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You are going through some very normal concerns. With good planning and good networking, you can make some real meaningful progress.
Please let me where you are going to school, what your major might be, why you chose it, and who might you know who is doing what you think that you want to do. Also, what is it you want to do in your career and why?
I am enclosing a link to my career advice blog, which was put together by the people at Career Village. Please review it, as it is a good way to become familiar with what I have learned over the years and through my teaching and coaching many people have had much success.
I would like to work with you as your mentor.
Looking forward to working with you to help you to reach fulfilment!
My first suggestion is to determine what it means to be successful.
Success means different things to different people. Some equate success to wealth, some to power, and some to fulfillment.
Second; the Princeton Review has a terrific website that could give you some good ideas.
Click the "college" tab.
Then look for the career search heading. They also a 5 minute career quiz.
Best of luck on your journey.
The path to success is simply in aligning what you are good at and what you enjoy doing. The best first step would be to make a list of what things you are good at, and another list of things that you enjoy. Start to think about where the two lists overlap, and hopefully that will give you some ideas for what kind of work you should be doing. If your interest is in business specifically, there are many different paths to take ("business" itself is a bit broad).
It may seem like there is a secret "path to success," like the most successful people in the world must have X degree or work in Y job, but that is definitely not the case, and I would encourage you to not think of it that way. In truth, the most successful people are more in tune with themselves--with finding a career that best meshes their abilities and their passions. If you are good at something and you love doing it, you will be successful, whether you are a scientist or a marketer or an accountant or an entrepreneur. And you will be happy, which is the greatest success of all.
For example, I found overlap in my abilities and passions in the following areas:
-understanding psychological motivations/behaviors
-building business strategy
-listening to people
Thus, I found a great career for myself in market research.
Again, take some time to reflect on what you enjoy and what are your best skills, and the answer will be there. Many people spend half of their careers trying to get there, so don't worry if you can't find it immediately.
I will take the myers briggs test.
I would say the first step is to know your interests, talents and passions you have in your everyday life. Then see if these talents have a market value and how they can be used either to start your own business or join a business of your interest. Then eventually you will be able to decide if you want to be an entrepreneur or a business manager.
Marketing or international business. You should first find out your strengths and weaknesses (take a myers briggs test or ask friends) to know where you stand.
What are you interested in? The most successful careers involve things that interest you.
The choice is all about you. Happiness in your career is the most important thing.