LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR FUTURE
Whether you are learning in class or online, your time in high school will come to an end.
YOU NEED A POSTSECONDARY PLAN.
Maybe the pandemic has you rethinking what you want to do after high school. Or perhaps you still have your heart set on your original plan. Whatever you choose, get familiar with what’s required to make your dream a reality. The second half of the school year is a busy time for planning.
Students have long been led to believe that a successful career is achieved by the steady commitment to one path via college, the military or work. In reality, there are many pathways to success. You can mix and match any combination of college, the military, and work to get where you want to go.
Navigating the decision-making process can take time so it’s never too early to start. The winter/spring semester is an excellent time to get your ducks in a row for the next school year ahead.
IF YOU’RE THINKING COLLEGE
- Visits are the best way for you to see if a school is a good fit. Many institutions are now offering virtual campus tours to keep you safe.
IF YOU’RE THINKING OF ENTERING THE WORKFORCE
- Explore apprenticeships to receive on-the-job training to become skilled in a trade. In the meantime, look for internships to help you decide whether to pursue a career field you are considering.
IF YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT THE MILITARY
- You can discover extensive details about career opportunities across all Services and entry requirements at careersinthemilitary.com.
You may start getting calls or promotional materials from recruiters at colleges, potential employers, and the military. Preparing for conversations with these gatekeepers is a key factor in securing your spot at the place you hope to land.
Regardless of your schools’ operating status, students who took the ASVAB at their school last year still have access to the planning resources available at asvabprogram.com. To get the most out of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program, you and your parents should ask your counselor about a virtual post-test career workshop.