When you think about your favorite activities, do you ever wonder if it’s possible to make a career out of them? In many cases you can! Hobbies like writing, exercising, and even playing video games lend themselves to jobs in fields such as journalism, nutrition, and engineering. But how do you begin to turn your interest into a career? Let’s explore a few ways:
Research different jobs related to your interests
Before you can choose a career based on things you like, you have to know what kind of jobs already exist. For example, a field like communications has a multitude of different career paths under its umbrella, including journalism, public relations, and social media management. A great way to begin your search is by taking a career quiz, and me3 is a good place to start! Me3 is an interactive major and career quiz that helps you craft a pathway from college major to future career based on your interests and passions.
Sign up for college courses that relate to your future career pathway
It’s no secret that the major you choose in college will prepare you for your future career, but who says you have to wait until freshman year to begin exploring classes? Taking college courses while you’re still in high school is an excellent way to get a head start on college and your future career. ASU Prep Digital pairs students with learning success coaches who will work with them to design their personalized career pathway based on their interests. From there, they can enroll in university courses through ASU and earn both high school and college credit simultaneously.
Begin treating your hobby like a job
When you want to get better at your job, you spend time researching, learning, and practicing. You can use the same mindset to turn your interest into a career! From podcasts and blogs to books and videos, there are so many resources at your disposal that can help you dive deeper into your future field right now! Even devoting just 30 minutes a day to educating yourself will make a huge difference and put you ahead of the competition. And for even more tips on taking that first step, check out this blog post.
Ready to start prepping for your future career? Schedule a call with an admissions advisor to learn more about ASU Prep Digital. And if you want to learn more about career pathways, check out the post below: