If you are a parent of a child who is showing an interest in Esports as a career, you might have some questions about what that means. While video games have been around for decades, Esports as an industry is relatively new. Whether you are fully on-board with your child pursuing Esports or are a little apprehensive, there are a few things that can help you understand the industry a little more and help guide your child along their path.
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There are a lot of articles about what values parents should instill in their children in order to help them achieve an entrepreneurial mindset. While most of this advice is sound, such as teaching your kids risk/reward, allowing them to learn from their failures, and modeling hard work, many of these are overarching parental philosophies that can ring hollow – they sound great, but exactly what does this mean on the ground?
Let’s say that you are a high school student with a passion; something you love so much you think you might want to pursue it as a career. But, you want to find out if the reality matches up with the dream. Finding an internship in this field is a fantastic way to see if you want to gain knowledge and experience; doing it as high school student can also help you make a more informed decision about what college to attend or even what college major you may complete in the future. Even if you have no idea what you want to do, a high school internship can be a great way to start exploring career options.
Cooperative learning can include varied settings and formats, but we are going to use it to broadly cover interactive group activities – namely, those in which groups of students work together to solve problems.
If you are picturing a free-for-all setting, like Lord of the Flies, don’t worry. Good teachers remain engaged throughout the process to keep an eye on the work and offer feedback on individual and group performance. Offering clear expectations and guidelines early on will allow students to understand the boundaries and allow more freedom and autonomy to explore the problems inside of these parameters.
A lot of people talk about the importance of networking to land your dream job, which is great. However, not enough people discuss proactively building your network as early as possible, long before you are even thinking about taking your first job. This can have a huge upside. Getting into a good school and landing a great internship, for example, are both much easier with connections in place and will help you land your dream job down the road.
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