Take the Plunge
Whether you are fresh out of high school, a mature student, or thinking of a second career, now is the time! It is important to always keep your internal needs at the forefront of any decision you make. What it all boils down to is: This is your life. You are the driver of your own race car, captain of your own ship, pilot of your own plane, leader of your own pack… Ok, I think you get it now.
It’s ok to be a little greedy when it comes to your educational needs. Education will be the platform that will help you obtain a successful, prosperous career. Your job is something that you will be doing eight hours a day until you retire! You have to love what you do, feel inspired, feel motivated and most importantly be happy. When you are happy in your career, all other aspects of your life will balance out including personal, social, and financial.
If you’re in a rut, and have a specific passion for something whether it is music, photography, blogging, working with your hands, fixing things, or you just simply have an analytical mindset, Take the plunge!
Maria Tsotsos, a former graduate of the Centennial College Automotive Service Technician Pre-Apprenticeship; took the risk of not only switching careers but industries. She had a passion for cars but found herself leading a career in the financial/banking industry. “I was earning a reasonable income…but it was no longer rewarding.” Says Maria. “If I didn’t do it then, I figured I never would.” Maria shows us that great risks bear great rewards.
If you have yet to discover your passion, talents, and interests there are several sites that will allow you to unlock your inner self and personality. VALS is a great tool available to aid in determining the type of motivation that makes you tick. You can categorize yourself into several categories including innovators, thinkers, achievers, experiences, believers, strivers, makers and survivors.
If you’re looking to find what type of Career best suits you, take the What Career Is Right For Me Survey. This tool will help steer you in the right direction.
Centennial College offers a wide array of programs for you to make that jump today. Remember it’s your life, take risks, make mistakes, and consider every obstacle a learning experience.
By Chris Perreira Jardine