· It really does not matter what school you attend, as the most important factors are how well you do with the school work, which is an indication to an employer about what kind of employee you will be, and the effort that you put forth in your networking to set up networking connections that will help you throughout your education/career journey. Here is an important video for you to watch: ## http://www.ted.com/talks/julie_lythcott_haims_how_to_raise_successful_kids_without_over_parenting?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=talk&utm_term=education ##
The most important thing for you to do is to get to know yourself better to see how your personality traits relate to people who are successful in the artistic world.
Also, be aware that many people in the artistic world get a great start at their local community college (some also find that they do not need further schooling to accomplish their goals). To get more information, call or visit the director of alumni relations at your local community college to arrange to meet and visit graduates who are doing what you think that you want to do in the artistic world. Do not use email, as you need to carry on a two way dialogue. The most effective means is a personal visit.
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 .
Ken recommends the following next steps: