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If you get a part-time job in retail, particularly for a larger business, you'll get a good on-the-job training opportunity as far as product placement, advertising, sales, etc. Pay attention to how they market their products - do you have an idea how they could improve? If you do, then you may well have a gift for the field and can work your way up into their marketing department. Make sure to try to get employed at a place you respect, with a product you're interested in. Good luck! P.S. Jr. colleges have some very good marketing courses that will teach you a lot of what you need to know, and the professors may be willing to mentor you if you show additional interest. A teacher loves nothing more than helping a student with a desire to learn (I should know, I taught for over 20 years after a successful marketing/management career).