Your college years can lead to an exciting career full of adventure if you choose wisely. You do not have to get stuck in an office cubicle. Follow your passions to a career that provides new experiences, adventures, and a hearty adrenaline rush. Here are four potential careers you can pursue right after college graduation.
Plan ahead a bit if you want to enter the investigative field. To enter it right after graduation with your journalism degree, you’ll need to choose the right courses, work at your school’s newspaper, and land at one internship at a professional publication before graduation. You will probably land a job at the obituaries desk starting out at any newspaper. If you show initiative and write well, this can transition to a position at the general assignment desk. You can turn any suitable assignment into an investigative piece. You need superior research and writing skills plus the ability to self-edit, fierce tenacity, and fearless interview tactics.
Adventure-philes can also utilize their skills and passions to succeed as travel agents. Getting started as a travel agent is relatively easy. You need a high school diploma or GED plus coursework at a junior college or a professional school. You’ll need to find a travel agency that offers on-the-job training. You’ll need to join the American Society of Travel Agents, an industry organization. You need superior organizational skills, computer savvy, geography knowledge, and communication skills.
You can combine your fitness and adventurous spirit as a firefighter. Plan ahead in college for this career as well. You’ll need to work as a volunteer firefighter before landing a paid position. You also need CPR certification. Many successful firefighters obtain certification as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) while in college. This experience leads to better positions them on a fire suppression team.
Working as a translator lets you use your language skills and gives you adventure after adventure. As a traveling translator, you accompany business people, researchers, and science teams on foreign trips where you translate written materials and work as a go-between for the traveler and the native peoples. You need a degree in the language you translate, such as Italian or Spanish.
You can live an adventure every day if you choose the right career. These are four careers you can enter right after college. Start planning your coursework today to prepare for these fun careers.
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