reza boushehri

student at the international school of choueifat,

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Guys,in what way do you think it is possible for young people such as students to find their intrests and pursue it?

Think about it,most students pursue a career in which they are not intrested, but unfortunately they figure this out very late.What can we do in order to find our intrests easier and pursue those intrests.

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    Aug 22 2012: There is a lot of pressure on young people to find the right direction at an early age. Yet for many that just won't happen. It might not happen because you have not encountered or experienced something which sparks a deep interest. Or maybe the thing that will set your imagination alight has not been invented yet. Often it can be how you develop that cause a change in interests.

    The important thing is to be self aware throughout your life, and if your interests change have the courage to change your life.
  • Aug 24 2012: Reza...that's a great question.
    I wish I knew what I knew now when I was at your age so I could have made better decisions.
    In my case I didn't really know what I liked to do until I ended up doing it.
    To try to get a better idea of what you like to do in the future by doing a evaluation of yourself.
    I would make a list of all the things I like about a career or choice.
    Then on another list, have descriptions of what that career or choice would offer.
    By comparing these lists you would narrow your choices down to something that would best match your likes.
    The last step I recommend is to actually go and observe people performing the job and see if you would enjoy doing what they are doing.
    If you start thinking like this early in life your chance of making the right decision about a choice or career is on your side. Good Luck!
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    Aug 21 2012: Jerome Bruner, a leading scholar in educational theory, addressed this question in one of his most important works in 1960. He argued that when students are taught a subject in school, it should be represented with integrity, by which he meant that even the most elementary questions should be presented and answered in the classroom using the tools and methods of inquiry that would be used by practicioners in the field. This means inquiry rather than lecture, project work individually and in teams, using case studies in social science that illustrate the real dynamics of historical decisionmakers, and so forth. Beyond this, students can have the typical opportunities to explore potential careers as individual projects, and many classrooms regularly invite speakers from various lines of work to talk about what their jobs entail.
  • Aug 21 2012: You could work before you study something. Means, there are lots of people who study medicine and find out later they can't cope with the stress inside a hospital. They could have foreseen that when they had worked there before, not as a medic, but some other job. Just being there daily gives a good view on what is really going on.

    Same with other jobs. You do not necessarily need to work in the desired job, but close to it. You gonna see how these people (of which you want to become one later) talk with each other, how it feels to be there, et cetera. And if thats an environment you want to spend your future time in. Do you really want to become like that?
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    Aug 22 2012: Some are born to it, their parent was a Ivy League doctor / lawyer and they are expected to follow the family tradition. Some are given little choice .. I went to A&M and so will you. Those compound the problem. There are better ways to find you nitch. One example is some churches offer a mission. You interrupt your education for two years and go to a locatin and do service. There is benefits to following Liz Colemans advice and go to a liberal arts school before selecting your major. Both of these opportunities offer the advantage of time which allows maturity and exposure.

    Wish I had some instant advice but there is none. There may be a need to do something in the mean time so do not dis-regard the "gotta work". With a basic education you can make a change later.

    All the best. Bob.
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    Aug 22 2012: Just more exposure to stuff. Like go traveling, do extracurricular activities, help others, read books, just get involved in a bunch of stuff, hang out with friends, pay attention in classes, internships and job offers, etc.

    But you also want to have fun while doing those things.
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    Aug 21 2012: For me it took a prof who paid attention to my papers to identify my real direction. I was in English and he sent me over to Psychology because he noticed that I was fascinated by motivations and the MA I loved was in Psychology. I started and ended in Business Admin though.