Career Questions tagged Life Transitions

I wonder how I can combine my passion for writing and technology into a career that I will absolutely love.

I know it is important for me to live my best life. This starts by finding my 'dream' career. I want to be successful in a career that I am passionate about. #career-counseling #career-choice #career #career-path #plan #future #question #creative-writing #women-in-tech #internships...

#work-life-balance #life #help #life-transitions #success-driven #general-career-questions #college-major


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Active Mar 17 '18 at 11:17 PM

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Posted by bianca D.’s Avatar bianca D.
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Carol Walker | System Admin | Tech Support | Keeping technology ... The advice above is great, and I'd give another vote for ...

What can I do to feel more excited about, and less scared for, my college transition in a few months?

I'm very close with my family, but my top school is over five hours away from home. Everyone tells me that college will be one of the best times of my life, but I can't help but feel more terrified than excited. Is there anything I can start doing now to start easing myself into the idea?...

#college #undergraduate #life-transitions


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Active Mar 03 '18 at 07:24 PM

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Posted by Mallory C.’s Avatar Mallory C.
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Rachel Chace | AmeriCorps Urban Education Fellow, TutorCorps I would say set up a ritual for yourself for once ...

How different is real life from college?

Does college prepare you tot take care of yourself in the 'real world'? Are the skills I learn here pertinent to life after and if not what resources can I pursue to help me in life? #college-advice #college #graduation #young-adults #life-skills...



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Active Aug 16 '18 at 12:39 AM

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Posted by Samantha B.’s Avatar Samantha B.
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Krista van Kaathoven | Company Owner at 'Real life' is just a new stage in life. The most ...

What are ways that I could adapt to the college lifestyle?

I am afraid of moving out on my own without any family or friend, and really just want to fit in. #college #life-transitions #adaptability...



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Active May 11 '18 at 05:50 AM

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Posted by Zainab J.’s Avatar Zainab J.
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Kirstyn Thomas | Driven Student-Athlete that embraces differences and cultivates relationships From my own personal experience, I found that having a strong ...

Transition from college to life?

Now that I've been accepted into college, I've started thinking a lot more about what's going to happen after I graduate college in four years. How do college seniors transition from dorm/campus life to moving off campus and starting a job? #life-transitions...



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Active Apr 09 '18 at 11:48 PM

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Posted by Kristina H.’s Avatar Kristina H.
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Michael Bracey | Vice President, Life Sciences at Treximo Hi Kristina,It's great you are already thinking ahead. Once you begin ...

How long does it take you to cope with a new area?

I've been watching a lot of YouTube videos about first day experiences and living in the new dorm in a new environment and most of the people who are taking videos seem pretty confident in themselves. I've never moved before in my ENTIRE LIFE and now all of a sudden I'm getting kicked out and...

#life-transitions #academic-advising #college


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Active Jun 10 '18 at 09:08 AM

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Posted by Kristina G.’s Avatar Kristina G.
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Krista van Kaathoven | Company Owner at I've lived in 4 countries in the last 10 years and ...

Being home-schooled, will I have a hard time transitioning to college?

I've been home-school since the 7th grade because my family travels a lot. I'm worried that I will have problems transitioning because I haven't been in a classroom setting since the 6th grade. #college #future...



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Active Mar 03 '18 at 07:50 PM

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Posted by Staci P.’s Avatar Staci P.
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Rachel Chace | AmeriCorps Urban Education Fellow, TutorCorps I would suggest doing as much research as possible and making ...

What is the hardest part about being away from home while in college?

I am considering going out of state for college. #college #college-life...



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Active Jun 22 '18 at 08:58 PM

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Posted by Samantha N.’s Avatar Samantha N.
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Luke Ilijevski, CPA | Assurance Experienced Associate at PwC For many, the hardest part of going away for college includes:1.) ...

How do I adjust when going to college out of state?

I am moving from Texas to California for college and I was wondering what are some good ways to adjust to my new setting and still be successful in school? How do I beat home sickness? How should I make new friends? And how do all these factors help me keep up with my college goals?...

#school #life-transitions #adjusting #moving #college-bound #college


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Active Jun 15 '18 at 03:53 PM

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Posted by Hannah M.’s Avatar Hannah M.
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Tori Hamilton Going to college out of state is an exciting time but ...

How do you take a GAP year?


Active Apr 21 '18 at 04:39 AM

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Posted by Haddy J.’s Avatar Haddy J.

What club or activity would help me to meet people at my new college? I am the only student who speak french and I would like to get to know more people

#french this is my first year in college and the fact that I am the only person speaking french as a first language makes me feel apart of the rest a little. #friends #meeting-new-people #college...



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Active Apr 21 '18 at 04:21 AM

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Posted by Andrew L.’s Avatar Andrew L.
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Cariad Shepherd | Client Strategy Manager at PwC <span style="background-color: rgb(253, 253, 253);">Hi Andrew- Is there a french group ...

Is taking a Gap Year a good idea?

I hear pros and cons to taking a Gap Year. I'm not 100% sure on which major I want to take in college and thought it best to give myself time to find out what I like. #gap-year #college #college-prep #college-major...



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Active Aug 04 '18 at 08:08 AM

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Posted by Julia P.’s Avatar Julia P.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential Many people have found that this to be a mistake, as ...

What is something you wish someone would have told you before heading off to college?

I'm asking because going to college can be a big change and I want to prepare in any way I can. #college #life-transitions...



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Active Jul 02 '18 at 01:01 PM

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Posted by Rebekah C.’s Avatar Rebekah C.
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Krista van Kaathoven | Company Owner at I wish someone told me how extremely important it is to ...

what is life like in college?

I know that moving away from home is scary, but I don't know what to expect. #college #life-transitions...



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Active Aug 01 '18 at 03:04 PM

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Posted by keysharerah W.’s Avatar keysharerah W.
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Luke Ilijevski, CPA | Assurance Experienced Associate at PwC College is an opportunity to challenge yourself mentally, develop as an ...

When I am old enough, should I focus more on serving a mission for my church or getting married?

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and serving a mission to teach the gospel is very important to me. However, I also know that getting married is an essential part of God's plan. As I approach the age at which I will be able to serve a mission, should I be...

#marriage #college #missionary-work #life-transitions


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Active Sep 21 '18 at 02:31 PM

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Posted by Bethany J.’s Avatar Bethany J.
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Krista van Kaathoven | Company Owner at My advice, focus on YOU first before making those two the ...

Should I go to a big college?

I’m stuck between two colleges. I don’t know if I want to go to a cheaper college which is big or a smaller college which is expensive. #college #college-admissions #life-transitions #financial-planning...



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Active Sep 09 '18 at 03:01 PM

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Posted by Alexandria O.’s Avatar Alexandria O.
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Jacob Schwarber | Assurance Associate Hi, Alexandria,While a degree from a prestigious college or university certainly ...

Is making friends hard when you first get to college?

It seems alittle scary to be in a totally new place and not know anyone. #friends #college #social #work-life-balance...



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Active Aug 15 '18 at 12:26 PM

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Posted by Nina E.’s Avatar Nina E.
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Andrea Alderson | Sr. Manager CS Ops - Chatbots I absolutely agree with Hailey. There are so many ways to ...

Was it hard adjusting to living out of state during college?

I am asking this question because I am probably going #outofstate for college and this kind of freaks me out as I have never lived by myself let alone in a new year. I just want to know a little of what to expect and any pointers on adjusting. #college #out-of-state-student #life-transitions...



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Active Jul 11 '18 at 03:19 PM

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Posted by Taylor Y.’s Avatar Taylor Y.
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Jillian L. | Experienced Assurance Associate at PwC I went to college out of state and have never lived ...

How do I know if going to college immediately after high school is the right choice for me?

I attend Lexington High School which is very academically stressful and competitive. I was one of the many students that pushed myself throughout my four years there and now it seems as though it is expected of me to continue doing so in college right away but I am afraid of becoming burnt out...

#life-transitions #gap-year #college


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Active Jun 10 '18 at 02:48 PM

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Posted by Tess J.’s Avatar Tess J.
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Krista van Kaathoven | Company Owner at You know, if you want an answer to this question make ...

How can an incoming college student best prepare for transitioning from high school to college?

With college less than a year and a half away, I'm beginning to realize that I need to do everything I can to make the transition smooth, but the problem is I don't know where to start. #college #life-transitions...



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Active Jun 24 '18 at 03:12 AM

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Posted by Montrell J.’s Avatar Montrell J.
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Luke Ilijevski, CPA | Assurance Experienced Associate at PwC The best thing you can do is refine and improve study ...

