Now is the perfect time to explore career interests through high school classes, college classes (whether dual enrollment or early college), clubs, extracurricular activities, and career connections (part-time jobs, internships, job shadows, etc.).
Students interested in one of the five military academies should start the application process in their junior year. Students interested in enlisting in the military should research each branch, speak to a recruiter and take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).
Before heading out into the world of work, you need to make sure you are prepared! Also, learn about the interview and soft skills needed to land the perfect job, and discover career opportunities you might be interested in.
A “gap year” is a period of time, typically an academic year, taken by a student as a break between high school and further education that often includes travel, volunteering, study, an internship or work. Links to help you plan your gap year include:
Before you can determine what career you want to pursue, you need to discover who you are. One way to do that is through skill and interest assessments. Researching careers, including the education needed, position duties, job outlook, etc. can also help you in that decision.
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