TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - Renata Martins is on a path towards her future.
The 20-year-old traveled from Brazil to study at the University of South Florida in Tampa in hopes of finding not only a profession but a passion.
"I think finding your passion is about finding something that will benefit other people," said Martins.
USF career counselor Doug Myne is helping her find her purpose.
"One of the first things I ask them is are they willing to work towards the life that they want to envision?" said Myne.
"I found that service really is what I want to do and I'm looking into the problems that I can solve," said Martins.
Myne said the search for passion isn't just for college students. He decided to switch his career in his adult years.
"I had the opportunity to do some volunteer work helping students and I realized that that's really where my passion and purpose lie. My wife changed careers also and she and I are just happier than we've ever been," said Myne.
But the pursuit of that happiness comes with work. Myne said to be practical and willing to get out of your comfort zone.
Martins has chartered her course.
"The things that I have to do, paying rent or things like that it's going to come because it's just life, but the fulfillment is something much greater than the financial," said Martins.