Cameron Posted November 12, 2007 Share Posted November 12, 2007 A few months ago a good friend of mine asked me if I'd talk at a career night being held at their school district middle-school. Well I jumped at the chance - partly because I actually like speaking in front of people, but mostly because I love what I do and want to get other people excited by it too. Well I talked a little over a week ago, and it was really fun. However I was genuinely surprised by the questions the kids asked, and (in some cases) the mis-conceptions they had about what I do (I'm a programmer in the game industry). I enjoyed talking to the kids, and answering their questions etc, but it got me thinking. There are a lot of kids on TPR, and also a lot of adults who work in a whole range of different and interesting fields. So I was thinking it might be interesting to have a place for people (kids) to ask us (adults) about different careers, and we (adults) will answer you (kids) honestly about stuff. Jobs in the 'real world' are often not what you expect (doesn't mean they're not as good .. just different!), so it might be worth talking about stuff. But not just the kids either .. I love hearing about Jeff Johnson's postal stories, and the adventures of Mel and Rich as teachers - both of those are jobs I'm interested in. So .. don't be shy. The coaster season is over, and another year is drawing to a close. The young ones are closer to entering the work force, and the really young ones are reaching a point where they need to start thinking about future careers. Cameron. PS: I initially thought about resurrecting this thread, but that seemed too general and less advice oriented. However, feel free to merge the two if necessary. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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