“You can steer yourself any direction you choose,” according to Dr. Seuss. The problem, for many students, is that they have no idea how to set themselves on course. Fortunately, the summer will soon be here and freedom from an academic schedule provides the perfect opportunity for students to immerse themselves in some area of passion that may ultimately steer them towards their ideal career.
No student is too young to pursue an area of interest. I recall having a love for writing as far back as the first grade, and I often wrote to my favorite authors and other people of interest. I even wrote to President John F. Kennedy to let him know that I was going to have my tonsils removed. (I thought he would want to know and, yes, I did receive a “get well” card from the White House!)