Each year no matter how hard we may try to avoid feeling burnt out or stuck at a certain point in our careers, we all reach that point where, I feel as though, we plateau.
It is only natural to have at least one moment during the year where you feel as though you have reached your highest point and do not know where to go or which way to turn.
It is in those moments that we must turn to our colleagues for guidance, find solace in the true moments of rewards within our work, and find time for ourselves to figure out how to become “unstuck”. Unfortunately, at times it is hard to get out of this slump, so to speak, even with the aforementioned help.
Therefore, as a new student affairs professional who has at times faced this plateau I ask you, the seasoned professionals:
- What do you do when you hit these uncertain moments within your careers?
- Are there any strategies which you employ which may help us all?
Moments like this is when knowing what works is crucial. Please share your thoughts and ideas.
is the Coordinator of Judicial Affairs and Student Information at Bergen Community College.
Juhi works between the Center for Student Success as a career and transfer counselor and a judicial affairs coordinator within the Office of Student Life and Judicial Affairs. Additionally, she manages the information desk within the new Student Center.