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If my strengths are memorizing information and public speaking and hobbies are playing chess and cooking ,what types of careers or industries might best fit me?

I love math and science
I love learning new things and meeting new people
I love animals
I love cooking
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James’s Answer

This is a great question - trying to forge a career in something that you're passionate about AND takes advantage of your natural skillset is a fantastic goal to have.

I think professional services in a field that interests you would be a good place to start. In professional services if you are able have a large amount of subject matter expertise material memorized, you'll be a valuable resource. Professional services also rely on having very good interpersonal skills, not only from a selling perspective, but also to be able to identify the problem you're truly solving for by being able to step into the shoes of your client.

If science excites you, especially math, then engineering could be a good path. It's a very wide field, which gives you a lot of different options to pursue.

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Carol’s Answer

Your interest in math & science combined with a love of new things and meeting people bode well for a career in technology....it could be in sales, operations, engineering or development.

Sara, I think Carol is right, I completely agree! Math and Science are a great foundation for a career in technology! They're strengths that can get you far. You're lucky! Being a strong communicator is something you might want to lean into, you can never be too good at communicating. Keep honing in on this skill and you could be a great manager, presenter, entrepreneur, or salesperson. David Raygorodsky (He/Him/His)

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Lili’s Answer

Definitely look into strategic consulting! The largest firms are: McKinsey & Co., Bain & Co., Boston Consulting, Deloitte Consulting, and PwC Strategy &.

As one of the answers mentioned, you will stand out in professional services if you have the ability to have a large amount of subject matter expertise material memorized. And I would think you are good at strategic thinking from your love of chess.

Although not as intense as the STEM requirements for an engineering career, consulting requires strong analytical skills for both quantitative and qualitative information. You often need to develop insights from a variety types of data by processing, modeling, and analyzing the data, in order to give your client strategic recommendations or solutions. Not to mention that you need strong logics behind everything you deliver to the clients.

Lastly, your people skill and public speaking skill will significantly help you interacting with clients, and presenting deliverables.

Keep in mind consulting jobs can be very demanding, requires a lot of travel (sans covid), and requires top grades from top schools!

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Karen’s Answer

Some career ideas that weren't listed above that involve a combination of your strengths and interests are a cooking show host or food scientist. As a cooking show host, you could test it out on YouTube to see if you like it. As for the food science route, there are Food Science majors at some schools you can look into. Good luck!

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Crystal’s Answer

There are many careers that are suitable to your strengths. With good memory, love for math and science, love for animals, working with people, you can think of veterinary science/health services/biological research. With cooking, you can look into food/nutrition science and research.

In terms of narrowing down career choices, I suggest doing internships, shadowing and talking to people in careers of interest. Try to identify what you like and dislike about the roles since careers are much more complex than just study topics. Best of luck!

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David’s Answer

The first career that jumped to my mind reading this was something in the veterinary field. This field is one where a few of your talents and likes intertwine (animals, memorization, science, meeting new people). Although not necessarily public speaking, the "art of communication" is also important in this field, so you may be well suited for that. It is a good idea to focus on your skills in identifying a career path, as you have. You might want to contact a local veterinarian or animal hospital in your area and see if they are hiring or even if you could shadow there are a day and see all that it has to offer.

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Rupa’s Answer

Hi,

Few professions which popped up in my brain after reading your interests and strengths:

1. Memorizing things + Public speaking + Learning new things/Meeting new people = Can do good in fields like Journalism,Psychology,Motivational speaker

2. Memorizing things + Public speaking + Maths/Science = Teaching fields-Professor or Teacher, Research fields

Hope this helps!

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Khushboo’s Answer

With your interests, there are many career paths available to you. With your love for math and science, you can look into technological careers like engineering, medicine and such other. With your love for animals, you can look into veterinary science and research. Since you love meeting new people and public speaking, you can become a motivational speaker or a life coach. Also, careers like chef, dietician or nutrionist can be explored.

Try to connect with people in your field of interest and try to follow their work and learn from their experiences. Also, practical experience in your field of interest can help you in understanding your desired career path better.

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Victor’s Answer

A news anchor really makes sense with these skills you mentioned. You would want to major in communications, specializing in Journalism.
The public speaking is a great skill to have, not everyone is born with it. Many have to really practice at it. You should still practice to hone
this skill. I always tell young people, find your talent and focus solely on that. Don't worry too much about being well-rounded (moderate at
many things). Instead try to be great at one thing. In other words, sharpen your sword instead of only building up shields. Whatever you do,
as long as it's something you're good at, you'll more than likely be successful and enjoy it.

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David’s Answer

The first career that jumped to my mind reading this was something in the veterinary field. This field is one where a few of your talents and likes intertwine (animals, memorization, science, meeting new people). Although not necessarily public speaking, the "art of communication" is also important in this field, so you may be well suited for that. It is a good idea to focus on your skills in identifying a career path, as you have. You might want to contact a local veterinarian or animal hospital in your area and see if they are hiring or even if you could shadow there are a day and see all that it has to offer.

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