Let me tell you about Chana*..
Chana had just completed her B.A. in psychology when she came in for an appointment. She was ready to go for a masters and wanted some advice.
The trouble was, after evaluating her strengths, interest and salary hopes, we realized the perfect field for her would be speech therapy.
But the thought of adding on more prereqs to get into a Speech program filled her with dread. It’s a shame she didn’t complete her prereqs while getting her undergrad.
On the flip side…
David* came to me right before he left to yeshiva in Israel. We crystallized a medical career would be a perfect fit for him.
We discussed how he could leverage his yeshiva year to create an impressive resume, filled with hands-on experience that would help him get into medical school.
I told him to volunteer. For Hatzalah, Yad Sarah, at hospitals visiting the sick…anything that deals with illness and medical issues.
He’s all set to do that. And once he’s back, he’ll be ahead of the game and have a higher chance of getting accepted into a program…all because he was proactive well before he applied for medical school.
The difference between Chana and David is stark.
It’s so smart to take the time to clarify:
- What you truly want to do
- What the best roadmap is to get there
- What you can do today to best prepare for the journey
It can be the difference between years of schooling for an ill-suited field (only to start over) vs entering a well-suited career with curated experience.
Get a head start on experience, and it’ll be right there for you when you need it most.