What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question we are all asked at some point. And when we are younger, we don’t let anything limit our answer other than our imagination. But the older we get, the more we limit ourselves. Some of us know right away what we want to do and some of us don’t. But we recommend that you take the time to explore all of your options. Don’t limit your potential, you can be anything you want and do anything you put your mind to!
Many schools have resources available to their students to look into potential careers. Some even have partnerships with local organizations so that students have an opportunity to shadow a potential career and truly see everything that is involved with it.
There are also some online tools available to open up a girl’s (or child’s) eyes to the many career possibilities out there await them:
- Kids Work! is a virtual community of workplaces designed to give students an interactive job exploration experience that connects school work to real work. View profiles from real professionals.
- Know It All is an online tool with videos and articles about potential careers, it provides a ton of information, and you can spend hours there looking at career possibilities.
- Browse CareerOneStop’s video collection to learn about careers, industries, skills and abilities, or work options and education levels.
- Kids.gov is a great government resource with an A-Z career listing featuring jobs in different fields, and has an area for Kids in Kindergarden-5th Grade as well as Tenns from 6th-8th Grade.
- bls.gov Bureau of Labor Statistics’ information-packed career-exploration pages may be more useful to teenagers. It includes salary information, education requirements, working conditions, and more for thousands of jobs.
- The Connections Academy also has some great resources for career planning and consideration that you will want to check out!
So get out there, let your imagination be your guide, and find a career that will make you happy and successful! We are looking forward to you being one of our future leaders!