After living in the south of the United States for 8 years, it was very difficult to return to my native country which has a reputation of being unsafe and with no economic prosperity. However, upon arriving I was very blessed to have had several job options and opportunities within my field. Currently, I work at the British International School in Barranquilla, Colombia as the school librarian. Specifically I am in the academic part of the library working with middle school, high school, and pre-school students. I am helping students in the area of writing, research, and citations. I was not planning to be a librarian, but because of my level of education, being bilingual, and experience with APA writing style I landed where I am today.
Every job that I had helped me with my skills when dealing with the younger generation. I still have much to learn especially when working with high school students. Specifically being an RA in college helped me become a better leader, handle crisis situations, work collaboratively within a team, and with listening and counseling skills. For all those interested in a career in student affairs, remain open minded during job selection, your job might not be in a university setting, but you will still be using all the knowledge and skills learned before. I am thankful with every supervisor I had because they challenged me to become a better person. Remain calm and positive during times of change, and be confident in every job you have.