We’re talking careers today, as they are suddenly in the big picture. Eric is currently embarking on his career as an engineer. I am about to end my career as a student. Careers, careers, careers.
I’m currently in a class called “Personal and Family Finance”, which is comprised of approximately 200 girls and 6 boys. This is pretty much the exact opposite of all of my classes in the College of Agriculture. By the way, I’m a Community Communications and Leadership Development major, in case you were wondering. That’s basically fancy talk for “I don’t know what to do.”
Back to Personal and Family Finance. While the material in the class is really useful (how to set up a bank account, how to calculate compound interest, etc.), the class itself is horribly boring. I suppose this is partially because I did the assigned reading, only to find that the professor just makes powerpoint slides repeating the readings, word for word. Good for everyone who didn’t buy the book. Lame for me, the girl who shelled out $130.
Anywho, today we talked about career planning. I’ve been thinking a lot about my career lately, as I am going to graduate from college in just 15 weeks (not that I’m counting), and I will eventually need to get a big kid job. Now, I’ve always joked that I plan on retiring after graduation (and don’t worry, Dad, I am just joking. Sort of.), but I know that I will actually need to work before that happens. So what am I going to do with my life?
Well, while we discussed the oh-so-exciting differences between a “job” and a “career”, I got to work on a little list of my own. What follows is a compilation of my career possibilities.
Any further career suggestions will be gladly accepted. Please feel free to use our comment section.
For now, I’ll get to work on my mad scientist lab coat. Perhaps my polka-dotted bathrobe will do the trick.