How do you find out the requirement for transferring out of state?

For example California has which tells you the specific classes admissions and records like to see in transcripts when transferring from let's say a community college to a UC or private school. However only works for colleges within California. I am from California and...

#psychology #life-transitions #washington #lifechanges #helpplease #outofstate #transfering


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Active Sep 02 '17 at 11:35 PM

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Posted by Sabrina  U.’s Avatar Sabrina U.
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Linda Ann Robinson, Ph.D. | Industrial-Organizational Psychology & HR Consulting Speak directly with the Registrar's Office of the institution you are ...

What steps do I need to take to get my life together? (Please see the context)

I am turning 30 this year and life has not been exactly how I want it to be. I have a bachelors degree of applied science in Electronics Engineering from DeVry University but I graduated in 2009 I haven't had any type of tech Jobs. except one. and i feel that that job wasn't very...

#evaluating-resumes #art #life-coach #life-transitions #information-technology #engineering #job-application #personal-development #computer-science #depression


Joanne Mammarelli’s Avatar Adrienne Campos, M.Ed.’s Avatar Jess Elcan’s Avatar Jayesh Dave’s Avatar +4
Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:50 PM

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Posted by Victor B.’s Avatar Victor B.
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Joanne Mammarelli | Systems Engineer Honestly .. I'm not really sure how to approach this. If ...

This may sound silly, but WHY doesn't instant success happen to most people?

I'm a freshman in college and I tend to be an idealist... I don't expect to be "instantly successful" out of college because according to my dad, that's unheard of/rare. But WHY are most people NOT instantly successful. Why is it such a long process? What keeps people from being instantly...

#success #life-transitions #college #life-skills #personal-development #job-search


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Active Aug 15 '17 at 12:49 PM

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Posted by Liana S.’s Avatar Liana S.
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Ben Landis | Content Marketing Intern at As a fellow college student I definitely agree with you. There ...

Is going to college more of a pressure form society than an actual want to further ones education?

Do you feel that you are going to college simply because it was what you were told to do after high school? Do you feel like you truly want to get a good equation to pursue a certain career or are you just doing what your parents told you to do? Would a small break between high school and...

#life-transitions #niche #college #high-school


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Active Apr 09 '18 at 06:09 PM

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Posted by Julie Y.’s Avatar Julie Y.
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Michael Bracey | Vice President, Life Sciences at Treximo Hi Julie,I think this is an issue many people contemplate, and ...

How to stand out in teacher's minds and think outside the box?

Hello again. This question seems absurd in itself as the answers are very gray not black and white. However, I am going to be a college freshman next year and am trying to get outside my comfort zone. I am just realizing that there truly is no normal and I should stop asking people what they...

#college-bound #professor #college-essay #life-transitions


Aleksandra (Trpkovska) Stefanovska’s Avatar Crystal Rodwell’s Avatar
Active Oct 06 '17 at 05:30 PM

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Posted by Lauren P.’s Avatar Lauren P.
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Aleksandra (Trpkovska) Stefanovska | Author & College Admissions Coach at Pain Free ... Hi Lauren, When I read your question, I first thought "this ...

What's the most efficient way to ensure a successful transition from high school to college, and from college into the workforce?

I'm slightly anxious about the transitions between each big step, and it'd be nice to receive some support on what to expect/what steps I should take to ensure that I make the most out of my time in college. #management #career-path...



Katelyn Garrison’s Avatar Kenya Griffin’s Avatar Jennifer Klaske’s Avatar Jody Gallant’s Avatar +3
Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:06 PM

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Posted by Juan T.’s Avatar Juan T.
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Katelyn Garrison | Career Advisor | Co-Instructor at Florida State University Juan, Making a plan when going into college and then out ...

How difficult or easy is the transition from High School to College, especially if you're going out of state?

I live in California, but I am planning to go out of state. I would like to know some of the hardships I need to prepare for. #college #life-transitions #first-year...



Lori Malkasian, Psy.D’s Avatar Rachel Chace’s Avatar Ryan Bonaparte’s Avatar
Active Mar 08 '18 at 05:33 AM

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Posted by Jeff H.’s Avatar Jeff H.
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Lori Malkasian, Psy.D | Psychotherapist at C.T.R. Counseling and Consulting Transitioning to college is both exciting and stressful. Time management is ...

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