Helping post secondary students choose the “right” career path

Graduate looking at city

Sara Dimerman in conversation with Brittany Shields about helping post secondary students find the “right” career path. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • How typical it is for graduating high school students not to know what they want to do when they grow up, so to speak
  • How typical it is for undergraduate students who are considering taking further steps by applying to a Masters or post graduate program, to still not know what they want to do with the rest of their lives
  • Whether a “gap” year is sometimes a good idea and how students can be most productive during this time off so that they are better equipped to apply to a program of choice or go into the working world at the end of the gap period
  • How typical it is for post secondary students to leave their program part way through and some of the reasons this happens
  • What to do when someone has few interests and a low level of motivation
  • What to do when someone has too many interests, ideas and possibilities and how they can fine tune their direction
  • How students who know what they want to “be” can figure out what will get them there
  • How important it is that one be university or college educated in order to be successful, feel productive and have career satisfaction
  • Some ways students or young adults can figure out their career path