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Detours and Straight Lines: Navigating Evolving Career Goals

Thursday, March 3, 2016
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Do you remember being an undergraduate, when the possibilities that went along with declaring a major were wide open? As graduate students, the road ahead seems to be more focused and narrow than you could have imagined back then. One of the advantages, now that you're a graduate student, is that your goals are easier to declare because the options seem more narrowly defined. One of the disadvantages is that your goals are easier to declare because the options seem more narrowly defined. This program will introduce some of the commonly experienced (but less commonly discussed) questions of career direction for graduate students. The level of investment often dictates a mindset that doesn't allow you to think about alternative paths. Still, you sometimes feel a pull away from the career path you're on. Using your values, needs, and fears, this workshop will offer a framework to use as you navigate the questions about what your career options can be and the many different forms of commitment your current path can take.

SPEAKER: Gary Glass, Ph.D., associate director for outreach and developmental programming at CAPS. Gary received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Memphis in 1997 and has spent his entire career since then on college campuses, either teaching counseling or serving students from counseling centers and the broader community of Student Affairs. As an outreach director, his work focuses on translating the student development and psychotherapy benefits of individual counseling into community level interventions that emphasize creating empathic and supportive campus environments. 

Delicious pizza will be served; please bring your own beverage to enjoy. 

This event is part of The Graduate School’s Professional Development Series, and is co-sponsored with CAPS. Questions about this event? Contact The Graduate School's professional development team at

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Sociology Psychology, Room 319
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  • General
  • Professional Development