To decide if a career in higher education might be for you schedule meetings with different administrators on campus whose jobs seem interesting, think about the experiences you want to gain as an undergraduate, starting doing research:

  1. Informational interviews – Talk to an admissions counselor, your financial aid advisor, a person who works at the help desk. These people will be pleasantly surprised that you are asking them about their responsibilities and how they got their jobs.
  2. Institutions in the area where you want to live – You might be thinking about moving across country, or staying close to home. Start exploring the types of colleges and universities that are in an area where you want to live.
  3. Are you interested in attending graduate school or working right after college? Or are you interested in doing both? Some colleges will offer free tuition as a benefit while you work at that particular school.