Why Career Planning in High School?

The career planning needs of high school students differ from those of college students. During the high school years, you should get to know yourself. Now is the time to learn about who you are, and what you are good at. How can you do that? Below are some activities that will help:

  • Take lots of classes to learn subjects, strengths and interests.
  • Learn to develop new skills through classes, clubs, activities, etc.
  • Begin to explore career options. Talk to advisors, counselors, teachers, parents, and friends. Do some research into careers that interest you.
  • Find part-time jobs or voluntary experiences which allow you to try different career areas.