The strategic communications graduate spoke to seniors about preparing for life after Elon, sharing highlights from her book, "Coming of Age: Our Journey into Adulthood."
On Wednesday, March 1, the Human Service Studies Department, Student Professional Development Center and Belk Library co-hosted Cate LeSourd ’15, a strategic communications graduate with human service studies and entrepreneurship double minors.
LeSourd spoke to Elon students about preparing for life after graduation and what “no one tells you” about navigating this part of adulthood. Cate’s discussion highlighted quotes from her book “Coming of Age: Our Journey into Adulthood” which includes the results of research she conducted with over 1,000 young adults who struggled with the transition to life after college.
Embracing the unknown and unexpected, as well as finding one’s inner strengths were major themes from her talk.
LeSourd, who talked about her own traumatic job loss and a painful rescinded job offer, helped students take comfort in knowing things don’t always go as planned, that not having everything planned out is okay, and things will eventually work out. Cate plans to continue various ways of helping others through difficult transitions. A reception and book-signing followed the lecture.