Dan Domenech '92 provided tips for interviews and recommended "having confidence during an interview." Dr. Jessica Solis Sloan '07 mentioned the importance of saying no to create a work and life balance. She also acknowledged how prevalent imposter syndrome is in our communities and how important it is for us to recognize it. Having a core support group was advice the panelists gave along with making sure to define success in your own terms."You need to be able to envision what success looks like for you and recognize that failure is nothing more than an opportunity to grow and reflect" added Wendy Cortes '94. Neither Cortes and Flores had a straight path after college. It was important for them to remain persistent and have a support group. Mentoring was extremely important for Theresa, and she noted how Dr. Turner and Professor Velez were instrumental to her path and were great mentors. A key piece of advice that Theresa provided, and the panelists echoed, pertained to networking and making connections. As Cornellians, we all want to help each other.
If there wasn't a panelist that met your field of interest, please look into a resource such as CUeLinks, which can be used to network or ask alumni for advice on trying to navigate career changes or life.