By: Taylor Carr
Your plans for the future are very important. Whether you’re going to college, joining the military or going straight into the workforce, what you do with your future and how you do it can either positively or negatively impact your life. When planning for your future, remember that there are many factors that can affect your career choices, so you’re always going to need a backup plan.
The Squire interviewed Eisenhower student, Dustin Wolcott, to see what his future plans were.
The Squire: Where have you decided to go to college?
Dustin Wolcott: I have decided to go to college at Jamestown Community College.
TS: Why did you choose this college?
DW: I chose that college because it is closer to home and it is cheaper.
TS: What major are you studying? Why did you choose that major?
DW: I am undecided about my major at the moment, because I don’t know if I’m going to follow in my main choice to become a cop, or study to be a dental hygienist.
The Squire also interviewed Sean Howard, a senior who is going into the military.
The Squire: What made you decide to go into the military?
Sean Howard: I could have a solid background into the career of my choice and to further mature myself.
TS: What branch of the military are you going into?
SH: I want to join the Marine Corps.
TS: What inspired you to join the military?
SH: I would like to serve my country.
Caleb Eyler was also interviewed by The Squire to inquire more about his future path in going straight into the work force after graduation. Caleb has spent several years at the Warren County Career Center, winning many awards through Skills USA, and working this year as a part of a co-op.
The Squire: How has co-op helped you with your training/skills?
Caleb Eyler: I work on the skill everyday with people who have more experience in that skill.
TS: Why did you decide to go into auto-collision?
CE: My brother did it and it sounded like an interesting career to get into.
TS: How is co-op going to help you in the future?
CE: It has made me meet people who I will work with in the future.
As you can see, there are many different paths that one can take after high school for their future. There isn’t one path that works for everybody. Even after choosing which direction you want to go in life, you still might change your mind down the road and decide to make a different decision or decide to go a different route. There is no wrong decision. Your future is yours to decide what you want to do with it, don’t let anyone tell you differently. Underclassman who will be thinking about life after high school in the coming year can see the guidance department for more information about different career and post-secondary options.