Types of Colleges
Choosing a College
Cost of College
Paying For It
Long Range Plan
Exercise - Help Your Child Think About a Career
Using the form below, sit down with your child and make a list of jobs that
sound interesting. It may help to first think about friends or people you've
read about or have seen on television who have interesting jobs. List those jobs
in the left-hand column. If your child cannot think of interesting jobs, have
him or her list subject areas of interest. Then try to help your child identify
jobs in those subject areas. Depending on the job, there may be courses in
middle school or high school that will give your child a preview of the type of
knowledge that is needed for the particular job. In the right-hand
"Education" column, write down the level of education required for the
job and any high school or college courses that may help your child prepare for
such a career.
Take the form to your local library and, with the help of a reference
librarian, locate books on some of the careers your child has selected.
Libraries usually have directories that list career requirements. It is not a
problem if your child does not know what career path he or she wants to follow;
his or her focus during these years should be on doing well in school.
From: "Preparing Your Child for
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