So often students and parents want a “list” of careers that a student can choose. It’s just not that simple. It’s like providing a list of people for you to marry. There are so many factors to consider that one “list” cannot be the answer. Another reason this is not in the best interest of the student is because our world is changing. Yes, it’s a good idea to know your strengths and what some of your interests are before choosing a college (because college is expensive!). However, the comfortable and familiar question that has been asked for so many years, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” has transformed into, “What problems do you want to solve? and What legacy do you want to leave?” These are harder questions to answer, but they are much more realistic for your future. Recent reports state that 65-80% of the jobs you will work in – haven’t been created yet. What?! We live in a rapidly changing, technology-driven global society. Knowing how to learn, knowing how to access and use information, communicating with individuals of diverse cultures and abilities, critical thinking to solve problems in a team - these are the skills you need for the future – in whatever college major or career you pursue. It takes time, effort, initiative, and knowing how to continuously improve your skills.
What problems do you want to solve?
What legacy do you want to leave?
What kind of life do you want to live?
What a great time to catch up on homework, apply for college, apply for scholarships, apply for a part-time job, or prepare for the ACT! Enjoy your break – make it a productive one!
I came across this word twice while reading an article. I had to look it up. It means opposite. Why don’t they just say opposite then? Here is this week’s ACT Word of the Week:
Do you need a resume for a part-time job, scholarship application, or college program? Here is a 9 minute video walking you through how to create a GOOD resume (that will get you into the YES pile) in a Google doc. Stop in the career center for the hand-out and samples. www.tinyurl.com/resume15
Nobody enjoys an interrupter – in school, at work, or in life. Remembering this will make you a much more likeable human.
On this date back in 1965, the Beatles’ “Yesterday” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks. On a side-note, in middle school choir (1988-1991-ish with Mr. Mueller!), we sang “Yesterday.” And, yeah, we were pretty awesome.
You can listen to ”Yesterday” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNnaxGFO18o
This Week’s ACT Word is: Pernicious [per-nish-uh's] adjective Pernicious means causing insidious harm or ruin; destructive; ruinous; injurious; hurtful. Pernicious can also mean deadly or fatal, and a more archaic definition of pernicious, simply, is wicked.