Growing up, it seems as though adults are always asking kids, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Most of the time, the answers are a little silly – Disney princess, a cowgirl/cowboy, etc. As you get older, people continue to ask, but they start expecting a more realistic answer. It’s definitely okay to not know at the young age of 18 what you want to do with your life; however, it is important to make progress on figuring it out.
While you are earning your undergraduate degree is a great time to explore every avenue that you might be interested in. You may think that you want to be an accountant. However, you may go and shadow an accountant and realize that it is not the right work environment for you. This is just an example, but it applies to just about every job out there.
Most, if not all, undergraduate schools offer graduate and career fairs one or more times a year. This is a time where various job fields, as well as graduate schools, come and give out information to students on their field. Whether you are looking for a job or you are looking to continue your education, these fairs play a crucial role in setting yourself up for success.
Usually at these fairs, you are able to fill out applications, request more information, and network with others who may be in a field that you are interested in. Even if you already think you know exactly what you want to do, attending these fairs can still play a vital role in choosing a career that is best for you.
Each year, our admissions counselors attend these fairs all over the country to give information about the Doctor of Chiropractic program here at Sherman College of Chiropractic. Whether or not you want to be a chiropractor, attending these career fairs can help you explore some of your options all in one place! Be sure to follow us on social media to keep up with our team. You never know, we might just be coming to your school!
Our admissions counselors spend weeks traveling in the spring and fall to these graduate and career fairs to meet students just like you. “It is important to attend grad fairs as an undergraduate student to see what’s out there for your ‘next step,’” says Admissions Counselor Brittany McLean. “We are creatures of habit, so by getting out of your comfort zone and attending fairs to see what’s possible, you could open the door to new opportunities you didn’t know existed.”
While in the moment it may seem like the last thing you want to do, you never know who you are going to meet and what may or may not spark your interest! If you have been considering a career in chiropractic and would like to get in contact with someone from the admissions team, please call 864-578-8770 ext. 760. We hope to see you at a grad fair soon!