What Do You Want to Be?
o you see yourself as the next great American inventor? Maybe you’re thinking about becoming a lawyer, an architect, a filmmaker or a photographer. There are as many career options out there as there are stars in the sky, so when it comes to your future — think big! You may change your mind about a career as you get older, but it’s important to have information about all types of careers as early in life as possible. Whatever you want to do, education beyond high school can help you make the most of your life. You can find information on all types of careers, and the education and training needed for each, at the websites listed below. You can explore other resources, or talk with someone who does this type of work, to find out even more about what you want to be. After you’ve researched the career you’re interested in, follow the instructions for writing an essay.
The essay should be 200 to 300 words. (That’s about as long as these instructions, without the websites listed below.) Be creative — make up your own title. Include your name. Tell us what career is of interest to you and why. What type of education or training will you need for the career? What are the opportunities for this type of work in the future? Tell us what steps you took to learn about this career. Don’t forget to pay attention to spelling and grammar while writing the essay.
You can also view these instructions and the websites below at www.MatchThePromise.org. (Your parents can find information on essay scoring criteria on Page 5 of the Description and Application Instructions.)
Dream big! The future is waiting for you.
Helpful Career Websites
Explore occupations and industries to plan your future. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration....