Published on May 26, 2017
Updated on Sep. 17, 2018
We continue our Specialist Spotlight series with Sierra Clemetson! Sierra is a senior at Mizzou, majoring in Communication Science and Disorders and International Studies.
What’s your major?
I am a dual major in communication science disorders and international studies with an emphasis in Latin America. I became interested in Speech Pathology while at a high school career fair where I was actually able to talk to a person in the field. Second semester, while figuring out what classes I wanted take, I realized that international studies lined up with the courses I found interesting and what I wanted to do in the future.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?
The most rewarding part of being a Career Specialist is helping customers. I love being able to have conversations with strangers. It’s refreshing to know that sometimes you can help change their life in just one moment and leave a lasting impact on someone you may never see again.
How has the career center helped you to achieve your goals?
When I was deciding what college to attend, I did not want to go to Mizzou. However, working as a Career Specialist has really made me feel like I am a part of the community. I love working here!
How do students benefit from their interaction with a Career Specialist?
I think students benefit from talking to someone who is their age and someone who is potentially going through the process themselves. Just having a conversation with someone who is similar to you makes the dialogue more effective.
What is your favorite part about being a Career Specialist?
I love sitting down and working one-on-one with students from different backgrounds and finding ways to relate to them. We may be completely different in certain aspects, but we can always find common ground.
What’s your dream job?
In the future, I want to live in South America and teach English to individuals who want to migrate to the USA. Ideally, I would love to live off a bartering system, where I would be able to help others in exchange for a place to sleep, food to eat and a community to become a part of.