College of Family and Consumer Sciences: May 2012
Graduate Student at Vanderbilt University
I began my studies at UGA not really sure what my career goals were. I knew that I loved children and wanted to work intimately with families. I chose to study child and family development because the major offered a wide variety of classes and allowed me to study issues in the family ranging from nutrition and consumer economics to human sexuality and developmental psychology. As I progressed through the required coursework for my major, I really became interested in maternal and infant health and eventually decided that I wanted to become a midwife. I want to work to help families make healthy decisions as they transition into parenthood and know that my background in child and family development will be an excellent addition to my knowledge as a healthcare provider.
I got connected with the career center through a professional development class in the CFD department. It was very helpful to start creating my resume and practicing interview skills even as a sophomore. When I started applying for graduate schools this year, I knew exactly where to get the help I needed to perfect my resume and hone my interview skills. I met with my Career Consultant, Christie Sanders, several times as I prepared for an interview back in February. It helped me to have someone to ask me questions and talk through important components of my resume.