For the interest aspect: Venture out and delve into your varied interests. Pay attention to the individuals working at these events and consider whether their careers could spark your interest.
Below are my suggestions :
1. You can think of the relevant careers that relates to your hobbies, interest, etc.
E.g. If you like music, would you like to be a singer, musical artist, musician, music composer, music producer, etc.
If you have interest in Maths, would you like to be an accountant, engineer, banker, financial analyst, maths teacher, etc.
2. Find out more on these careers and determine what you have interest
3. Speak to someone who are working in these careers. Seek guidance from your mentor, school career counsellor, your parents, etc.
4. Shortlist 1-2 careers you would like to pursue
5. Explore the entry criteria of relevant subjects in the college
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
Hats off to you for big picture thinking! Your question is broad, so I'll share some insights from my own journey.
One of my passions is travel, and I always knew I wanted to experience different cultures and countries. So, I chose a career path that would not restrict my movement - Hospitality Management. For instance, some professions are bound by specific regulations in different countries. A UK Lawyer would need to validate most of their qualifications to practice law in the US.
My interpersonal and customer service skills were instrumental in securing my first jobs in the hospitality industry, such as Front Desk and Concierge roles.
As I continued to grow and acquire new skills, Critical Thinking and Stakeholder Management helped me grow into managerial positions within my current Travel Tech job. This skills have now allowed me to carve out a career in Change & Program Management
So, in essence, my advice to you is to dive deep into your interests. Find out if there are local groups that share your passion, and consider how you can amplify their voices and bring about improvements.
For example, if you're passionate about trees, you might volunteer with a local sustainability group. This could spark further interest in biology or climate change studies and open a career path that works within your interests.
Remember, you're the architect of your own journey, and it's perfectly fine if you can't see the whole path from the start. There's a Spanish saying that goes, "Caminante no hay camino, se hace camino al andar", which translates to "There is no defined path, you create it as you walk it."
Wishing you all the best!