What should I consider doing my first year of college, if I am unsure of what career I want to pursue
I'm starting my freshman year of college on August 27. I am 18 years old, and attending Prairie View A&M University. Over the summer I participated in a program at Prairie View, where I earned 6 college credits before the start of the fall semester. I want to make the most out of my first year of college because I am unsure of pursuing a career in occupational therapy. I don't plan on being a medical doctor, but I am interested in careers related to science. I want to make the most of the resources I have at my college, so I can steer myself in the right direction of finding a career I know I will commit to with passion.
It is very important early on that you develop a career focus to make the best possible selection of classes to assure the most effective use of your college years and help to complete an appropriate career related education in 4 years. During my many years in Human Relations and College Recruiting, I have found it very important early on to determine how your personality traits relate to various career areas, so that you can make a prudent decision. As soon as you can in your Freshman year, you should being a process to see how your personality traits relate to a career most suited to you as an individual.
Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .
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