(Closed) What is your career, and how did you choose it?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Fell into it ๐Ÿ™‚

Finished my undergrad, didn’t move forward with starting my B.Ed to teach. No reason, just wanted to get working.

Started on a filing/clerk contract for, and now I am an event planner, admissions & recruitment officer for the same university.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am a teacher too! During my senior year of high school, I took a “class” that allowed me to go to the local elementary school 1 hour each morning and help out a teacher/tutor students.  I was actually assigned my kindergarten teacher from 12 years before!  I ended up falling in love with teaching.  I finished college last year with a degree in elementary education, but currently, I am a pre-school teacher ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Really fell into it.

Was recruited out of college to be part of a 40 person “class” at a start up retail firm.

Got placed in the “Business Systems Analysis” group after 2 week training period. I didn’t even know that type of position existed.

I really like it and am working towards a Project Management track.

My absolute ideal job would be to spend all day around and riding horses, but sadly that is a money pit.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Sunflowers are my favorite flower and they will be all over my wedding!!! lol anyways, to answer your question…I kind of just did what I liked and ended up in law school.  I always wanted to be an FBI agent but then I met me Fiance and decided I might rather have a personal life…I don’t know if I will ever absolutely know what I want to do until I get there, if that makes any sense.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

@RingPup: I would love that job!

I work with disabled children. I’ve always loved kids. Half of my job is writing which is my true passion in life.

A friend knew the place was hiring and put in a good word for me.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have danced my whole life and went to school for Dance Education.  Danced professionally and taught for 15 years.  Went back to school for pre-law.  Worked a year as a paralegal and learned I hated being confined to an office unlike dance where I was free lance and set my schedule and hours.  Firm was losing money so I got layed off and ended up watching a friends baby because she couldn’t afford daycare and I was on unemployment doing nothing.  Love love loved everyday with her. Turns out I needed to be around kids and not crabby attorneys and clients.  Now I am a pro-nanny working with 3 families and plan to eventually open my own home daycare.

Funny think is that I volunteer at the Humane Society and already know someday I will go back to school to become a vet tech to work with animals. Crazy I know.  But its good to try new things.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have danced my whole life and went to school for Dance Education.  Danced professionally and taught for 15 years.  Went back to school for pre-law.  Worked a year as a paralegal and learned I hated being confined to an office unlike dance where I was free lance and set my schedule and hours.  Firm was losing money so I got layed off and ended up watching a friends baby because she couldn’t afford daycare and I was on unemployment doing nothing.  Love love loved everyday with her. Turns out I needed to be around kids and not crabby attorneys and clients.  Now I am a pro-nanny working with 3 families and plan to eventually open my own home daycare.

Funny think is that I volunteer at the Humane Society and already know someday I will go back to school to become a vet tech to work with animals. Crazy I know.  But its good to try new things.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m a social worker, and it chose me. I knew I wanted to go into some sort of “helping field” and got my Bachelor’s in Psychology (Humanistic, not Clinical). From there I had a lot of confusing job options and interviewed for a job at our local DFCS. I got it and so far I love it and plan to stay in it. I know a lot of people talk about the “burn out” you can get from this type of job, but I’m the type of person that would probably get drained doing anything, lol.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I didn’t know much about the Merchant Marine industry, but my cousin got me to go to the same merchant marin academy he had gone to. It is a regular 4-yr college, but you also get extra specialized training and testing to get a Coast Guard certified engineer’s/mate’s license. We are the ones that crew the US-flagged cargo/cruise ships that go all over the ocean or work on boats in th inland waterways and rivers of the US. I am a relief captain on a towboat. (Which is where I met FI) I could also pilot ships all over the world if I chose to with the license I have, but Fiance would have to get much more training/certifications to do be able to do that. ๐Ÿ˜›

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m a wedding coordinator.  Totally fell into it – went to Music School first, then got a degree in Pastry Arts and worked as a pastry chef for a while.  When I wanted a job with more normal hours, I started in the Hotel’s sales office.

After a few years and working in almost every department in resorts I went back to sales and was shortly promoted to the Catering & Conference Services Manager. 

For many years I was the only coordinator taking care of brides from contract to cake cutting. 

Now I book them and room blocks and get them started but turn them over to another person for coordination. 

Much better hours, still get to work with brides, and still in hotels which I love.

(and bonus… get to have my wedding where I work, which alleviates some stress… though probably causes some more ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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