Athletes endure years of training to prepare for the Olympics; students do the same for their future careers. Through classes, homework and internships, you are improving your skills to advance in your industry. Here are some tips to help you score a gold medal in your career.
Pick the right sport.
If you’re afraid of heights, ski jumping probably isn’t the sport for you. There will be majors/fields that won’t be a good fit as well. You should determine what you like/dislike, the skills you have and research your options.
From my experience, I wanted to work in the healthcare industry, however science and math were not my strongest subjects in grade school. Once I started the coursework for radiology technology, I realized I needed to pursue a different major that better suited my skills. Writing was always my favorite subject; therefore I switched to journalism and never looked back.
Practice, practice, practice.
Once you’ve determined your major or “sport,” you can explore careers in that field. Again, there will be careers that might not be a good fit for you. If you’re studying human resources and like to be out of the office and meet new people, you may enjoy recruiting more than other opportunities in that field.
Internships are a great way to determine what you will like or dislike. Visit IndianaINTERN.net to start searching and applying to opportunities.
Do your best and don’t be stressed.
Remember, life isn’t perfect and people make mistakes. You may choose a major or career, and later decide to pursue something else. Don’t force yourself to continue on a path doing something you don’t enjoy. Happiness is the ultimate prize in life; just look how happy Shaun White is after winning the gold medal!