My name is David Gaston and I am currently and Assistant Vice Provost at the University of Kansas leading the University Career Center.

This blog is a first attempt to share pieces of my journey.  Mostly this is an attempt to learn about this medium and if I can find my place in it.

In my work in career services, I have to wear many hats to be successful.  For instance, I need to be a psychologist, a labor economist, a retailer, a sales person, a management consultant, a politician, an academic, a marketer, a futurist, an entrepreneur, and many other things.  My personality and my job require that I take from multiple disciplines to develop a philosophy, model, vision or paradigm that allows me to communicate as a leader who we are, what we need to do and how we are going to make that happen.

This blog is intended to share how I find and what I find to be important in the continuing development of I how see the world, how I function in it and what I deem important to be successful.  I do what I do because I want to help college students find their way to leading more meaningful, purposeful lives.  I hope I am able to contribute to that effort each and everyday.


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