So what do you want to be when you’re older?
It’s a question you’re consistently asked from since, well, forever! As one of the (hopefully) many teenagers who have not yet got a clue what path I want to go down in the future.
In an effort to help students my school has been pilling on tonnes of careers talks, profiling tests and interviews all seemingly to no avail (my report came back suggesting me to be a Barrister?). It was time to take things into my own hands.
I signed up to the Futurewise Bulletin for Careers events and booked myself onto 3 – at least if it sucked I could at least discount the sector from my future. Maths and Finance, English and Media, Digital and Tech. 3 Sectors, 3 Insight events in 3 different offices in London. I visited LSE, the PPA and the Ticketmaster offices and its safe to say I felt more than a little out of depth on the commuter morning trains.
I met people like Liz Owen, Barry McIlheney and other industry experts who talked me through possible jobs, courses and their advantages.
So the big question?
I can safely say that I am not cut out for Maths type statistics jobs and neither does the technical world suit me as much as I had thought. However I was significantly attracted to the English and Media sector. Here I was surrounded by people who owned and celebrated blogs and weren’t ashamed. Most days people would tease me for blogging or instagram-ing so this wasn’t a scenario I was used to. And I loved it!
What’s the Point?
It’s ok if you don’t know where your future life, it’s not okay if you don’t at least try to find to find out. There’s no point putting it off until the end of your Uni degree, no point at all!
Link to the Futurewise Website : here
National Careers Service (UK) : click here