Have A specific Field – When choosing the industry where you want to work, keep in mind that it must be related with your college degree. Your efforts on searching for a paid internship job will have targeted results if you have a specific field. However, consider acquiring any type of work available in your field of interest to avoid missing out the opportunity to get employed right away.
Here’s a case in point. This month, Mehmet Oz, MD (Dr. Oz of the popular television show of the same name) will air the results of his “no salt challenge” where he searched the country for a chef who loved salt so much he would find it difficult to give up. The “challenge” was for that chef to cook for 30 days using none of it. Chef Bacigalupo, a Culinary Arts Instructor at Bay-Arenac ISD career center in Bay City, MI was chosen for the project and at my last check, he was down 21 pounds after 13 days of his experiment.
Narrow down your options for possible schools to 6 to 12 options. Then request an information and admission packet from each of these schools. Review and read this information carefully.
If you think you have what it takes to run your own business and be your own boss, then consider becoming a life coach. You might need another job to supplement your income at first. Check out “So You’re Thinking About Becoming a life Coach?” for some more insight.
Depending on your degree there is the potential that travel will be involved just to find a job. While many like to stay close to home because it is familiar there is nothing wrong with getting out there and exploring the world. There may be a few life lessons taught through the culture changes experienced also. If there is underrepresentation at your place of work take some initiative and ask for more responsibility. Also if it is not enjoyable then do not stay. There will be less motivation to complete the work if there is no enjoyment in what the work entitles. Be smart about it and do the research to find what jobs are ideal, but also responsible in today’s economy.
Based on your preferences, what geographical areas or locations are you willing to consider? This factor alone can narrow down your graduate school options enormously. The size and type of school choices go along with the actual location of the school. Small schools, large schools, big cities, or small towns?
What most students don’t know is that for every 1 credit hour they take, you will spend at least two hours in homework. This means that for a 3 credit course, you will probably have 5-6 hours outside the classroom.