That’s what Girls Know How wanted to know as we celebrated Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2018. Meet three of the people who shared their terrific stories:
Julia Sherwin is a working mother of two daughters and a son. She told us about Camille, her 10-year-old, who aspires to become a veterinarian. “Camille feeds, plays with and sometimes even bathes our two dogs, Teddy and Thor,” explains Julia. “Right now, she is trying to make a case for adding another pet to the family, a turtle she intends to name Gus.”
Camille says she wants to be a veterinarian because she loves animals and wants to take care of them. She really wants to take care of exotic/zoo animals, like pandas, lemurs and giraffes, but definitely not lions or tigers!
Her advice to her peers: Focus on your goals and do your best to succeed.
Catherine Mongelli Scholl is a former teacher, who is now the Library Media Specialist/ESL Specialist at Sacred Heart Academy in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
“When I was turning 50, nearly 15 years ago, I was working as an assistant to the head of a private school. I thought about what I might want to do with the rest of my life. Our school had recently completed a lovely new library and it occurred to me that I could be a librarian. I checked into online library science programs and decided on one that I would like to apply to. A short time later, I went into the head of school’s office and said, I finally know what I want to be when I grow up, a librarian! I asked her for a recommendation to enroll in a masters of library science program and the rest is history!
Her advice to young people: Don’t be to not be afraid to try something new… a new class, a new sport, a new craft, anything that interests you. You are never really too young or too old to learn and do something new!
As a youngster, Alberti Popaj wanted to be a pop singer, and he followed his dream to become a pop star sensation in Albania. Today, he rocks his all-around style as a Program Host on QVC!
His advice to young people: Study hard and don’t procrastinate.
No matter what your age, remember that career planning is a long-term process, not an event,” says Ellen Langas, author of the Girls Know How book series. The fictional chapter series is suited for kids ages 7 – 12 and was designed to encourage young readers to explore the careers of their dreams. Girls Know How books are available at QVC.com. Girls Know How donated one book for every set ordered throughout the month of May in honor of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work.
“With hard work, encouragement and the example of positive role models, all kids really can achieve the career of their dreams when they grow up!” says Langas.
Tell us what you want (or wanted) to be when you grow up. We will send signed Girls Know How books to 3 individuals selected at random from those who share their stories.