The best thing to do is to complete your education in an economical manner so that you would not accumulate a great college debt. You could start by talking to your own doctor to get some information, as he already knows you and would have an interest in helping you to achieve your goals. You could use the following tips to go into the emergency room of your local hospital and meet and talk to the people in charge to get their advice and assistance. It has been proved that the more aggressive you are in creating face to face dialogue opportunities, the more successful you will be in achieving your goal in a prudent and cost effective manner. From my experience, here are some suggestions can help:
Ken recommends the following next steps:
- Start your education at the local community college, as the costs are less, the classes are smaller, and the credits will transfer. Also, they have internship and coop opportunities which would allow you to earn money as you learn and get practical experience and create networking relationships that will greatly help you during your education/career journey. Also, here are some additional tips: ## http://www.educationplanner.org/students/paying-for-school/ways-to-pay/reduce-college-costs.shtml ##
- Take an interest and aptitude test to confirm that you are on a path towards a career consistent with you personality traits. When doing college recruiting, I ran into too many graduates who skipped this step and ended up in jobs/careers that for which they were ill suited. Do not let this happen to you.
- When you identify an appropriate career area, talk to the person who tracks and works with graduates of your school and the local community college to arrange to meet, talk to, visit, and possibly shadow people who are doing what you might want to do, so that you can see and feel what it is like to do that job. You will be creating networking connections and relationships that will greatly help you during your education/career journey. Here are are some tips on getting helpful information: ## http://www.wikihow.com/Network ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/nonawkward-ways-to-start-and-end-networking-conversations ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/4-questions-to-ask-your-network-besides-can-you-get-me-a-job?ref=carousel-slide-1 ##
- Locate professional associations to which people working you your area of interest belong, so that you can get to know people doing what you think that you want to do and get their advice. Many times these associations have or know of intern, coop, and scholarship opportunities. Here are some tips: ## https://www.careeronestop.org/BusinessCenter/Toolkit/find-professional-associations.aspx?&frd=true ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/9-tips-for-navigating-your-first-networking-eventhttps://www.themuse.com/advice/9-tips-for-navigating-your-first-networking-event ##
- Here are some tips on how to locate internship and scholarship opportunities: ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-ultimate-timeline-for-landing-the-summer-internship-of-your-dreams ## ## http://www.fastweb.com/ ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/now-and-later-everything-you-need-to-know-about-internships ##