If I had realized sooner in high school how much is offered
at the Hamilton Career Center in Oconee County, I would
have taken as many courses in my field there as I could.
I'd recommend that students take advantage of what their
local career centers have to offer. Taking accounting in
my senior year of high school helped me know that I wanted
to work in accounting, and--with all the computer work my
job requires--knowing computer applications and how to use
a keyboard is very important.
I feel like English was one of the most important courses
I took in high school to help prepare me for my career.
One year, I had a great teacher who taught me how to analyze
stories--how to break them down and think about them. Today,
I still use what I learned in her class when I'm analyzing
computations in my bookkeeping--figuring out where a number
came from, or how it was derived. As for foreign languages,
the region I work in has a growing Hispanic population;
so, taking Spanish might be a good idea for anyone interested
in working here.