YOUR DREAM JOB AWAITS
This is the career advice your school didn't teach you.
"It was like shadowing someone at work without actually having to go to their work."
Would you like to know what work will be like BEFORE you choose a college, trade school, or first job?
Why is job exposure important?
Because interests are different than careers!
One of the biggest misconceptions out there when it comes to choosing a major or trade school is that studying what you are interested in is the way to go.
This is a very, very sneaky trap that many people fall into. You have an interest and you go down a path towards a career around that interest.
But then one day you start to see what the jobs are like in that field. You quickly realize that even though you still have your interest, this sort of work is NOT what you signed up for!
job documentary noun
Definition of job documentary
1: A series of interviews and video combined to create a second hand experience of what a job is like. Content typically consists of education actually needed, what that education was like, what day to day work is like, daily tasks and responsibilities, best and worst parts of the job, advice for those interested in pursuing the same type of career, and much more!
2: (alt) Job Shadowing from home
A small sample of the documentaries currently in our library... with more added every month!
What do real students think about Career Conversations?
The documentaries were helpful to me. They gave me a better idea of what it was actually working like in those fields. They we're very informative. I was interested in Marketing but it helped me to realize that's not something I actually wanted to do since it's not what I thought it was.
High School Class of 2022
Walking through the different schedules of people in different jobs helped break down what it is exactly that I'd be getting into if I majored in fields like that. Watching these documentaries helped me think more about the job I want after college, instead of just thinking about majors.
High School Class of 2021
Career Conversations was a big help in deciding what I want to do in the future. Watching these (documentaries) was kind of like shadowing somebody, without actually going to their work and following them around all day.
High School Class of 2021
Why are job documentaries the way to go?
Isn't that what internships are for?
Absolutely! And internships are actually great experiences. They give you that real world experience that can tell you that what the job field is like.
The only problem is that most internships are only available to students in their sophomore, junior, or senior years of college usually after they have chosen a major. Also, most students typically only do 1-2 internships max!
Why not get exposed to a bunch of different work before choosing a college or a major?
Our mission is to help people feel confident in their career decisions by providing real, usable information obtained from people that have been through it all already. We also strive to provide supplemental material that provides "real world" type of knowledge that people will actually use in their professional lives as well as in their personal lives.