The Importance Of Job Shadowing

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After a few years in the workforce, I realized that I must not spend any more of my youth on entry-level jobs that hold little to no meaning to me. Now is the time to advance myself and to explore endless possibilities with the right education. Therefore, I enrolled myself in Sinclair Community College. Every day, Sinclair astounds me with their commitment to prepare students for a bright future. Choosing a major is stressful but I must have a clear path to the finish line. Striking a balance between passion and job security is no easy process but there is no space for hesitation. A satisfactory professional life directly impacts my happiness and quality of life; Without a family to come home to, I will need a fulfilling job to wake up to.…show more content…
There, I was inundated with online resources and referred to our internship coordinator regarding opportunities for hands-on experience. Sinclair’s Internship Coordinator Mrs. Jones is quite inspiring with her ray-of-sunshine personality. Although Sinclair does help students find internships, the job shadowing program between students and employers is still underway. I was not able to walk away with opportunities to job shadow. Fortunately, Mrs. Jones was able to connect me with her colleague and good friend Mrs. Watters-East, the president and CEO of Noir Marketing and PR, who would be able to provide insights on the marketing area. One month later, Mrs. Watters-East and I sat down and talked about the nitty-gritty of the business world, and I felt golden to have had that opportunity. What I also learned from her was that the only way I can learn about the job prospects of a fashion design degree would be to job shadow someone in New York, where I plan on heading later in my life after obtaining a Business degree. Since she has connections in New York, she offered to make some calls for me. I sent her flowers and a thank you note for her…show more content…
The word ‘leadership’ appears on nearly every job application, under ‘Qualities Preferred’. Although I believe that I am a natural leader, I was not successful in landing a supervisory role in a company that I had been with for three years. The near-miss propelled me to strive more. I signed myself up for Sinclair’s Ohio Fellows Leadership Program to learn more on how to become a leader. The program is based on teachings from Robert K. Greenleaf’s twenty-eight-page essay called, “The Servant as Leader”. Not all leaders are true leaders. Here, to be a true leader is to first be a great servant, and a true servant is naturally a great leader. The servant leader is nothing short of a gallant and pure spirit whose unblemished leadership comes to a full-circle, connecting back to the humble servant. His or her love reaches and fills all four corners of the walls and acts on the unarmed truths that we hold deep within ourselves. Truths that ultimately have the final word but can take time to reveal themselves: inclusion, equality, courage, and so
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