What other options is there if my Plan A doesnt work?
I am currently a freshman studying for a Bachelor of Fine Arts, minoring in Illustration and Religious Studies. Since high school, I wanted to be a tattoo artist. Now I’m not sure if that’s what I want to do. art college fine-art artist tattoo
With all that being said the best advice i can give you is follow your gut. Do something that makes you happy and enjoy what you are doing. If you follow the money and are not happy with what you do then you will burn out fast, Find what you like and makes you happy and master that craft and the money will follow.
I hope this helps and gives you something to think on .
LEAR ABOUT YOURSELF FIRST
Understanding what you enjoy—and what you are realy good at—is the first step in exploring careers. If you don’t know what you want to do, the question is, What would you like to learn about. If you really like ART, what do you enjoy about it—the Artwork, Designing or the Business. It’s important to think about what you like to do, because work will eventually be a big part of your life. The whole purpose of thinking about careers is so that when you go to the workforce, you wake up in the morning and you look forward to your work.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK
Once you’ve thought about the subjects and activities you like best, the next step is to look for careers that put those interests to use. Talking directly to workers can help you get information about what they do. If you don’t know workers in occupations that interest you, ask people such as parents, friends, or teachers for their contacts. Some schools have business liaisons or coordinators who help put students in touch with employers—and school counselors can assist, too. These networking efforts might pay off later, even if opportunities aren’t available now. After you’ve found workers who are willing to help, talk to them on the phone, by email, or through online forums. Meet with them in person for informational interviews to learn more about what they do. Or ask if you can shadow them on the job to see what their daily work is like.
EXPERIENCE IS INDISPENSABLE
If job shadowing gives you a taste of what an occupation is like, imagine how helpful getting experience could be. Students can begin getting career-related experiences in high school through internships, employment, and other activities. Taking part in different experiences is another step toward helping you to figure out what you like—and what you don’t. Talk to your school counselors Yazmin, Completing an internship is an excellent way to get experience. Internships are temporary, supervised assignments designed to give you practical on the job training. Sometimes, internships or other experiential learning positions are built into your schools educational programs, and could receive academic credit for completing them.
Hope this helpful Yazmin
Congrats on freshman year!!
I completely understand and feel the same way when I started college. I would say that you should take a career guidance class to understand your academic goals and even career goals.
Also, I would say there is no single path you need to take. I started as a Business Administration major and changed to Communication, which was the best decision that I ever made!
I would suggest making new friends and joining a handful of clubs that are interesting to you. This is all a new process and I understand that it can also be hard.
Hope this helps, wishing you the best!!
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Sounds like you have two interests at the moment. While you are studying your major and learning that field and the different job opportunities, during you down time it will be very important to work on you passion and what you feel may be your purpose outside of school. This way you increase your chance of quickly knowing what it is you want to do long term. Putting your time into one plan or one thing that you are not sure you are passionate about is not a good investment of time. Keep busy and stay working on what you think they may be your purpose.