OFFICERS Betty Ray McCain ' 52, ilVilsoll ..... . .. Chair Richardy' tevel1' ' 70, Car)' .....!mIned. Past hair Richard T "Stick" WIlliams ' 75, OItl/JI!i Hill . . Chair-Elect D. Gayle Bom'lf ' 69, Oltl/xl Hll . . . .. .. FirstVice hair Carol Payne Young ' 66, Atlanta. . ... Sccood VICe Olair Anthony Eden Rand ' 61, Fa)'clwvil/e . . .. Treasurer AIme Wilmoth Cates ' 53, Chapel Hill ..... Asst Treasurer William P.Aycock II ' 65, Creellsboro . .Counsel Douglas S. Dibbert ' 70, Chapel Hill .....President TAP.. HEEL NETWOR.K CHAIRMAN Thomas W. Lambeth ' 57 ... . .. Winston-Salem DIIU TORS Appoillted al LArge Wendy Gebauer Palladino ' 89 ( 2 02) ..... Chapel Hill Paula Renee Newsome ' 77 (2002) ....... Charlotte John Gray Blount Ellison ' 69 (2003) .... Greensboro George W,shington Millerjt. ' 52 (2003) ... .Durham Carl Lafayette Matheson Jr. ' 57 (2004) ..... Hickory Richard T. Morgan ' 74 (2004) .. . .... Eagle Springs Elected to Represellt N. C. Districts 1. RobertA. Evans ' 74 (2004) ..... Rocky Mount 2.John H. Kerr III ' 58 (2004) ....... Goldsboro 3. Barbara B. Richardson ' 78 (2002) .... Fayetteville 4. Eleanor Saunders Morris ' 55 (2003) .. Chapel Hill S. George Watts Carr III '64 (2003) .... Greensboro 6. W Borden HooksJr. ' 67 (2002) ..... . .MOlUlt Airy 7.james G. Whitton ' 54 (2002) . . .. Salisbury 8. Lucl,er Parks odlfane ' 70 (2004). . .Charlotte 9. Tom David Efird ' 61 (2004) ... . ... Gastonia 10. Philip Gary Carson ' 63 (2003) ......... Asheville Elected 10 Represe/'lt Ollt-ofState AllIlIIlli Chades A. Bryan ' 82 (2002) .. .Baltimore, Md. John L. Haber ' 70 (2002) . .New York Ann Earnhardt Murry ' 72 (2002) ... Potomac, Md. Richard Fuller Callaway ' 71 (2003) ..... Houston Con"'Ulce Lewi, Cromartie ' 87 (2003) .. Cbaclotte>ville,Va. Patricia Timko Sinclair ' 82 (2003) ..... Los Angeles Minor Mickel haw ' 69 (2004) ...... .. Greenville, SC Anne Miller R.oycroft ' 81 (2004) ......Pensacola, Fla. jane Robinson Whitaker ' 69 (2004) .. ....... Atlam.
It's More Than a New Job;
New Career Means Hard Work
SO you want to change yom career.You are tired, bored, frustrated and stressed. You are overworked an.d underpaid. Your
commure is too long; you have no social life;
your boss is unappreciative; and yom feet hurt.
Your job is simply not fun any more.
Ifyou are like most people, you probably
decided on a career without having much
information about what it involved. Litde
surprise, then, that it's lost its charm. Bm before
you decide to walk away from your job, take
time to plan your future success.
Is a career change reaDy right for you?
Changing careers is not as easy as changing
jobs. Be honest:Are you willing to spend
money and time for retraining? Are you open
to relocating? Have you considered changing
yom lifestyle or taking a cm in salary? Do you
have the financial reserves to tide you over
until you find your ideal career?
Many people want to change careers but
limit their choices with "yes, buts...." For
example, "I would love to leave sales and
become a teacher, but I can't make enough
lUOIley." Or, HI want to be a reporter, but I
hate the idea of constant deadlines."Think
about this statement:You cannot become who
you want to be by remaining who you are.
Some people want to change careers
because they feel they are missing something.
Rather than focusing on the opportunities
available "out there," focus on who you are.
Knowing what works for you - your talents,
interests, values - is critical to career satisfac-
tion. There are hundreds of opportunities, bot
not all of them are right for you.
Take a look at your life. What motivates
you?What are you excited about? What
activities interest you? What books and magazines
do you read? What do you talk to people
about? The answers to all ofthese questions
can give insight about where you want to go
with your life and career.
Make a list of 10 things you can do that are
as easy as falling off a log. For each talent,
create a product and the services you could offer.
Ifyou love writing, think about the various
ways you could use that talent. You could
write a column, a book, a newsletter or a
speech. You also could create advertising copy,
marketing reports or resumes or edit other
people's work. Acknowledge your gifts and
talents and play to your strengths. Don't dis-
count the things you do well.
Next step: Look at each job you have had.
Make a list of what you have liked and
disliked about each job. What trends do you see
in each of these lists? How can you get more
with LINDA CONKLIN
Ex QfJicio, Represenfing Ihe Swdent Body
justin Coleman Young .....President,Student Body
Kacllleen R. Hunter ....... Editor, 77,e Daily Tar Heel
Benjamin M. Singer. . .. . President, Senior Class
Caroline Ellen W,ddell .. Pres., Order ofthe Bell Tower
Ex Officio, Represel"fling the FaCility
H. Shelton Earp III ' 70 (MO) .... Chapel Hill
Presidell" of School AIIIllIni Associariolls (Ex Officio)
Robert R. Gelblum ' 85, City & Reg'l Planning .. Raleigb
Chades S. Willis ' 70, Dentisrry .....Durham
Larry G. Mabe ' 93, Education . . .Pittsboro
Jill W. Boy ' 89, journalism ...... Durham
Beth R. Fleislullan ' 72, Law . . . . . . .. Raleigh
David S. Goble ' 94, ~1fo.&Libr.Science .. CI-Iadol!e
Thomas]. Koontz ' 66, Medicine ... Winston-Salem
Carolyn]. Graham ' 97 (PhD), Nursing ... Chapel Hill
Patti K. Rouse ' 79, Pharmacy .... Morrisville
Kristin R.. Siebenaler ' 92 (MPA), Pub. Admin. . Dwl-,am
Rebecca S. King ' 74, Public Health ... . .Chapel Hill
Lyl1 Green ' 81, Social Work ............ Fayetteville
AllIl1l11i all fheAthletic COllllcil (E1ecred af Large)
Lindsey Jane Linker ' 80 (2002) ....... Chapel Hill
Bradley Lee Daugherty ' 86 (2003) ....... Atlanta
Donald F. McCauley ' 71 (2004) ... Huntington , N Y
of what you like and less of what you don't
like? What would your ideal job look like?
Sometimes it is not a matter of changing
careers but rather of changing your audience.
Linda Conklin is the GAA 5 coordinator of
Alul'nni Career Services. For iriformatio/1. 0/1. career-
related issues, colltact her at (919) 962-3749 or by
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. More if her
advice a/'Id other career-related irifor111atiol1 can be
foulld all the Career Services section if the GAA 5
Web site: alUJ1ll1i.wlc.edu/ career.
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