PhD in Management, Organizational Behaviour/Human Resources Management
It was recommended to me by one of my professors; I was looking to keep building my knowledge and skills and assumed that an MBA was my only path to a graduate degree after majoring in business, but my professor opened up a whole new world and career path for me.
My broad research question is "why do people have such different job search experiences?" I was inspired to take on this topic by watching my friends and family members try to find a suitable job after they graduated from post secondary.
The range of experiences was eye-opening; while some struggled and abandoned their ambitions, others persisted in the face of many obstacles in order to reach their desired path. I wanted to help, but I didn't know how. My own experiences, and the experiences of others, have inspired me to ask "how do clear goals help and hinder the job search?" and this is the focus of my dissertation.
The wide range of research interests; there are so many questions we can ask and are asking. It's inspiring to learn from one another.
My broad career goal is to use my knowledge to help people, and that will allow me to travel down many paths. I've been lucky enough to be a researcher, teacher, and take on more strategic projects in the context of higher education. I enjoy all of these roles and am open to all of them as career paths.
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