Career Questions tagged Highschool

How do you know a career is right for you? What if you have a lot of interests but you don't know which one is the perfect fit?

I am in 11th grade and I have a small idea of what I want to do. I am interested in the medical field but I am not confident about it. I want to help others and I want to know if I should pursue this path. It is hard and I do not want to end up not liking it the career I choose. #career-choice...

#help #doctor #career #healthcare #medicine #highschool #junior


Jordan C. Medley’s Avatar Kim Gravell’s Avatar Danni Gomes, RDH’s Avatar
Active Nov 21 at 04:01 PM

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Posted by Dinah B.’s Avatar Dinah B.
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Jordan C. Medley | Dance Teacher at Inmotion Dance Studio What are you passionate about? What would you do even if ...

Can I work on medical assistant certification during high school?

I really want to be a medical assistant while I’m working on my bachelors degree. I’m a senior in high school with 3 classes and I was just gonna see if I could start on the 9 month program now so that I could start a job next fall? I don’t want an associate degree in medical assisting but just...

#highschool #work #medicalassistant


Toni L’s Avatar Raj Khurana’s Avatar
Active Dec 04 at 08:53 PM

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Posted by Erica H.’s Avatar Erica H.
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What was your deciding factor when choosing which college to attend?

I have a few options that I'm considering at the moment, but I can't find anything that stands out about each college that might put one above the others. I was wondering if there was anything, other than such things as scholarships and financial aid that made you chose which college you...

#highschool #undergraduate


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Active Sep 26 at 11:38 PM

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Posted by Alyssa R.’s Avatar Alyssa R.
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Leo Ferro | Sales Support Manager in Global Customer Service Hi Alyssa,My wife and I recently went through this with both ...

What do you regret not doing in high school?


Serge V. Vaval, M.P.A.’s Avatar April Leusby’s Avatar
Active Oct 01 at 02:59 PM

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Posted by Vanessa R.’s Avatar Vanessa R.
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Serge V. Vaval, M.P.A. | Career Advisor Hi Vanessa,What I regret in high school is to actually enjoy ...

An an aspiring high school mathematics teacher. what are some tips or activities I could use to engage my students in learning and make it enjoyable and fun instead of sitting in classroom for almost 2 hours?

Mathematics is one of the few subjects students struggle on and I aspire to be the teacher who make math exciting and easy to learn, but I have no clue on how to teach my students specific concepts in order for them to understand it. #mathteacher #educationmajor #highschool #teacher...

#teaching #study


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Active Nov 29 at 03:00 PM

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Posted by Jennifer L.’s Avatar Jennifer L.
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Kristen Hansen | Auditor Hi Jennifer! I taught middle school math and encountered this challenge ...

What is a goal GPA for a high school student?

The GPA is very important to colleges. I want to make sure I fit the expectation! #highschool #gpa...



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Active Aug 16 at 01:07 PM

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Posted by Carolyn S.’s Avatar Carolyn S.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential Colleges are looking for consistency in grades. The key is to ...

Do colleges look for involvement with sports and organizations?

I participate in cheerleading, track and field, fellowship of christian atheles, younglife, and multiple volunteering programs. Are colleges interested in students tha can balance these things and maintaining a good GPA. Basically, what impact does extra-curriculars bring to the college...

#christian #trackandfield #gpa #cheer #college #highschool #volunteer


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Active Aug 28 at 09:23 PM

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Posted by Carolyn S.’s Avatar Carolyn S.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential Something that is missing in your array of activities are activities ...

Will being apart of an Honors College give me career opportunities during and after college?

I'm entering my freshman year of high school and was thinking about trying to get into an Honors College. Is the extra work on my gpa to get into an Honors College worth possibly not having as many extra curricula's on my resume? #honorscollege #highschool #freshman...



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Active Aug 15 at 02:12 AM

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Posted by Riley D.’s Avatar Riley D.
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Tasha Butler | Training and Development Wow Riley! Honors college is a great honor. It definitely will ...

If I am able, would it be beneficial to me if I started a new club at my school?

I've considered starting a new club at my school, but I don't know if it'll be worth it. I have a very busy schedule and most of the students at my school don't join clubs or take them seriously. I don't want to waste my time if it's not going to be worthwhile. #club #extracurricular...

#collegeapplication #highschool


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Active Aug 21 at 12:40 AM

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Posted by Anna S.’s Avatar Anna S.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential If your are interested in becoming involved in a club or ...

Do you have any suggestion on what my qualitative research about financial literacy would be about?

I'm having a hard time looking for good thesis statement, and you may have your past research that you could share to me. #research # #researcher #highschool #financial-literacy #management #finance...


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Active Oct 23 at 09:21 AM

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Posted by Nailiah S.’s Avatar Nailiah S.
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Claudia Casarotto | Senior Consultant - Water Resources Management at FAO Hello Nailiah, Financial literacy has lots of facets, many not yet ...

Should I take AP Biology or Honors Anatomy/Physiology HS Junior Year?

