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Spring 2023


Students may have this preconceived notion that the road to their future profession is a straight path from their undergraduate education to their desired field. The other preconceived idea is that once students get to their desired profession, everything will run smoothly. This lesson is designed to help students understand there is no one path to their desired profession, that they may still have professional problems that will arise when they enter into their desired profession, and that those problems may even emulate the same challenges they experience as a student. This lesson also helps students understand the tension between maintaining a sense of self and the desire to engage in their desired profession fully.



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