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College and Career Exploration

Stop down to the School Counseling Office to see Mrs. Stevers to learn more about upcoming college visits, career exploration events, and field trips. Sign up with Mrs. Stevers.

*Parents- Please encourage your child to participate in these events. The more exposure to different careers and professions they encounter, the better equipped they are to find their passion! Now's the time to begin the process of figuring it out.

Career Exploration

What do you want to be when you grow up?

You are a high school student...how are you supposed to know what career you want to pursue after you graduate?!

STEP ONE:
During your freshman year, you need to begin thinking about what you want to do after you graduate from Mynderse Academy:

  • Attend a vocational school
  • Attend a two-year college
  • Attend a four-year college
  • Join the workforce
  • Join the military

STEP TWO:
What are your interests, skills, and personal qualities?  Think about what you like to do in your spare time, your favorite academic classes, and what you are naturally good at.

STEP THREE:
What type of work environment do you envision yourself in?

  • Inside or outside?
  • Sitting down or standing up/moving all day?
  • Interacting with people or not?
  • Working independently or as a team?
  • High or low stress?
  • Slow or fast-paced?

STEP FOUR:
Narrow down your career interests to four or less (to start!)...Contact Mrs. Stevers to set up a shadow in the career field of your choice!

If you are college-bound, the first step in deciding WHICH college is to figure out what you plan on studying! Each college has its own set of degrees that are available so make sure you find a college that offers a few majors that interest you. Check out this link for helpful tips in choosing a college major: 

College Board's Big FutureThe Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Major