grow, learn, and excel.

Best of luck! You sound like you're asking all the right questions.
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John’s Answer

Hey Zoe,

Several things add together to make you who you are. Part of it is your personality, part is your beliefs and values, part is your passion (what drives/motivates you, what makes you feel fulfilled) - this can take a while to discover!, part is your family, part is where you come from, and part is what you know.

You are a daughter of God. You are valuable. You are learning and becoming knowledgeable. Those are all part of you.

Having moved a lot in my life, each move was a chance to start again. I quickly realized though that in every place, I was the same person, but sometimes people perceived me differently. Who you believe you are and how others perceive you are not always aligned. You have to decide how to help others see who you are.
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Doris’s Answer

Hi Zoe,
Congratulations on your success as a college senior! The next part of your journey awaits you!
I’m currently a professional in the technology field and have been in my industry for 23 years.
I would say that my passions and interests help guide me into what I spend my time doing. For example, I’ve passionate about technology and so I spend a lot of my free time with my company organization volunteering as either a mentor, panel speaker and technical workshop facilitator. In my urban area, there are a lot of schools that might have access to technology programs and resources. Our organization works with other organizations to help identify under resourced schools (elementary or high school) and either provide mentoring with professionals, workshops or anything else they may need.
I’ve been fortunate, and I feel that I’m at a point in my life where if I can donate my time, knowledge and/or experience to those that need it, I try and dive in!
As leaders, sometimes the best use of our time is being volunteers to our communities and neighborhoods. The volunteer opportunities are endless!
Good luck in whatever you decide!
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Rachel’s Answer

In medicine, many physicians are defined by their career. This is especially the case during surgical training when almost every waking hour is spent at work. It's important to remind yourself that you are a product of your education, but also your family, your hobbies, and the service that you provide to others outside of work.
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Melisa’s Answer

Hi Zoe,

Great question and wonderful answers provided here as well. For me, I’m passionate about volunteering and “people helping people” in our world. I feel that no matter what your job is, what makes me the person I am today is finding ways to give back to my community and inspiring others to lend a hand as well. We’re put on this earth for a reason and each of us has unique gifts.

I have a plaque on my desk that reads, “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”-Pablo Picasso

No matter what career interests you, I feel it is important to find time to volunteer, in any way you can, to help make an impact in our world. More and more, we are introduced to different ways we can volunteer and even use technology to help others. We live in a time where there is no shortage of needs and ways to connect to more people and organizations that are helping achieve social good. As Doris shared, “the volunteer opportunities are endless!”

Best wishes for success in your educational and career goals.

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Melisa recommends the following next steps:

Check out sites like http://greatnonprofits.org for ways to help in your area.
Check out this article on “Using Technology and Innovation for Social Good.” https://www.greenpath.com/technology-and-innovation/
Seek out a mentor or individual in a career that you are passionate about and learn more about their job, what they like, dislike about it.
Keep asking questions! The more you ask, the more information you’ll receive from a broad range of peers and professionals.
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