Integrative Career Counseling has allowed me to see and hear the myriad ways people experience work, how the work we do affects our development and our view of our selves. My own work continues to enlighten me on the extent to which innate capacities, personal values, purposeful striving and the desire to be a valuable part of something impact the motivation, definition, decisions and challenges people face in the work they do and wish to do. My experiences in counseling inspired me to create this Interview section to highlight personal expressions and experiences of work. I thank the many individuals who share their perspectives and reflections in these interviews.
What are the benefits of taking a gap year? Kate Gallagher shares the personal insights and perspectives she gained during her gap year and how she leveraged those experiences with a deepened awareness of her skills and interests to land her current role at IBM. As a young adult in the early stages of her career life, Kate states “the future of work from my perspective looks promising”.