I initially met with Diana in November 2016. I was unsure of what I needed or wanted either out of the meeting or with regard to my career. I just knew that I needed someone who would listen to me and my conflicted thoughts about work. Five months later I have an offer for a job that is "just right" for me, and I have Diana to thank for that.
I have a Ph.D. in engineering and had worked for a few years in the technology industry before my first child was born. Since then I have dabbled a little in part time work but I have mostly focused on being with my kids and volunteering at their schools.
As my younger son enters Middle School, I decided that the time was right to step back into the working world. However, I did not want to do the work I had done previously and also had no idea what kind of job I now actually wanted or could do. The only thing I really knew was that I wanted something that would be meaningful for me. Diana guided me through my foggy thoughts and helped me figure out what kind of job I wanted and then how to go about pursuing that job. Most importantly, she gave me the confidence to ask for what I wanted and to not settle
--Aine O'Donovan, Program Manager