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Choices

Volunteer

Local

Full time with stipend?, Investigate City Year anywhere within US - call for information, Where go?, What benefits?, Pay and other compensation, What kind of people participate

Part-time for experiences with new things, Cook in soup kitchen, Nature work at any state park, Office work, Guide at museums, driver for organizations, etc.

City Year in Ohio or NH, where?, what kinds of jobs/volunteering is it?, how many others in program at a given location/job?, what kind of people are there?, how long is the commitment? what if I want to leave early?

Away

Foreign, Research any available?, Gov't sites, Lg non-profits i.e. Red Cross, etc. Peace Corps

in US, City Year, Earn Colleg $$, Live someplace new, Help people

Go on college visits

Go see what different places are like

Find any exploratory offerings within driving distance that are free at any colleges to check out different topics/majors

Find college that offers aptitude and/or career counseling for ideas and help

Research Interim

Talk with someone at organization

would any other kids be there?

how does the program work - cost, travel, training

what did other do after they finished a program?

what do you actually do when you are at a program

what if you get there and don't like it? can you end early or what? will anyone else be there who is also in the program?

Talk with someone who as done an interim assignment

Select a couple areas of interest and get direction about how to research it

Get a job

Take a break of studying

Get a job that offers tuition reimbursement

Investigate military options

Schools

part-time

full-time

Can I just go and try different types of majors? How will that work?

Which college offers stuff that might be good?, based on location, based on cost, based on how easy or hard to get into, based on length of program, based on schedule (days, nights, parttime, etc.), based on general major offerings (mostly arts, mostly business, mostly technical, mostly health related, etc.), based on how hard or difficult I think it will be and what I want in that way

Technical, Arts, Business, or Vocational colleges

What majors do they offer different from liberal arts colleges?

What is the cost and time for programs?

Any exploratory sessions to learn more about what they offer?

Careers?

talk to experts

career counselors at colleges

Job shadow anyone who will do it

volunteer in different environments

search for seminars

purpose to make calls or talk with people in different fields of work

Try some totally different jobs, even if just entry level that put you in different work environments

self-examination

get books with questionaires, "What color is your Parachutte", a classic on the subject, Life goal setting books, "Strengths Finder 2.0" book with code for online interest and aptitude test - $20

make lists, Use Who am I mindmap to get started, ask other who know you and you respect what they could see you doing