How do I get to the Career that I love and don’t work a day in my life

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Marilyn Greaves

Title:  How do I get into the career I love

 

Class:  SLS 1122 – Student Life Skills

 

Introduction:

As a professor I realize that some students have a hard time thinking or coming up with a career that they would like/love to get into.  Students come with all these expectation of what they would like to achieve but they don’t know how to go about achieving their dreams. Some of these same students come with the notion that once they can make a lot of money from that career they would be very happy.  Then I ask them how long do you think you will last in that career because doing something that you don’t love, can make you very unhappy.  I will include videos, infographics that will show the steps that other successful people took and the hard work they put into achieving the results they got.  I will also add some additional readings to give you more information so an informed decision can be made.

 

Videos: These videos are about gathering information and for the student to understand what it takes to be successful in doing something you love so you don’t work a day in your life.

Do I have to work hard for what I want? “I WONDER”

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/richard-st-john-why-it-pays-to-work-hard

 

http://ed.ted.com/featured/TLg3vHGd

 

Interactive Engagement:

Have students create scenarios about they success then have their peers play devil’s advocate to these scenarios. Implement group and individual discussions.

 

 

Infographic:

This infographic shows the first step on where we have to be successful.  This is where we will be practicing how to take a stand and finish what we have started and enjoy that time we have in college.

://www.infographicsarchive.com/education-careers/infographic-college-students-success-pyramid/


Writing Prompt: Based on the video, inforgraphic and additional ready, How can you define you success in five years. What plan can you put in place to create the career that you love so you don’t have to work a day in your life.

Optional resources for more information:

http://careerbright.com/2013/03

http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/02/make-your-career-a-success-by-your-own-measure/

http://www.personalbrandingblog.com/10-essential-career-success-strategies/

http://www.careerealism.com/career-success-keys/#!TGSqr

 

One Response to “How do I get to the Career that I love and don’t work a day in my life”

  1. dhodges6

    Thanks, Marilyn-I will have my daughter, who is still floundering for a “career” at 33, review this helpful information.

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