Fernanda (Fey)’s Answer
Events and meet ups always helped me a lot! They are great to learn and experience what's out there, and to connect with more experienced professionals in the topics of your interest. You can do a quick search for an online or in person event on websites like https://www.meetup.com/ or http://www.eventbrite.com/. Good luck!
This is a great question, and networking is incredibly important when trying to start out and find where you want to go. LinkedIn is a great way to start, but I suggest that if you are going to college and there is an alumni association, reach out to see if there are any mentors available that you could connect with in the field you are interested in. Alumni is usually very happy and willing to connect with current/future students and help guide you on your career path.
If you have shortlisted the career you are interested in, you can also look for someone who really works in the industry to give you some advice. You may be able to locate them in the forum here, via your friends, parents, relatives, etc.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
I would recommend creating a LinkedIn profile if you have not already and filter search to people who are in the profession you're looking to be in. You'd be surprised that lots of people want to help students as they progress in the field that they are currently in!
This is the place!! Ask away!! Feel free to tell us a little about yourself. What grade are you currently attending? Do you have any hobbies or passions? What do you like to do? Have you met with a high school counselor? Are you good at math? Do you enjoy writing? Do you like music?
I'll be waiting to hear back!!
In regards to getting started with school, I would definitely suggest reaching out to a faculty advisor, or a teacher that you are comfortable with and see what advice they can give, wheater it is about perspective majors if you want advice about pick and applying for college. Another great way to get started in any field is to see if you can get a mentor, wheater it is a teacher or a close upperclassman and or coworker that will help build both your network and help you learn what that person did to get to where they are.