Get Guidance

You have some big decisions to make about your future, but you don't have to do it all on your own. Many people can help with this decision-making process. Don't be afraid to ask for support; that's what your teachers and guidance counselors are there for! Use the checklist below when thinking about a person who might serve as a mentor in a particular field.

NameCareer/FieldJob Title Is this person willing to meet with me? Contact Information

Once you have selected a person who might serve as a professional mentor, you might ask:

  • How did you prepare for your career?
  • What do you think it takes to succeed in the workplace?
  • What has your professional experience been like?
  • How did you prepare for your job in this area?
  • What classes did you take in high school and after high school?
  • How did these classes prepare you for your daily job?
  • What is a typical day like for you at work?
  • What do you enjoy most about your job?
  • What challenges do you face in your work?
  • What should I do next to get the kind of job I want in this field?
  • Which schools might offer programs that interest me?