Your time in high school will go by quicker than you can imagine. Before you know it, you will have to make decisions about work or school.
Plan now for success later. Begin exploring your interests. Would you like to pursue related courses or activities after high school?
- Think about the things you are good at and enjoy doing.
TIP: Use self-assessment tools to help you discover your strengths, interests, and personality type!
- Explore occupations that relate to your strengths and interests.
TIP: You can do the interests exercise in CAREERinsite to help you get some ideas about jobs that you may like!
- Consider choosing challenging courses in school that relate to your strengths, interests, and personality type.
- Begin or update a portfolio for yourself where you can collect and organize your work in a simple package.
TIP: A portfolio will give you a leading edge in an interview because it showcases all your great work!
- Try getting involved in different things so you can discover what you’re good at like volunteering, job shadowing, or joining school teams or clubs.
TIP: Some of these experiences can be added to your portfolio!
- Think about which post–secondary school you want to go to after high school.
TIP: Explore schools and programs to find a post-secondary school that’s right for you!
- Check admission requirements for the post–secondary school you’re considering and work towards meeting those. You can find these requirements by searching your program of choice on Post-Secondary Programs at OCCinfo, checking with your guidance counsellor's office, or on the post–secondary school’s web site.