Why I Want to Support YOUR Career Journey
I graduated from the University of Southern California in May 2020 with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering. However, most of my time was spent outside of class in clubs and attending concerts. I remember at the beginning of my Spring semester of my 2nd year I went to a career advising session with a university staff member to get advice on what I needed to do to be better qualified for the job that I wanted. When I asked them this question, the staff told me that I needed to reduce the amount of non-engineering activities that I did outside of class, and instead take on more engineering projects and extracurriculars.
The exact opposite of what I wanted to hear.
I had to make a decision to either follow the status quo and do what was expected of me, or take charge of my career path and craft it to give me the opportunities that I wanted despite my "unusual" background. That's when I started deep diving into career development and understanding how the job search process worked.
I ended up getting a job that I never knew existed yet perfectly fit what I was hoping for - a role that combined engineering with marketing and product management.
Over the past 3.5 years, I have coached fellow and former classmates throughout their career journeys through 1-on-1 sessions as well as group sessions and webinars. The most common piece of feedback that I received was that everyone was incredibly grateful for the help because they hadn't had much success with the career center and when they looked online for help all of it was expensive and out of their budget. Thus, I started this business to help provide engineering college students, especially those of underrepresented minority background like myself, with valuable career advice at a reasonable price.
Outside of this, you can catch me outdoors hiking at a National Park or taking photos at a concert! Yes, I found a way to keep doing my passions both in my job and outside of my job despite the advice that I received back in 2018.