Head vs. Heart: The Ultimate Career Challenge

It’s the age-old conflict: your mind is telling you to go one way, but your heart is pulling you in another direction. So what do you do? Should you follow your passion—and absorb the potential risks that come with it—or do you play it safe, acknowledging the possibility that you may never live out your dreams?

The decision isn’t easy, just ask Gettysburg College alumnus Alex Posmontier ’11. He was confronted with this same choice after thriving in two very different career fields only six years after graduation.

“Take a look at yourself when you're at work—are you happy? Are you challenged? Do you enjoy what you're doing or are you counting down the days until Friday,” asked Posmontier, who double majored in computer science and music at Gettysburg.

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