I've already discussed with my counselor on what classes I will be taking next year as a Junior. I'm taking two APs for sure, which are AP English Language and AP US History. However, I'm determined to do another AP which is AP Biology. I don't know whether I should take AP Biology or Honors...

#aps #highschool #uci #advancedplacement


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Active Jun 15 at 07:45 PM

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Posted by Lauren S.’s Avatar Lauren S.
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Rachel Chace | AmeriCorps Urban Education Fellow, TutorCorps If you are confident that you can handle the workload, YES. ...

College Scholarships

Hi! My mom is a single parent who's had to take care of me since I was seven years old with the help of her family. She is also a soldier in the US Army, so I was wondering if there are certain scholarships for military dependents and if so what are they? #highschool #collegeapplications...

#scholarships #federal-government #militarydependent


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Active Oct 25 at 11:50 PM

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Posted by Alexia G.’s Avatar Alexia G.
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Frank Lemmon | Sr. Test Engineer at Chegg Inc. Hi Alexia, you bet! You can search for scholarships at no ...

How am I supposed to pay for tuition without going into debt?

I’m on my own when it comes to the college experience, and I really don’t want to be in debt for the rest of my life all because I wanted a better education. FAFSA can only cover so much of the tuition, how am I supposed to manage being a full time student as well as a full time employee?...

#school #scholarships #highschool #fafsa


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Active Oct 22 at 01:59 PM

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Posted by Karisma B.’s Avatar Karisma B.
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Gary Allen | Continual improvement manager My employer offered a tuition assistance program that allowed me to ...

While in high school, how do you know if medical school is the right decision / path?

I'm currently a junior in high school, and just wondering how I can know whether or not I really want to go into medicine. I've heard that shadowing is a good way to find out, but I don't know any doctors and its really hard to find opportunities for people under 18. Suggestions? #medicine...

#medical-school #physician #highschool #healthcare


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Active 2 days ago

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Posted by Ava C.’s Avatar Ava C.
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Rita Gleason | Technology Delivery Manager at Fannie Mae You should definitely check with your school guidance counselors to see ...

How do you become valedictorian of your high school?

I know that becoming valedictorian is much more than just GPA, but what else should I be making sure I am excelling at? #valedictorian...



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Active May 05 at 03:13 PM

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Posted by Hanan M.’s Avatar Hanan M.
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Austin L. | PwC Experienced Associate, Advisory Hanan, interesting question. So, my high school did not have valedictorians ...

When planning on what to do in college, should I continue all my hobbies from high school?

I am in choir, orchestra, Model United Nations, student government, theatre, and more, but I am not sure whether I should continue all these things in college. What should I continue and what should I quit? #college-advice...



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Active Apr 29 at 01:18 AM

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Posted by Delaney R.’s Avatar Delaney R.
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Stacy L. Peazant | Higher Education Professional | Academic & Student Affairs ... Hi Delaney,It's nice to see that you've been involved in a ...

Can you get your Masters and Bachelors degree at the same time?

I am considering going into information technologies. I was wondering whether or not I can get my Bachelpr's and Master's degree at the same time in undergrad and/or grad school. #degrees #BS #mba #help...



David Pfendt’s Avatar Casey Silvestri, MBA’s Avatar Lisa Woodis’s Avatar
Active Sep 05 at 12:40 AM

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Posted by Zoya H.’s Avatar Zoya H.
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David Pfendt | Senior Manager at Comcast, MBA Most schools will offer a BS/MS as well. My school offered ...

Will getting a job affect my chances for scholarships at college?

I’m really young and will be going to high school soon, but my family needs the money for the future. I’ve heard about a possibility that if you work while in high school, you won’t get a scholarship for the money. I was wondering if this was true. #scholarship #highschool #college...

#work-life-balance #college-advice


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Active May 05 at 01:21 AM

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Posted by Giselle L.’s Avatar Giselle L.
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Lori Brown | Facilities Integrity Engineer at ExxonMobil Hi Giselle! It may depend on the specific scholarship (for example ...

What would be the pathway to take to go pre-med in college?

In high school, the closest thing to a medical degree we have talked about is biology so I don't know what classes, volunteer programs, or internships I should take to help me get into college for pre-med. #premed #medical...



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Active May 14 at 02:15 PM

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Posted by Kylie B.’s Avatar Kylie B.
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Rita Gleason | Technology Delivery Manager at Fannie Mae Pre-Med acceptance will most likely happen after your four year degree ...

How can I find a balance in my college decision/choice?

I attend a high school with 300 students total and this makes me jealous of students that attend a bigger high school than mine. Because of this, I would like to go to a farther college and live on campus to experience the full offer of college. However, I am torn because my parents require my...

#highschool #college #family


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Active Mar 20 at 01:22 AM

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Posted by Joey L.’s Avatar Joey L.
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Jayavignesh Arivalagan | Chemical Process Engineer My dad lost his job before I started university and I ...

