The best way that you can make a difference is to determine which career area would be best suited for you based upon how your personality traits relate to those of people successfully involved in a career area and then talking with people who are involved in that area to further determine fit and comfort with that career area. Then when you are successfully involved in your career area and making a significant contribution to society by excelling in that career area, you can also make a difference by assisting others along their education/career journey by participating in mentoring and career exposure programs such as CareerVillage. It all starts by getting to know yourself better.
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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Great question! If you're looking to get into medicine and you want to make a difference in the world, you may want to work with NGOs that provide vital healthcare around the world. Many have specific projects that you can sign up to help with. Providing free medicine and healthcare to impoverished people around the world is a great way to make a difference!
What an amazing question! I think the best way to make sure you're making a difference in the world is to always be a good person. Treat people fairly, be open and honest, and help others. Whichever career you choose, if you reflect great personal values you will make a difference. I personally make a difference in my job and community by mentoring others. I also always try to do what's right (treat people fairly). It's worked for me so far! Good luck!
Keeping it very simple - helping others. It is up to you now how are you going to do so. You may sacrifice your free time and help other people who need help i.e. homeless, orphans etc... Also you can find a job and work on a product/service which is going to make human lives better.
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