Chapter 15: Words of Wisdom: Transferable Skills and Final Thoughts
Dr. Michael Duggan
Michael W. Duggan
I’m writing this final Chapter in August of 2020 at the center of our new COVID world. This entire experience has certainly put things into perspective of us all. More than likely the career world of the future will be a different one than any of us expected even just a few months ago. If you’re reading this you’re probably nodding your head right now, if and you’re reading this as this pandemic is continuing, you may even sigh and feel like thinking of the future is pointless given you don’t even know what things will be like next year. I understand your concerns and pain.
But we have to hold on and look at the larger picture. No matter WHAT lies around the corner for us in the weeks and months ahead, we know that more than ever it is important to know who we are and what we stand for. More importantly, we have to keep going and not lose hope. We have to remind ourselves as frustrating as things might be for us right now, there are people in the world who are likely suffering much more than ourselves and feeling even more isolated and alone than we feel ourselves. It’s important we be there for one another any by knowing who we uniquely are, we can then uniquely positively impact someone else. This is what I hope this book as given you–a ability to see the unique, individual person you are and perhaps even some insight on how to become an even better person. This will pass, and we will be stronger on the other side.
In the meantime, know you’re not alone. Reach out to those you love. If you don’t have anyone, reach out to resources at your college and others who might be alone out there. In these times we need one another more than ever. Thank you for reading this book, and I wish you health and prosperity in your futures. Stay well.