Does taking challenging courses in high school actually pay off?

Initially, when I began taking accelerated courses --which evolved into Honors programs and AP classes-- my goal was to complete most necessary classes so that by senior year I could go home after fourth period. Now here I am, at that aspired goal of checked off credits and possessing the...

#credits #highschool #classes #college #high-school-classes


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Active Jun 15 at 07:44 PM

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Posted by Malina D.’s Avatar Malina D.
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Emily Johncox | Advisory Intern I took 15 AP classes in high school, and I HIGHLY ...

What advice would you give to a student applying to their dream school?

I'll be a #highschool senior in the fall! What do you wish you heard earlier in the application process? What did you wish you had done earlier in high school to help yourself get into your dream school? I am head-over-heels for Duke! Any advice to prepare an eager student is much...

#college #college-admissions


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Active May 14 at 02:07 PM

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Posted by Haley C.’s Avatar Haley C.
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Rita Gleason | Technology Delivery Manager at Fannie Mae Courses and grades are really what matters most. Take as many ...

AP Bio junior or senior year?

I'm a sophomore going into junior year and I'm planning to take AP Bio since I might go into the medical field. One of my teachers said that if I take AP Bio junior year I'll start to forget it by the time I take pre-med classes in college. Also whichever year I don't take AP Bio I'll take AP...

#courses #highschool #college-advice #medschool


Emily Johncox’s Avatar Nancy Hamp, MA’s Avatar
Active Jun 15 at 07:50 PM

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Posted by George L.’s Avatar George L.
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Emily Johncox | Advisory Intern I agree that it would be good to have AP Language ...

How can I find good internship opportunities as a high school student?

I have a Linkedin but all the internships require one to be currently pursuing a college degree but I'm still a senior in high school. I'm interested in UX Design and Computer science. #computerscience #user-experience #user-experience-design #internships #highschool...



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Active Feb 16 at 09:42 PM

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Posted by Avni T.’s Avatar Avni T.
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Rachel Chace | AmeriCorps Urban Education Fellow, TutorCorps Most of the opportunities you will find at this point in ...

What should i learn to be a game designer?

I have zero experience in gaming design, but i want to learn. It is like one of my dream jobs. Is unity a good one to start with? I like Dota 2, Overwatch, and Lost Saga. #highschool #game-design...



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Active Aug 15 at 12:51 AM

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Posted by Jason C.’s Avatar Jason C.
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Mark Kreitler | Game Developer Hey Jason,These days, "game design" is a huge field. Almost anything ...

What scholarship are good for future medical students?

I come from a low-income family, and plan on going to college for at least 10 years for forensic pathology. What kind of scholarships should I apply to? #highschool #freshmen #medical-education #scholarships #financial-aid #forensic-investigation #medical...



Active Feb 03 at 02:55 PM

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Posted by Harley S.’s Avatar Harley S.

What are the average requirements for a thesis or dissertation?

I am an avid writer, and I don't think a thesis or dissertation will be too difficult for me. However, this is a high school student speaking, so I can't really be sure. I'd like to know ( on average) what the requirements are in the forensic pathology field, so I can get used to writing with...

#dissertation #masters #doctorate-degree #writing #forensics #medical-education #thesis #highschool


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Active Sep 05 at 12:03 AM

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Posted by Harley S.’s Avatar Harley S.
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Ann Gianoglio Burk, MBA | Student/Customer Care Manager | Operations Handywoman | People ... Hi Harley, I am glad that you enjoy writing! That will ...

If you had the chance to redo high school, what would you change?

I am asking this question because I myself wish I could go back and redo high school. #highschool #friends...



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Active Sep 05 at 01:29 AM

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Posted by Beatrice B.’s Avatar Beatrice B.
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Andrea Alderson | Sr. Manager CS Ops - Chatbots Hello Beatrice - Glad to see that you finished high school ...

How does applying to college as a high school senior compare to applying to graduate school as an undergraduate?

Hi! I ask this question because as a highschool senior, I wonder how independent the graduate school application process truly is. I understand graduate students usually receive far less scholarships than highschool students, but are there ways around that? Also, did the application process...

#college-applications #college-admissions #applications #graduate-school #college #highschool


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Active Mar 03 at 06:05 AM

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Posted by Hamlet F.’s Avatar Hamlet F.
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Nancy Hamp, MA | IOrganizational Leadership • Assessment and Interviewing • Educational ... Hamlet,Applying to graduate school is similar to applying to undergraduate college. ...

Is College going to be just like Highschool?

Highschool has not been the best years of my life and I’m worried, even with its hype, College won’t be as enjoyable as everyone makes it out to seem. I understand it’s more work but I’m worried that’s all it will be. #education #highschool...



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Active Jul 25 at 10:58 PM

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Posted by Adalynn D.’s Avatar Adalynn D.
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Lisa Milani | Leads North America Demand Generation, HANA Enterprise Cloud ... First, I commend you for asking such a courageous question. Many ...

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