Think About the Future: Put a Professions Page in Your Yearbook

No matter what age a student, from pre-k to senior year, they have in their heads an important question: what do I want to be when I grow up? For the younger student, this is usually an abstraction: astronaut, basketball player, scientist. For seniors, it becomes more of a reality even if the answer is still an astronaut, basketball player, or scientist. Thinking about what you want to be is one of the hallmarks of growing up, and it is fun to have that immortalized in a yearbook — a tracing of the passions of the students during that year.

Having this page in your yearbook every year also serves as a great snapshot of what compelled your students each year. Looking back, students will be surprised that they wanted to be a doctor when they were a freshman, while by senior year they were all about being a writer. It’s a great snapshot of a developing person.

Formulate a student survey that goes out to all students in your school. Instead of feeding your students certain professions that they can choose from in a multiple choice format, allow for students to submit their answers to the poll by coming up with their own unique reply. Have students submit their answers anonymously and create a fun graph outlining them. You’ll be amazed at the diversity of their answers!

When you’re ready to start compiling your yearbook, be sure to request a free trial of our software and see how using Treering can transform and simplify the process of creating your yearbook!

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