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emphasis in making a game plan for how” she would reach her end result. She said she “focused too much on what needed to be accomplished, but not how” she would accomplish it. Because she was so passionate about reaching her goal, I asked her if she had any advice for others who were working towards the achievement of a long-term or professional goal. She advised people “to explore.” She explained how exploring her options was important because it helped her to see different fields, opinions, and hear different experiences of people who have been in her shoes. She told me “it is ok to change your mind.” I thought this was relevant to me because I have jumped all over the business and journalism school trying to find my perfect fit. Finally, I wanted to see if she has a concrete answer as to “why is it important to set attainable goals for getting a professional career.” She basically summed up the entire interview with the answer of: “So, you can make your visions into realities.”
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Jaclyn Coleman Reflection Before starting the interview, I was not sure if I would actually be able to hold a thirty-minute interview with someone who I did not know. I was nervous and skeptical as to whether or not speaking to her would be worth my while. I did not want to have a forced conversation and I know she did not either. Nonetheless, all of my skepticisms and doubts quickly disappeared once I really started talking to her. It did not feel like an interview. Rather, it felt like a natural conversation with a stranger. She offered a wide variety of insight, opinion, and personal experiences which made her likable and easy to converse with. She was also very relatable because I feel like she understood my concerns on reaching my goals. I believed that she had a very strong grasp on how goal making worked and it seemed that she knew what she was talking about. I appreciated how she thoroughly responded to my questions with thought-provoking, intuitive, and understandable answers. She wanted to be there, which is why this interview went so amazingly. The only aspect I would change for next time is giving her a chance to ask me questions. I think that would have been useful for my sake and it would have also probably felt good for her to be able to hear questions from the interviewer. Overall, I feel like this interview succeeded with flying colors. I was able to rethink my methodologies in setting attainable goals for my future career. I also was appreciative that I was given the opportunity to be introduced to someone else’s unique experiences and views on the guiding question. Everyone who has become successful has done some sort of planning and goal-setting in the time leading up to their success. Me
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Jaclyn Coleman being able to hear the input from someone who is similar to me in age and field was reassuring for me.
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