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Discussion 1, answer following questions(at least 300 words in total)
1.What are the main publications, journals, and newsletters in your area(finance area) of interest?
2.What are some of the trends, issues, and topics mentioned in these publications?
3.What other trends are you noticing? What are possible trends that may result based on the economy, popular culture, or other factors?
Discussion 2, answer following questions(at least 300 words in total)
Create a detailed action plan for finding an internship opportunity in finance area. Include several steps and a timeline to complete each step. Ideas for your plan may include: Types of opportunities you intend to explore. Where you will start your search? What resources you will use? Whom you might talk to in order to get ideas and support? How you will initiate contact with the organizition? A timeline to accomplish these goals.
Discussion 3, write your comments and your feelings for the text in the attachment file(100 words for each text)
In reading chapter one I think I know myself pretty well although I still a few things to work out according to some of the exercises I did in this chapter. For the most part I have not changed meaning that my interest in the things I liked before still stand except for a few things. Being in the military changed my way of thinking and how I view certain things like just everyday walking most people do not realize it but, many drag their feet when they walk, and I hate it now. Also because of the military I pride myself in being the best I can be no matter what job I am currently doing. I do not do this for recognition I do it simply because if you work hard to be your best everything will fall into place for you in time.
I feel as though I can maybe get to know myself better by putting myself out there more for things. I am not one to volunteer for anything because I do want to be stuck doing something I do not want to do. I need to try and understand that no matter what the job is it is important I may not know why but I need to know that it is. I also need to try and get out of my comfort zone and do things that put me in awkward positions so that I can test myself tp the limit.
In the next few months I hope to have a new position within the company I am currently employed at. I will continue to work to the best of my ability so that when it comes time for me to try out for the new positions I will have a concrete background to help me out.
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After reading chapter 1 I feel as if I do know myself pretty well. I’m confident in which directions I should and shouldn’t go for a career. At a very young age, I knew that I wanted to pursue something in the medical field as I found it was always what I was drawn to most. My drive to help people and the feeling of satisfaction after is what I love. I also have a lot of empathy for people which makes me want to help. Whether my career is in nursing or within a public health department, I know I’ll feel like I’m not actually going to “work” everyday. Finding your passion is key.
Although I find that I do know what I want in life and what my skills are, I still have room to improve my knowledge of myself. To achieve this I will most likely explore different areas in the medical field. Being open-minded is important when trying to get to know yourself more. You may not know that you would love to do something if you never try it. Writing lists is something I do very often because it helps organize my thoughts and makes me feel less stressed. I also tend to write down what my goals are in life and try to plan out a perfect scenario of what my future entails. I find that this helps me stay motivated through school and internships.
As you have those days where you are so motivated to reach the career of your dreams, there will be those days where it feels like you are doing the wrong thing or feeling like you will never reach your goals. These obstacles and barriers will always happen in life, however the way you go around these obstacles and overcome these barriers will show the resilience within yourself. It’s important to remember why you started and where you will be if you keep pushing in order to overcome these obstacles.
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The most significant career obstacle in my like right now is registering and passing my boards. Most of my classmates had already registered for their national boards, but I was late in registering because I did not have the money at the time. The most stressful part about it is that the dates for the exam are filling up fast. At this point I may not be able to take my board exam until August. I recently paid for the exam last week, but still have not received a date. Therefore I am not able to begin my career until I pass my national board exam.
This career obstacle is a 2. I chose this number, because the worst that can happen is I have to wait until August to take my board exam. The bright side is I get more time to study, but too much time to study can result in laziness and losing focus. Also, if i fail the board exam I can always retake it, but I will have to pay the $440 again. Therefore, the obstacle is not very permanent at all.
After sharing this obstacle with some of colleagues from my program. They have reassured me that this is a minor setback, and I should not get overwhelmed. I still have not received my exam date yet, and most of them are taking theirs in June. Also, after talking to my parents they stated, “The worst that can happen is I fail, and i retake the exam.” Therefore, my obstacle is not very realistic to them, so I gave it a score of 1.
I learned from this activity that people tend to make situations in their life bigger than they appear to be. To the individual the obstacle can seem to be detrimental and a huge burden. However, if you told someone else the issue they will have a different perspective and may even be able to help you see how the issue can be resolved.
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While reading chapter 2 in Hired! I figured out that my most significant career related obstacle currently in my life is not being able to pass my state boards for my dental hygiene licenses in three different states. This stems from the issue I talked about in the past discussion on not being confident in myself and always doubting myself in life. My career obstacle is a 1 which is not permanent at all. If I asked five friends about this obstacle they would probably hit me and say that it is not possible about me failing my boards, that I will be fine and I’ve got this and I am just being dramatic. I am one hundred percent making this more over whelming than it really is. I clearly overthink things and have an issue with just having faith in myself. I would say the scale for this would be a three, not actually realistic but it could be possible, you never know what can happen the day of the boards. I learned from this activity that I do over think or over whelm myself for no reason especially over things with school. I tend to make myself physically and mentally sick of things like this because I keep it on my mind so much. Which is not healthy at all but for some reason, I cannot stop it even though I truly want too. I think as I get older it actually just becomes worse than it used to be. I basically make my own roadblocks in my life and stink my body down right there and then. I know this is something I need to work on and possibly while reading Hired! it will help me get on the right pathway. Which is something I truly need in life.
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