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What do you want to be when you grow up?

I’m spending today and tomorrow talking with high school sophomores at My Success Event.

We’re in an arena that’s divided into career “pathways.” Students choose one pathway ahead of time, but–time permitting–get to check out the others.

Here in the Arts and Communication pathway, photography is a big draw.

They’re also having a lot of fun learning about graphic design.

I’ve been taking Jaime Dial‘s advice, trying to find out what their post-graduation goals are. But I’m also encouraging diversification–for them to learn different disciplines; and innovation–you want to go to college for engineering, but enjoy writing? Start a blog about engineering. Start it now.

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  1. October 6, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    I hope your first day was a productive one, Nathan. The My Success Event is a fantastic opportunity for our students to interact with the local business community. Thank you for taking two days to spend time engaging our students. Even something as simple as a 5 minute conversation can have an impact on a student’s future.

  2. October 7, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Thanks, Jaime. It’s been a great experience. I look forward to this event every year.

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