Not sure what you want to do for work once you graduate from college? That's okay! Many people change their career paths multiple times in their lives. As Julia Nelson states in her book, "it's not a question of knowing what you want to do with the rest of your life, but just knowing what you want to do next - or for the next few years. You will be revisiting this question most of your life." In this section, we will walk you through seven steps to help guide you in selecting a career path. We will also discuss the importance of identifying a mentor who can support you in the process.
Check out the activities below:
- Discover what you know
- Find out more with this PowerPoint presentation
- Learning activities: To explore potential careers that may be of interest to you, take this survey and talk with peers or mentors about your results.
Points to Remember
- We all contemplate the question of what I should be doing with my life. The act of figuring this out is more of a lifelong process, rather than a one-time decision.
- Start early. No matter what your age, if you are thinking about what you want to do after high school, it is not too early to start thinking about it.
- If you have access to the internet, you can start exploring careers. Have fun watching YouTube videos on whatever you are interested in.
- Mentors are invaluable and most of us have dozens of mentors throughout our lifetime.
- Relax. If you are moving forward, you are doing the right things.