Week five at the PSU campus looks a little like a zombie apocalypse; sleep deprived students roaming around dazed, study groups blocking the hallways like a zombie jam, and midterm survivors stepping over the carnage on the way to the bus mall.
But knowing how to survive a zombie attack is not the kind of fearless I am talking about. So what does it mean to be fearless? Being fearless means being able to face the things that challenge you every day and moving forward even if you are scared. Being fearless is being brave and confident and carrying on even when you don’t know what is going to happen next. Being fearless is writing a blog for the first time (actually this is my second time and it’s still scary!).
It isn’t easy being fearless so I am glad I have the help and support of the School of Business and my academic advisor. This relationship has really helped me focus on what is important to me and how I can accomplish my future goals and be a fearless job seeker. Every major is different and each has its own challenges so if you start preparing now for your job search you should be in a better place by the time you are ready to graduate.
So here it is my final and last year and I have decided to chronicle my journey to graduation. Starting with this first blog post and ending when I take that long walk with all my fellow graduates wearing that black robe!
I made a pledge to myself that I would be fearless and take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves to me including:
Attend Fearless Friday events
Attend job fairs
Attend Academic and Career Services workshops
Finish my LinkedIn profile
The best advice I can offer on being fearless is you don’t have to be fearless alone! Take the pledge along with me!
Fearless means conducting an entire workshop solo! Yikes! But I am and you are invited. So please join me (so I am not all alone!) on November 12 from 4-5 pm in SBA room 160 for my first workshop – Baby Steps to Job Success.
Starting your senior year is scary because one part of the journey is over and another one is beginning, but you don’t have to do it alone. I am both excited and nervous about job looking but I have decided to be in the fearless business, so here I go!
~Angela Stanton ’16, Fearless Senior, Keep calm and study on!
Angela is a senior business student majoring in advertising. She’s a member of the FIR Advertising student group and a student blogger.
Upcoming Fearless Friday:
Join the School of Business for our Fearless Friday career support workshop series and we can be fearless together. The next workshop (Presenting who you really are: How your past can be turned into an asset) should be outstanding and is being presented by Erica Wagner, the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, on October 30, from 10am to 12p in the SBA room 130.