Choosing a profession is not a walk in a park, it’s a decision that takes time and commitment, but senior Arlyssa Cavazos has decided what her future holds.
“I chose something that I really wanted to do,” Cavazos said, “I chose to enter sign language because [I knew] it was something I would never get bored of.”
Inspiration for a profession can begin even before college, especially for Cavazos who entered into American Sign Language as a freshman in high school.
“Signing for deaf kids [convinced] me that sign language is my passion,” Cavazos said, “I enrolled in a pre-deaf education course at San Antonio Colleges so I can transfer over to Stephen F. Austin University.”
This sort of course is considered a specialized program, meaning that it is geared towards a certain profession with classes associated with it.
“Specialized programs help you to know what you want to do and you won’t have to take classes that you don’t need,” senior Anissa Pena said.
Trade schools, schools that only specialize in a certain profession, are scattered throughout the country, with jobs that range from nurses to mechanics.
Trade schools can work around many student’s schedules, as well as offering many course online.