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Meet Steven Patrick Wilt! EACE Member Spotlight

Steven Patrick Wilt

Career Services Coordinator, Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, spw5026@psu.edu

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Where are you originally from and where do you live now?

Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania

Outside of work, what are some of your favorite things to do?

Outside of work, I enjoy gaming in all its various forms – video games, board games, card games, as well as tabletop games such as Dungeons & Dragons. The individuals I have met through gaming-related experiences have been some of the most interesting people I have ever encountered. They have rich backgrounds filled with fascinating stories and countless adventures. They also have a unique way of looking at world, the problems that exist within it, and arrive at some of the most creative solutions you will ever hear. Beyond gaming, I can often be found walking my dog on the trail near my home, visiting family out of state, or spending an evening out with my partner.

Why do you do what you do?

I believe everyone can passionately pursue purpose but cannot always easily recognize or define what that purpose may be. I was fortunate enough to find mine because of mentorship I received through graduate school. I want others to have that opportunity – to find meaning and purpose in all that they do.

What is your educational background?

I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the California University of Pennsylvania.

What was your first job?

My very first paying job was a babysitter. I come from a very large family, so there were plenty of opportunities to make and save money as I was growing up. My four older siblings have 3+ kids each so I learned a lot of valuable skills from those experiences.

What is the best advice you ever received?

“Sometimes you just have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down.” This is a quote by Kobi Yamada, but my mentor Gina Watts used it often when talking to me about fear, doubt, and taking risks.

For someone starting in your field, what advice would you give?

Don’t be too hard on yourself. The amount of information out there regarding job trends, best practices, and everything related to career development and coaching is overwhelming. You will probably never learn it all – and that’s okay. Allow yourself to be human.

What is something that might surprise us about you?

I am able to solve a Rubik’s Cube. It is something I learned from a fellow intern many years ago.

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