Quit Waiting and Start Doing


Krasi is Carey the Torch's Editor-in-Chief and also represents the Career Development Office in Washington, D.C., working with students on career exploration and development. Krasi holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and a Master of Arts in International Human Rights from the University of Denver.

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It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

Leonardo da Vinci

In my experience as a career coach, I sometimes come across the attitude that if only there were more opportunities, the job search process wouldn’t be as frustrating and it would be so much easier to secure a job. I find that mindset fascinating. Mountain climbers don’t wait for mountains to come to them; they train, sacrifice, and persevere to get to the top. It’s not any different in the job search process. You can sit around complaining that not enough opportunities were offered to you, or you can go out happen to what’s already available. Especially if you are lucky to live in a large metropolitan city. As discussed in a previous piece, luck comes to those who remain positive, adventurous and curious. So what are you waiting for?

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