Is it fate? Brittany visited the plaza when she was 9; now she works here!

Sep. 28, 2012 at 11:34 AM ET

If you're not sure whether you believe in fate, just ask Brittany Schreiber.

Brittany visited the plaza many moons ago, when she was just 9 years old and visiting New York with her family. She got a special hello from Al (on account of being from Cleveland), and told her mother she would work for TODAY one day.

Lo and behold, 14 years later, Brittany is a researcher for the fourth hour.

"But here's the question," said KLG. "Is it still your dream?"

Brittany said it was. But it wasn't all the universe's doing -- KLG and Hoda said that she is utterly indispensable and that they couldn't live without her.

So apparently the secret to finding your dream job is a combination of hard work, determination, and a sprinkle of Roker fairy dust.

Julieanne Smolinski is a contributor and fellow recovering Clevelander.

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