Who Wants Me to Counsel Them IRL?

Howdy bloggos! This is my last blog before I move to Arizona. It is also my 25th birthday. Gall I’m old. Part of the reason for the move is to get a chance at fresh experiences. There’s one type in particular that I really want to get– the ever-elusive face to face counseling experience. A…

Where the Heck Am I and Why Are There Teddy Bears?

Hi. You might be wonder what the heckin’ blog you’re reading. Welcome to Career of Compassion. It’s Journey to Genetic Counseling, but with a new twist. You see (and this is going to sound like me being an iNfLuEnCeR again, but) I never really expected J2GC to get this big. All throughout the 2019 GC…

The Experienced Reject’s Guide to Coping

Hey all, sadly, Wisconsin Interview did not lead to me post-matching with them. And that’s disappointing, and it’s okay for me to be sad about it. It was a long shot, but of course I wanted it! The difficulty I face now is trying to decide where things go from here. My husband and I…

The Big Cheesy (Wisconsin Post-Match Interview)

Hello again! Coming at you live from Madison, Wisconsin. (Can a blog ever really be live?) This post is obviously going to be a bit different. Not really much “here’s a cool genetics fact I’ve learned”, more like “I’m here, I’m shooting my shot, this is what’s happening in my life up to the minute….

Reassurance and Routines in Prenatal Genetic Counseling

Hello again, bloggie doggies! 🐶 I’ve had a wonderful and long week of being a wanna-be genetic counselor, and I’m excited to share all of those fun updates. Before I forget, I wanted to make sure I share that next week my blog will be published on Friday afternoon instead of sometime Thursday! That’s because…

Unmatched? Need a Job? Now What? (Feat. Dr. Andrea Hallberg)

We’re almost 2 weeks past Match Day now and things are settling down. For those of us who didn’t find our match (yet) this year, things are still feeling really uncertain. Some out there just finished undergrad and are now feeling that “now what feeling”. If you’re a budding genetic counselor who’s looking for an…

The After-Mat(c)h

Well, pretty much everyone knows that I did not match this cycle. But let me say this. I really thought that if I didn’t match, I’d lose my whole following on this blog. People would say “Who wants to listen to her? She’s a multiple-time reject! She’s clearly unqualified!” Imagine my surprise when I logged…