Do you remember filling out venn diagrams in elementary and middle school? You drew two or three circles that overlapped partially and then listed the similarities of each item, such as a story character, in the overlapping space. It might seem unusual, but a venn diagram just might help you find a major or a career now.
I recently attend an informational presentation about an advertising and marketing company. While the representative from the company went through the standard who we are, what we do, apply for our internship program routine; he also gave those of us attending some advice on finding a career we would love.
The representative referred to the book Good to Great by Jim Collins. In the book, Collins says there are three questions that you must ask yourself.
1. What do I love to do?
2. What is in my DNA?
3. What will someone pay me to do?
Now here’s where the venn diagram comes in. Plug each question into a venn diagram…and answer the questions about yourself.1. What do you love to do? It doesn’t have to be career related necessarily, just think of things you enjoy doing...learn, watch K-State, anything outside if it's warm, design, help others, bake, being crafty, spend time with family
2. What’s in your DNA? Or in other words, what comes naturally to you. Maybe you’re awesome at math or maybe you do not mind speaking in front of a crowd…it can be anything! creativity, writing, design, detail oriented
3. What will someone pay you to do? Here is where actual careers come in. Think of different jobs that interest you. advertising, marketing, public relations, journalism