Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential
You asked a very interesting question. It all starts with what you might want to have as a career goal. When you have a good idea, it would really help to talk to the head of alumni relations at your school to arrange to meet and talk to graduates of your school who are attending college or have graduated from college and are studying or have studied your career area.
It is a good idea to consider starting at your local community college as the costs are more reasonable and the classes are smaller. The head of alumni relations at that school would be very happy to help you to meet and talk to graduates in your area of interest. Here are some tips on getting information and creating helpful relationships: http://www.wikihow.com/Network https://www.themuse.com/advice/nonawkward-ways-to-start-and-end-networking-conversations
Here are some good tips on keeping costs low in college. Too many people spend way too much on an education and end up with unnecessarily large debt which is very hard to repay: http://www.educationplanner.org/students/paying-for-school/ways-to-pay/reduce-college-costs.shtml
I think that you might find this to be interesting: Choosing college: 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
Let me know if and how this might help. Keep me posted. I would like to follow your progress.