About Kimi Crossman

Kimberly Crossman has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Florida State University, a Master’s in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and currently is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Human and Community Development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Although her research focuses primarily on experiences of intimate partner abuse, gender relations, and the divorce/separation process, she has also developed a strong interest in mentoring young adults in their career aspirations. Kimberly has led discussions and activities with young adults who are pursuing a graduate-level education or careers in the social sciences through her work as a graduate teaching assistant and board member for local, state, and national organizations. These discussions have inspired Kimberly to take on a more active role in helping young adults identify and meet their goals within and outside the university setting by contributing to Career Skillet.

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Find a Mentor: Think Out of the Box

Still feeling hesitant about identifying a mentor, despite Dr. Sherwood’s encouragement (see What is a Mentor, and How Do I Find One)? Chew on this statistic: “Professionals who have mentors make between $5,610 and $22, 450 more annually than those on their own.” Thus, having a mentor will not only help you develop your professional identity, but […]

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Why YOU Should Get Involved in Professional Organizations and Where to Start

Many students are unsure of the purpose of professional organizations or why to get involved.  The large number of organizations and many hard-to-remember acronyms don’t help make the process of getting involved any easier either.  However, there are many benefits for joining professional organizations as a student or even while working in pursuit of a […]

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