Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Yep, we’ve all heard that one. As a kid, it was the question you always knew your relatives were going to ask. And you probably had a really good answer—maybe even something like a princess or a ninja (because come on, who didn't want to be something cool like that). But as you got older, this question became much more real. And to be honest, it can be challenging to know what you want to do for the rest of your life. So how exactly are you supposed to start planning for your future career when you're still in high school?

Believe it or not, high school is actually the perfect time to start thinking about your future. While it may seem a bit early, taking classes or joining clubs you are interested in now will help you greatly after graduation—especially when it comes time to decide if you still really want to be an engineer after taking a super-challenging physics course. Even just taking time to get to know yourself and what you’re truly interested in will really pay off in the long run. Sure, being a princess or a ninja might be a little out of reach, but when you plan ahead, you're certain to find another fairy-tale career.