How do students choose what career path to take?
Posted 11/1/2013 at 2:25:08 PM by Michelle Vroom [System User]
It is a little daunting to choose what career path to follow for the rest of your life when you are just a teenager!Whether you are you looking for yourself as a student, for your child, for a student in your classroom or anyone else, we want to help.
It is imperative to have a real-life experience of a job in the major you intend to pursue to see what you like or dislike about it. You could save months or years as well as thousands of dollars in tuition at college.
- Take this test to find out your interests. http://www.careerpath.com/
- Find a mentor to shadow for a day.
- Find an internship where you can try out a job.
- Research what types of jobs you might get within the field with the major you intend to get. See how economic conditions might affect your job. This is important.
Last but not least, do not forget to apply for scholarships to help pay for your education. This is a great website: www.scholarships.com.
Some of them may even provide requirements that allow you to have a real life experience. Check out eSchoolView's Scholarship Program.
We are also open to offering mentoring, internships, presentations to classes and more to assist with career path decisions.