Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What Kind of Job?

What should you do with your life? What kind of job do you want when you graduate? Where the blank should you start?

Here's a good, short article for folks who are still up in the air. You like to read Shakespeare aloud; you like to write poetry; you enjoy reading literary theory. But you know that you can't hang up a shingle on your front door: "Will read Shakespeare for food." You can't stand by the side of the road holding up a sign: "Will write poetry for money."

In addition to using the mental exercises in today's link, consider visiting the Career Counseling Center ( if, especially if, you don't know where to start. You can talk with someone; take some aptitude and interest tests; and do some digging in the resource center to figure out where your special talents and ability to earn daily bread converge.

I remember I took an aptitudes and interests tests once... a long time ago. It turns out I was best suited to be... (drumroll, please) an English professor. That was one choice. It surprised me then. The other choice, which to this day remains a surprise: Geologist! I guess that's the road not taken.

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