Career Advice (Part 2)

It's nice to know that lots of girls aren't sure what they want to do after high school, college, or for a career. I think it's fab to try a lot of stuff and I love the idea of career field trips, where you get to follow a person around and see what their day is like.

Here's the original question. Keep the ideas coming!

anyone got some advice for a student who is having trouble figuring out a
career after grade 12?
i can't think of anything that meets my likes! please help!

I completely understand. Everybody wants to know what you like - what your
"passion" is - but what if you don't know?

It gets even more pressure-filled if people want you to make decisions
based on your likes or talents. For instance, should you go to music camp,
science camp, or computer camp? (I, for one, am going to cooking camp since
I will always need to eat, no matter which career I pick). You might have
to think about this when it comes to choosing a high school, or classes to
take in high school.

Anyone have any advice out there? Is it OK not to know what you want to be
when you grow up? And how can you figure out what you want to do?

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Anonymous Deema said...

Hello. This is not good, you have to figure out what you are going to be. see,
look for careers and try to imagine them on yourself, what about being a teacher ? oh no it is not suitable for me, see what you dont like and what you do like.

May 24, 2009 at 9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I am older I want to be a chef or a teacher.

May 24, 2009 at 9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I am older I want to be a chef or a teacher.

May 24, 2009 at 9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i want to be a doctor. in particular, a gynecologist. i know, a wierd kind of doctor. i decided on this because i k=like gross stuff and i love helping people. i also have a plan b. i play violin. i would be a proffesional musician. look for things you like to do and talk to somebody
with that career.

May 24, 2009 at 9:41 PM  
Anonymous Puri said...

i have a really big passion in fashion but i've got talent on literature. i really want to be a fashion stylist someday, but people keep telling me that the best is a profession that you good at it, not a profession you like at it. and now i confuse want to be what if i grow up.

-puri, 13,
:)

May 24, 2009 at 9:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when i grow up, i want to be a teacher. i have always wanted to be a teacher but it wasnt until this year that i realised i want to be a health and physical education teacher. they always seem to be the ones loved best because of their genre of teaching but my main reason is because it
inspires kids to enjoy life to the max. my P.E teacher has inspired me to do this but let me know i will still need to learn the other techniques of becoming a teacher. she is the best and i want her to know she means alot to me. yet another reason to become a teacher... to inspire next generation of kids!!!

May 24, 2009 at 9:42 PM  
Anonymous Jessie said...

think really hard for a while. if you have a favourite sport why not try that???
get some advice from friends.

May 24, 2009 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Jemma said...

For those of you who don't know, a gynecologist is a doctor who takes care
of women's health needs and often gets to deliver babies. A cool kind of doctor!
Think pink!
Jemma

May 24, 2009 at 9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not everybody knows what to be when they grow up!! Do something that you love and then the money will come to you!! I want be social worker or an advice columnist because I care about people and I like to help them.So I wish you all the luk and mostly enjoy at what you are doing!!
Love you always!!!!!!!

May 24, 2009 at 9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i want to be a teacher, an author or a photagragher

May 24, 2009 at 9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I grow up I want to be a special needs teacher. I want to be this because my brother has special needs.

May 24, 2009 at 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Kyandra said...

When I grown I want to be a writer, but people keep telling me to be a athlete since I'm good at basketball. Now I'm confused on whether I should follow my dream or other people's dream.
Kyandra :}

May 24, 2009 at 9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when i grow up i want to a famly docter since i was 5 i was playing doctor whith my friends. then i realized i wanted to be one.the only problem is 4 extra years in collage.

May 24, 2009 at 9:53 PM  
Anonymous mefromhere said...

i want to be a doctor..more specific an orthopedic surgeon..they work on i want to be a doctor..more specific an orthopedic surgeon..they work on knee surgeries and stuff like that..i know its gross and all but i think its kinda cool..or i want to be a singer when i grow up..they're both
pretty cool.. yall peoples have fun in life!!i know i will!! =D

May 24, 2009 at 9:55 PM  
Anonymous Kaitlyn said...

When I grow up I want to be an OBGYN. An OBGYN is a womens doctor who delivers babies. I think this will be a good job for me. I'm also going to be a mom of at LEAST four children. Good luck on deciding your career! Your
Friend,
Kaitlyn

May 24, 2009 at 9:55 PM  
Anonymous Alex said...

Own a school[middle].

