#FirstSevenJobs: GGU Joins the Conversation

Over the course a lifetime, most individuals may have 7 careers and over 10 jobs by age 40.

It is not uncommon to find yourself unsatisfied in your career. Maybe you have been in a field 1, 2 or even 5 years and feel like a life-long commitment is not ideal. Well, you are not alone.

In recent weeks, the trending #FirstSevenJobs has inspired business professionals and even celebrities to join in this conversation sharing their own first seven jobs. Assistant Director and Career Consultant for the Office of Career Planning Julie Salzman can attest that your first few jobs are not an indicator of where you may find success. In 2011, the assistant director began her career at GGU as a Disability Services Coordinator leveraging her MS in Counseling to later obtain her current position.

Julie Salzman’s #firstsevenjobs: 

  1. Babysitter & house sitter: private clients (age 11 onward)
  2. Cashier: McDonalds (one week) & Heavenly Hamburgers (high school)
  3. Busser: Kenwood Restaurant & Highland House (high school)
  4. Wine Bartender/ Cashier/Accounting Assistant: Chateau Souverain (college summers)
  5. Student Athletic Trainer: Butte College & Chico State University (college internships)
  6. House cleaner: private client (college)
  7. Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy Assistant: Mangrove Physical Therapy Clinic (college) & Sports Medicine Institute (after college)

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You may be wondering how one can land a job in another field without previous experience and many concur the solution is furthering your education. According to a U.S. News and World report, respectively 26% and 19% of undergraduate and graduate students pursuing an online degree intended to change careers after graduation.  If you are a marketing professional considering a move to HR, an MS in HR Management may be something of interest. Or you may want to transition from an administrative role into a career as an accountant. The possibilities are endless!

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SHARE YOUR STORY

If you are a student, alumni, faculty or staff member, please join the conversation by commenting your #FirstSevenJobs below or tweeting using the trending hashtag and the #GGU. We would love to hear from you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2016: 5 Tips for Success this Term

Golden Gate University would like to extend a warm welcome to new and returning students this term!

For over 110 years, our institution has helped over 70,000 seeking to change or advance their career to success. As a result, Washington Monthly ranked GGU as the #1 institution for adult learners nationally.  As the first week comes to a close, we encourage you to take a look at the following tips compiled by faculty and students to learn how YOU can make this trimester a winner in your academic career.

Tips for Success

  1. Become familiar with campus offerings. GGU’s campus, located in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District, is equipped with the necessary resources to meet student needs. Be sure to jot down business hours for reference throughout the year.
  2. Bookstore – Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 7  
    • Drop in for all of your textbook needs, GGU gear or even a phone charger.
  3. Cafe – Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am – 9 pm, Saturday, 7:30 am – 2 pm
    • Stocked with snacks, our cafe provides a pick me up with Peets coffee products and seating perfect for relaxing.
  4. Library – Open 7 days a week
    • If you are looking to meet with a group, study or locate required course materials, our skilled librarians are available to help.

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2. Review eLearning for class materials. Most classes offered online and in person are featured on the eLearning website. To ensure you are optimizing your time, spend a few minutes viewing the online student orientation. Check your email for username and login details.If you are unsure if your class utilizes this site, reach out to your instructor ASAP.

3. Check important dates. We understand being a student is not your only title. Many students serve as professionals and parents. Before the second week begins, carefully review the academic calendar for drop deadlines, the last day to withdraw and other important dates. Failure to do so may result in a lower GPA or unexpected fees.

4. Download the GGU mobile application. Stay informed with our mobile application that includes information on our housing options, student discounts and on campus involvement. Click here to download free.

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5. Make your presence known on campus. Many students make taking classes seem like a chore when in reality it is an opportunity to increase your network! Don’t let the classroom be your only learning platform. Join organizations on campus or attend student events to meet like-minded individuals seeking similar careers. Periodically check our event calendar for details.

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Share your story. If you are a student interested in being featured on our blog, email danderson@ggu.edu for an opportunity to share your GGU experience!