WCDA Member Spotlight: Sheri Eisch

Name: Sheri Eisch

What is your favorite part about being a career development professional? All of the wonderful students I get to meet and help each and every day.

What is your specialty within the career development profession? I work with students at a technical college in Wisconsin. I work with many undecided adult students with career development as well as teaching employment skills.

Favorite career development resource: Occupational Outlook Handbook is my favorite for exploration. O*NET is a close second due to the interest profiler and cross walks from veteran to civilian work.

Advice you have for fellow career development practitioners: Network with other career development practitioners, share ideas, learn new things!

Advice you have for students/clients: Get to know yourself better! Finding your passion is key to developing a rewarding career.

Favorite assessment tool: Strong Interest Inventory because it helps get the conversation started for those who feel they are truly undecided.

Favorites:

  • Movie: The Bishops Wife (original with Cary Grant).
  • Book: I enjoy mysteries.
  • Color: Purple.
  • Song: Rock, pop, blues and alternative music.
  • Food: Chocolate.
  • TV Show: Modern Family.
  • Game: Candy Crush Soda.
  • Hobbies: Crochet, Reading.
  • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. I truly enjoy keeping up with changes in technology, it never ceased to amaze me!

Position Title: Career Counselor

Employer: Gateway Technical College

Education: Bachelor’s – Psychology, Master’s – Community Counseling

Training and Certifications: Career Development Facilitator (CDF), Certified Resume Writer and Editor, Career Coach

About Marie Smith

Marie Smith specializes in helping people gain clarity, explore options, leverage strengths, and set and implement goals with accountability. She is creative, intuitive, and incredibly resourceful. She serves on the board of directors, the professional development committee, and the technology committee for the Wisconsin Career Development Association. Marie Smith teaches the Career Development Facilitator (CDF) program for the National Career Development Association www.CDFcertificate.com