It’s a Combination of Family Support and Mentoring that Guides Your Career Path
November is often a time when people share stories of gratitude and we think that’s great! For the next month the P.S. Blog will feature several Pearson Campus Ambassadors who are grateful for a variety of things: from family and friends to opportunities at their college. What are you grateful for?
Samantha “Sammi” Wu is majoring in Business Management and Organizational Studies at Western University in Ontario, Canada. She wants to pursue a career in finance after graduating. Her favorite class this semester is business law because of how interactive her professor is. Unlike those in the U.S. preparing for Thanksgiving next week, Sammi’s Canadian thanksgiving was in October, so she has already enjoyed her favorite holiday food – pumpkin pie. Here’s what she is grateful for:
I am grateful for my family and my mentors.
My family has always been there for me, and I don’t tell them enough how much they mean to me. I’m so glad that they’re supporting me through my university careers and never wavering in their support as I switched from a focus on finance to consulting to finance again. As I am a student studying in a different city as where my family resides, the distance has really emphasized how thankful I should be for basic comforts like good food and good company.
As for my mentors, I am extremely grateful that they’re taking the time out of their busy schedules to talk and guide me on my career decisions. Whether they’re busy fourth year students or full time professionals, I’m extremely grateful that they’ve taken me under their wing. Their mentorship has made me realize that I definitely want to pay it forward when the time comes!