2024年3月6日

By Rebecca Mohr, 威尼斯人平台 沟通s Manager

A Journey of Resilience and Growth: Golphin's Unconventional Path

A testament to the unpredictability of life and the talent it takes to navigate twists and turns, 珠宝Golphin’s ’04, story is marked by unexpected opportunities. From an accidental college choice to Human Resources manager at Jewish哥伦布, Golphin has landed where she was always meant to be.

“My best friend and I had decided that we wanted to go to college together. 然而, we didn’t suss out that idea very well, and we ended up applying to eight different colleges. She said, ‘Well, I’m really interested in this school called 资本,’戈芬说. “我们来参观了. She filled out all my paperwork and we showed up in August for Smooth Transitions.”

Between sophomore and junior year, life gave Golphin an expected surprise – she became a mother.

“It was a surprise, but it worked out. I started junior year doing online classes through 哥伦布 State [Community College], and then I came back [to 资本] in the winter,戈芬说. “我的日程排得很满. 我上的是第三班. I would get off work at 6 a.m., pick up my son from the babysitter, go to sleep for maybe three hours, 带他去托儿所, and then had to be on campus by 11 a.m. 类的.”

An integral facet of every student's educational journey at 资本, Golphin's internship with the 资本 沟通s team exemplified the value of experiential learning.

“I needed an internship and, 不幸的是, I missed the class where [the professor] gave ideas of where to look and whom to talk to. I was literally sitting in the MDR trying to think of where I could go that might have public relations. Then I remembered I had seen a sign in Yochum Hall that said public relations. 我去了那里, 遇见Denise [Russel], 告诉她我的故事, and pleaded with her to give me an internship,戈芬说.

“I was able to help write some pieces for the alumni magazine. I also did some photography for campus events. I don’t think I had any expectations, but it was really nice to work on projects that were going to be seen by the public. I got to do a lot of forward-facing activities for campus and even got to see my name in print.”

After graduating with a major in 英语, Golphin spent time in program management with organizations such as NAMI, New Directions Career Center, and the Family and Youth 法律 Center at 威尼斯人平台 法律 School. She has been at Jewish哥伦布 for a little over two years and has recently been promoted to Human Resources manager. It was a role she hadn’t expected, but she says, “I just kind of fell into it, and I love it.”

“I was talking to my friend the other day and said I wish I could do college now. When I have the money to deal with all the expenses and have had time to think through what I want to do when I grow up. A lot of people don’t know that at 18, 19, and 20. It took 20 years for me to figure it all out,戈芬说.

Golphin's son has had the privilege of being raised by a strong mother. Her journey and accomplishments not only reflect her personal triumphs but also impart valuable lessons to her son, fostering qualities of resilience, 雄心壮志, and the ability to navigate life's challenges with grace and tenacity.

“I hope he has picked up resiliency and that ability to pivot. 我的意思是, if you would have asked me in May 2004, what is your career path going to look like, I would not have been able to imagine all the places I’ve landed. I think it’s for the best for me. It’s been a lot of learning on the job,戈芬说. “You have to find the right fit. You don’t have to be locked in at 20. You can choose a different path. Try it, if you don’t like it, you can try something else. Find what you’re passionate about.”

For more information about 英语 at 资本, visit http://www.资本.edu/academics/english/.

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