During and after receiving my Masters in Education degree, I worked at multiple universities in the Washington DC area as a Career Counselor, including the MBNA Career Education Center at Georgetown University. I have always had a desire to help people, even at a very young age, which is probably why I went into the counseling and education field to begin with. However, I was always a believer in empowering people through education, and teaching them the skills necessary to succeed. I’m a big believer in the ideology of “teaching a man to fish” versus “giving a man a fish.” Being a College Counselor was rewarding, but my success in academia drew the attention of an Executive VP of one of the nation’s top corporate recruiting firms. I was offered a position in Florida and was thrust into the throes of a busy group of recruiters from the nation’s top universities who were more driven than any team I had been exposed to previously. My mentor, a Cornell University graduate with an Economics background, was extremely tough on me, but taught me the ways of the corporate world. I had to sink or swim, but I used my background as a counselor to guide CFO’s in some of the largest corporations in America to advance their already successful careers. A lot of that guidance included understanding how to optimize their resumes, interview and presentation skills to large corporations to enhance their potential of receiving offers of employment in extremely competitive companies.