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Meet Corey Leird, Career and Pathways Coach at Grayson College

Date: Mon, November 8, 2021 01:02 PM

Corey Leird is our new Career and Pathway Coach. He is from Pottsboro, Texas and was a former student at Grayson College. He also attended the University of North Texas and has a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Corey understands firsthand the struggle some students face in selecting a college major and career path.

"I started my education fresh out of high school at Grayson College. I knew I wanted to pursue a degree but was uncertain exactly what degree or even what career! After completing coursework at Grayson College, I transferred to UNT and pursued Engineering but quickly learned I was not an engineer! Through research of my own, I stumbled across UNT’s Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree and thought this was the major for me. After completing my degree at UNT and entering the workforce, I realized I might not want to really endeavor in logistics.

After several years of working in various fields, I recall finding myself continuing to think about making a difference in the lives of others and returned to school to receive my LMSW. My story reflects upon me wishing I had someone at the beginning of my college career to help provide me with direction and resources in matching my education to a fitting career.

As the new Career and Pathway Coach at Grayson College. I now hope to connect with students providing them with this guidance; commit with them in achieving their education; and help them complete their pathway toward a rewarding career.”

Fun Facts About Corey:

What was your favorite class you took in college?

Favorite class I took and  to this day is one I often tell. My biology course at Grayson College with I believe Dr. Keck back in 2004/2005 year. I felt the class as a true biology course/lab. One time Dr. Keck took us on a trip around campus and I’ll never forget I caught a really small frog and he yelled “Oh my gosh look what Corey caught!!” and I thought “He knows my name?” which has stuck with me ever since as something meaningful to me.

What is your favorite thing about Grayson College?

My favorite thing about Grayson College is the opportunity it can provide individuals seeking to achieve their educational and career goals.

What is your favorite quote?

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. -John Muir

What is a fun fact about you?

One fun fact about me is I have honey bees.

What is one thing that you wish you could tell your younger self?

Follow your dreams!