How to Manage Your Career When You Have Absolutely No Idea
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Douglas describes his career journey, from a New Jersey high school student with no plans to attend college to earning his bachelor’s degree, working at Merrill Lynch, directing student health centers at two East Coast universities, and finally to his current position at Chico State. As Dr. Douglas tells his story, he illustrates how key decision-making, mentoring, and networking helped him along the way. He also explains how he was able to earn a master’s degree and a doctorate degree as his career developed. Sprinkled through his talk are humorous anecdotes, as well as unforeseen twists and turns. Finally, Dr. Douglas encourages students to step outside of their “comfort zones” and try new things, even if it means a geographical move.
Recorded: March 11, 2013