May 25, 2009 at 12:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well.........maybe you should talk to your parents about this. OR if you dont know what you want to do yet you can work at a fast food restraunt while your thinking.

ariel,10

May 25, 2009 at 2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i want to be a pediatrician when i grow up

May 25, 2009 at 6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am 13 and I am not sure what I want to do. I think being a zookeeper would be cool. Or a veterenarian. Like James Herriot. I also want to be a stay at home mom and homeschool my kids so I'm not sure if I should waste my time going to college and maybe never work at a zoo.

May 26, 2009 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Jemma said...

Hey Pink Locker girls,
I've noticed several of you said you want both a career (see the above comment about being an animal doc) and kids. You CAN have both, no need to choose one or the other, in my opinion. Though it's probably true that one or the other will be more important at different times.
Think pink!
Jemma

May 26, 2009 at 12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dnt know wat i want to b but wat r some optoins ?

May 26, 2009 at 12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i want to be a graphic artist
or a interior designer
or an art teacher
or something.lol
--looveeKS:)

May 26, 2009 at 5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its okay to be different in life you will find the perfect job and everything you have to believe in your self you have to give your self a push I now you can do it.

Sincerly,AC

May 26, 2009 at 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to be a lawyer OR
a pro. soccer player OR
a physical therapist OR
a childern's author

you dont have 2 know what you want 2 b right away. You have your whole life ahead of you.

May 27, 2009 at 7:56 PM  
Anonymous Katie said...

No one in my class know's what they want to be. I mean we all have DREAMS. But sometimes we gotta get a reality check. I mean... how will I be a singer... if I can't sing? So I thought of the things I'm good at.. and came up with; a chef, a magazine editor, a photographer, a journalist, an author, a teacher or a TV presenter. They all seem reasonable. So just think of what you want to be, what your good at, and what you would make you happy! There's no rush at a young age, but begin thinking! It always helps!

May 28, 2009 at 3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, i know it's really hard cause i myself haven't got any clue who i want to be! But you could think of things you like or seem to excel more at and obviously enjoy; like cooking? math? Geo? Writing? You know. If you really can't decide because they're all the same to you and have hardly any meaning, you could join more clubs or activities you've never thought of joining before and learn a lot more about yourself. =]

June 2, 2009 at 10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I grow up I want to be a Doctor.

June 9, 2009 at 12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I for one undestand what u are saying. i find that it is ok 2 not know what u wanna b. that way u can have a variety of jobs to choose from. i would say girls are kind of more open to more jobs . by that i mean there is more of a variety really because u dont see many guys sewing or selling avon. but u do see girl doctors lawyers judges and carpenters just to name a few. so u see ive listed 5 or 6 jobs here that 100 girls could b interested in and want 2 try and u never know what u mighgt b best suited for or wat u will like best.! (=

June 10, 2009 at 5:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I think is a good idea to help you decide is to go over your best interests and your best talents and write them on a piece of paper. Then you should decide which ones are your favorite and which ones you don't really care for after all. I want to tell you that you may not get the kind of job you might expect. For instance: My mom went to college to be able to work at a bank or something like that. She ended up with four kids and is great at her job as a stay-at-home-mom. She is definitely flaunting her own talent!

June 12, 2009 at 10:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh i want to be a doctor when i grow up, ophthalmologist to be precise....these are eye doctors. i was always fascinated by the eyes, they're clean and shiny, and beautiful....i love cooking too, but think about this: doctors can do cooking if they want to anytime in their homes, but chefs can't treat patients if they want to in their homes!!!

your friend,
lucy, 12

June 17, 2009 at 2:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I personally love gymnastics, but I have the same problem. Sometimes I look to Shawn Johnson or Nastia Liuken to see what they try. I'm a pretty good gymnast, so what works for them might work for me! If you have a hero that has the same kind of interests as you, why not look to them for inspiration?

June 17, 2009 at 8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

singing is just awesome!! I've always loved Nana Mouskouri's english songs, and i have a good voice too.....besides, my whole family is in music, so its just in our blood:)

June 22, 2009 at 4:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to be a large animal vet, and I have known this for sometime. I know what university i want to go to and what it will take. Picking your career should be something that is going to make you happy in the long run. (Trust me i know your parents will put a ton of pressure on you but it's because they love you and want what will be best.) You should definatley start looking though because you will find really interesting things. Meet with your school guidance counceler who will help you get the classes adn ciriculum that you will need to make your dreams come true! Follow your heart girls!

July 5, 2009 at 12:58 AM  

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