If you’re in high school, you might not be thinking about graduation just yet, but trust us, the big day will get here sooner than you think! Preparing for a career after high school should happen while you’re still in school. So how can you prep for a career after graduation? Check out these tips.
Study, Study, Study
It seems obvious, but studying is the best way you can prepare for a career. When you study and do your homework, you’re learning time management skills, problem solving and perseverance. And those are skills you’ll definitely need once you start working. You never stop learning, even when you get a job. For example, continuing education is super important at salons. The industry is always changing, so cosmetologists need to study and stay up-to-date.
Join Clubs and Organizations
Clubs are a great way to make friends and hang out with like-minded people. But they also teach you how to work with other people, and that’s a must when you start your career. To be successful in whatever career you choose, you need to know how to work with others and manage groups. That’s why if you have the chance to take a leadership role in a club, you should go for it! The skills you learn will come in handy when you start working.
Visit College Fairs
You know those college fairs you hear about all the time? You should really go to them! They are a great way to figure our which colleges offer programs that fit your career goals. Four year universities aren’t the only ones at college fairs, so if you’re looking for non-traditional schools, you should still go! VICI Beauty School, for example, loves attending college fairs, and we visit high schools to teach students about cosmetology. No matter the kind of school or career you’re interested in, you should check out college fairs.
Do you know what you want to do after graduation? Start your career at VICI Beauty School! If you’re curious about all the careers available in beauty school, check out 10 Amazing Careers in the Beauty Industry. Or take our fun cosmetology definitions quiz to see how much you already know about this industry.