This is Noel Macdonald from NSCC’s Student Pathways. Over the next two months I’ll be travelling across Nova Scotia, visiting high schools to talk to students about their career options. There are so many exciting programs to choose from, it can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help.
We want you to find the career that you are going to fall in love with and we’ll do whatever we can to point you in the right direction. When I was in high school trying to figure out what to do next, my dad would say to me, “think of a job that you’d be happy doing for thirty years.” It’s hard to imagine doing one thing for that long. Most people don’t.
What I think my dad really meant was that it’s important to be passionate about what you do everyday. You’re job should excite you and mean something to you. That’s when a job isn’t just a job— it’s a career.
Spend some time over at www.nscc.ca/real and look for things that inspire you. We’ve got stories, pictures and videos from graduates who are finding themselves in careers they really care about. There is nothing more satisfying than making the right choice.
If you have any questions, send them along to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment on this blog. We’re happy to help!