Benefits for Students

Establish Life Goals in Order to Plan Your Career Path

If you’ve reached the point in your life where you are repeatedly hearing the question, “So what do you plan to do when you grow up?” and you think to yourself, “I’m too young to be thinking about that” or “I have no idea,” then it’s time for you do the work of identifying your True North.

Your True North is what you feel is your purpose. It’s what drives you. And when you combine your True North with your knowledge of how you learn, WATCH OUT! When you know how you learn, you can start exploring different aspects of broad career categories to find your way to a fulfilling career.

Take building trades for example. Construction is more than just putting on a hard hat and picking up a rivet gun. Building trades include the career titles of engineer, project manager, draftsman, field supervisor, and heavy equipment operator. Each field of work is full of job opportunities that can fit your learning processes. You just need to know how to look for the match.

Our skills book Career Explorer is an excellent starting resource for those of you in middle school and high school. As the title says, you can explore careers in a whole new way.

Taking Charge! takes career exploration one step further. This 32-page book walks you through “decoding” job descriptions to understand the learning patterns a job requires. Taking Charge! also walks you through resume writing and preparing for an interview. These are must-have skills in order to find your True North.

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