She Loves Her Work, Her Parents Don't Get It
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TK grew up in a family of medical professionals. She followed in their footsteps and became a nurse, but had passion projects on the side. When she left nursing, her parents had a hard time understanding her new goals and the dreams she deems essential to her happiness. A career coach guides us in how to navigate career choices with skeptical loved ones.

Our expert this week is Jasmine Escalera, a Job Search and Career Strategist who works with women of color. You can visit Jasmine's website here.  If you loved this episode, be sure to check out Struggling to Become More than a Dutiful Daughter and He's the First to Go to College.

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