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Getting Additional Suggestions

As if you haven’t heard enough from us already, we have a few more ideas for you to think about as you start to plan for education after high school. Here goes:

Job Shadowing

If there’s something you might be interested in doing for a career someday, ask your guidance counselor to hook you up with someone in the community that you can go and talk to. You can also follow them around and watch them do their job (this is called job shadowing). You can ask them what they had to do to get the job and what kind of education they had to get in order to apply for the job. This can be really helpful when it comes down to deciding if you really want to go to school for a specific career.

School Tours

You might be considering going to a couple of different schools, but aren’t sure which one is right for you. A good way to figure this out is to take a tour of the college or institute that you are interested in. Most postsecondary schools and training institutes provide tours to people who might want to enroll there. It’s great because you can ask all kinds of questions, see if you feel comfortable there, and talk with some of the teachers that teach the classes you might be taking to see if it sounds good to you.

If you have a disability, you should also check to see if the school has a Disability Student Services Office. This is the place that will help you to make sure you get everything you need while you are getting your education, like accommodations, tutoring, or whatever.

Take a Class

Think about taking a class in community education, or at a community college, a university, or a technical college in an area that interests you before you leave high school. That way you can find out what it is like BEFORE you decide to enroll and spend lots of money.

Visit the Career Information Center

Visit your high school’s career information center to find out about careers that you may want to learn more about and postsecondary education programs that match your interests and goals. We’ve said this before, but visit your guidance counselor! They have a ton of information and resources that can help you a lot. Don’t make us say it again!

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