By The Numbers: Winding Career Road Edition

A recent feature in the Alumnae Quarterly of beloved my alma mater Mount Holyoke College profiled women whose careers haven’t been of the linear kind. As I read their stories, I couldn’t help thinking about the zig zag trajectory of my own professional path – and how it has led me to the tremendous contentment I feel job-wise today.

It’s A Sign: Celebrating opening week at The Westin New York Grand Central

I graduated from MHC envisioning a future as the next Katie Couric. Though I pursued TV news for many years, I ultimately found that what I wanted more was a communications role outside the broadcast fray. I wouldn’t trade those experiences, though, or any I’ve had since because each one brought with it great learning, a bit of adventure and many friendships that endure to this day.

Here’s a look at some of the seminal benchmarks of my winding career road – By The Numbers:

Number of jobs since graduating from college: 12
Number of jobs that sparked romance: 4
Number of moves dictated by TV news gigs: 3
Number of career changes: 2
Number of overseas business trips: 7
Number of enduring work-related friendships: 7

I’m excited about the new friendships I’m cultivating as part of my job at The Westin New York Grand Central. And equally thrilled that each day brings something new and interesting. Who says you need to follow a traditional path to get to professional bliss?

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One Response to “By The Numbers: Winding Career Road Edition”

  1. Brainy Pint Sizer

    I’m so happy for you. :) I can’t wait to hear more! I’ve zagged, but not too much of a zig. Once I left my life in one area, I never looked back. I’ve pretty much been linear since then. I will say, more than the zig zag has been the “stuck in a rut” for me. But, you have given me hope! Congratulations!

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