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GEAR Up Waco www.gearupwaco.org The 5-Step Personal Essay Writing Guide: “Future Career” Writing about your future career is an excellent way to show colleges and scholarship organizations how you will use your education. College is not your fi nal destination, but a springboard that will help you reach larger goals in life. Colleges and scholarship organizations do not expect you to be 100% certain about your future job. Don’t be afraid to aim high and write about your dream job. STEP 1: Brainstorm Your Future Career You don’t need to be absolutely certain about your career choice. You’re going to write about your dream job and there’s no limit to what this could be. Answer these questions to help you decide what to put in your essay: 1. What is your dream job? _______________________________________________________ 2. What attracts you to this job? ___________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 3. How did you fi rst get interested in this type of work? Did someone in this career inspire you? How? ________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 4. What do you hope to accomplish in this career? _____________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 5. Have you prepared yourself for this career in any way? (e.g., talked to someone in the fi eld, read a book about what it’s like to have such a career, or tried out a workshop or class?) _______ _____________________________________________________________________________ 6. What will you do in college to help prepare you for this career? (You might list a major, classes or activities you’ll pursue.) ________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 7. Have you had any experiences that have helped you learn about this career? (e.g., summer job, internship, job shadowing, etc.) _________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Which of the above questions was the easiest to answer? ______________________________________________________________________ Which question gets you started on the best stories you can tell?
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This note was uploaded on 08/13/2011 for the course FSD 011 taught by Professor Vinh during the Spring '11 term at Beacon FL.

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