Last Friday, Rachel Kossman, a recent graduate from Northeastern University, came to the class as our first guest speaker.
After graduation, Kossman started as a website editor and content contributor for TechTarget, where she built up work samples and learned about coding and SEO. However, writing technical articles is not what she feels interested in. After having traveled outside the country for a while, she started her travel blog, continued working on it, and sees travel writer as a dream.
I think Kossman’s experience tells us that we should try our hands at a variety of working places, to gather experiences and to learn useful skills. Meanwhile, it is key to find out what we are passionate for, where we have the potentials, and link it with our career path. It might take us a long time preparing, but it is worth a try.
Also, I think that having a professional personal website and putting our bio, resume, as well as all the works on it to show people who we are and what we are capable of is a terrific idea.