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I am in the 11th grade and i am just beginning to explore my future carrer of studying political science and law so whaat are some careers and helpful nex steps I should consider based on my passions and interests?

At school, I am most interested in student government. While my hobbies include learning about the law, and politics, and also playing football and running track. A topic that I am passionate about is Immigration.
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Rachael’s Answer

There are varieties of careers: government jobs, politicians, lawyers, judges, etc. A recommended step is to explore your interests to see what areas of political science you are most passionate about. - by joining clubs and organizations, running for elections/board in 12th grade, or volunteering during summer.

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Ken’s Answer

You are considering some very interesting areas. It is great that you are reaching out now to get some clarity. During my years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I have encountered too many students who skipped this step and ended up in jobs/careers for this they were ill suited. Below are some steps, which I have found to be very important.

Ken recommends the following next steps:

Hhere is an interesting site for someone who might be considering going into law: ## https://www.thebalance.com/so-you-want-to-become-a-lawyer-2164536 ##
The first step is to take an interest and aptitude test and have it interpreted by your school counselor to see if you share the personality traits necessary to enter the field. You might want to do this again upon entry into college, as the interpretation might differ slightly due to the course offering of the school. However, do not wait until entering college, as the information from the test will help to determine the courses that you take in high school. Too many students, due to poor planning, end up paying for courses in college which they could have taken for free in high school.
Next, when you have the results of the testing, talk to the person who tracks and works with graduates at your high school and college which you might be considering to arrange to talk to, visit, and possibly shadow graduates doing what you think that you might want to do, so that you can get know what they are doing and how they got there. It would be a great idea to check out your local community college, as many successful people like me have started there, as they have lower tuition and smaller classes and intern and coop programs, which will allow you to get practical experience and earn money as you learn. Here are some tips: ## 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 and attend meetings of professional associations to which people who are doing what you think that you want to do belong, so that you can get their advice. These associations may offer or know of intern, coop, shadowing, and scholarship opportunities. These associations are the means whereby the professionals keep abreast of their career area following college and advance in their career. 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-event ##
It is very important to express your appreciation to those who help you along the way to be able to continue to receive helpful information and to create important networking contacts along the way. Here are some good tips: ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-informational-interview-thank-you-note-smart-people-know-to-send?ref=recently-published-2 ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/3-tips-for-writing-a-thank-you-note-thatll-make-you-look-like-the-best-candidate-alive?bsft_eid=7e230cba-a92f-4ec7-8ca3-2f50c8fc9c3c&bsft_pid=d08b95c2-bc8f-4eae-8618-d0826841a284&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_20171020&utm_source=blueshift&utm_content=daily_20171020&bsft_clkid=edfe52ae-9e40-4d90-8e6a-e0bb76116570&bsft_uid=54658fa1-0090-41fd-b88c-20a86c513a6c&bsft_mid=214115cb-cca2-4aec-aa86-92a31d371185&bsft_pp=2 ##
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