So frequently when I do presentations for schools or organizations, I get asked, “When should we start thinking about careers?” My answer is always, “The sooner the better.” You see, it’s not that you have to decide what you want to do “when you grow up” but rather you need to explore the possibilities and experience the things you want to learn more about or discover things you never imagined doing in your life! How can you use your natural abilities, passions, interests and skills now to set yourself up for success? How can you determine the best fit college program or major if you don’t do your homework?
College and High School Students:
- part time jobs can pay bills and provide spending money, but they also provide insight for future directions and create a network for future connections
- volunteering provides connection with a passion, an opportunity to explore potential opportunities for employment, and a network for future connections
- internships both paid and unpaid provide insight for future directions and potential future employment….and a network for future connections
- part time jobs, volunteering, paid and unpaid internships are great resume’ material…and provide a host of future networking opportunities
My message, get out there and get those volunteering, internship/externship, or part time work experiences! Click here to check out just one example of some terrific high school students getting great experiences through a wonderful program. These guys are going to be prepared to declare a major and to make dreams happen! There is an old saying, ” There are three kinds of people, those who watch what happens, those who make things happen, and those who wonder what happened.” Which one are you?
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