Lauren J. Barlow

Lauren J. Barlow, MEd, MBTI Certified, CCSP, GCDF

  • Senior Career Counselor

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Education

  • MEd, Education (2012)
    Salisbury University (MD)

About Me

I began my professional career as an assistant film editor for a small non-profit independent filmmaker in Philadelphia, PA. One day my supervisor asked me, "Where do you see this career taking you?" After articulating my dream job, my supervisor connected me with a feature film editor in Los Angeles who was doing exactly what I envisioned. Speaking with this individual caused me to discover my dream job and reality did not see eye to eye. Thus, a change needed to be made. After some soul searching, I found myself earning a Master's Degree in Education, thus, beginning my career in higher education.

This career path may have started in academic success; but, through much self-discovery and research, I found my proper home resides in career design and development. In addition to my Master's Degree, I am a certified Myers Briggs Practitioner, Global Career Development Facilitator, Academic Coach and Certified Career Design and Development Professional. As a career counselor my goal is to help students learn about their interests, skills, personality and values and apply this knowledge to their job search and career development. I strive to not only prepare students to find their first job, but also to encourage strategic thinking, self-discovery and career planning, enabling students to find appropriate and meaningful employment throughout their professional lives.

When I am not at work I enjoy running marathons, trying new things and traveling the world. Life is a journey not a destination and I plan to make the most of my beautiful adventure.

Strengths Finder: Futuristic | Achiever | Includer | Positivity | Relator

MBTI: ENFJ

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE); Middle Atlantic Career Counseling Association (MACCA)