As your child beings to develop career awareness, variety and exposure is the key. Take them on field trips to see jobs in actions. Help your child see how their specific interests can lead to a variety of career paths. Encourage them to explore their strengths, interests, and values. This will boost awareness of careers outside their immediate family, and help them see the link between the skills they are learning at school and a successful future. Two great websites to explore are U.S. Government Information and Resources and Virginia Career View. Students and parents can discover career paths they didn’t even know existed!