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Helping Teens Find Their Path

April 8th, 2015

April 7, 2015 9:59 p.m. ET

Q: My 17-year-old nephew doesn’t know what he wants to do in life. His parents are open to his attending college or a trade school, but they’re worried about his lack of focus. Can you recommend career fairs?

A: Counselors at your nephew’s high school should be able to refer him to any career fairs in his area, but attending isn’t likely to help much unless he has goals or questions in mind, says Jane Shropshire, a Lexington, Ky., educational consultant.

Many students his age need more time to find “a path that truly allows them to apply their gifts and talents to a career they’ll love,” Ms. Shropshire says. “At 17, those gifts and talents are still developing.”

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