SPACE TRAVEL - CAREER SNAPSHOT
ONE PERSON'S JOURNEY FOLLOWING THEIR PASSION INTO SPACE TRAVEL
Meet Kate Rubins, PhD, NASA Astronaut
Getting a PhD in cancer biology may not seem like a step towards becoming an astronaut, but for Kate Rubins, it turned out to be a step in the right direction. In this "Moment with Kate Rubins" video, Rubins shares her story behind her passion for viruses and her unconventional educational path to becoming a NASA astronaut. As a kid, Kate says she wanted to be an astronaut, a biologist, and a geologist. She thought you could do all of those three careers at the same time. Maybe not all but she has done two! Kate's passion for science led her to a successful career pathway.
Real World Insight
Space Travel - Career Pathway Questions to Consider - Step #20
Your post-voyage reflection:
Have you taken some key high school courses you need to get yourself started on the pathway?
Which summer activity are you eager to pursue in order to validate your interest in this career field?
What “Lifelong” learning pathways will you take upon leaving high school? You can choose among full-time employment, apprenticeships, armed services and post-secondary education, which are all sound choices.
If you choose a college pathway, what major and courses would you choose to study at a two-year or four-year college?
What other activities are you eager to explore to increase your success chances of entering the field of employment after completion of high school or college?
When ready, what type of full-time employment opportunities will you choose?
If relevant, which apprenticeship program(s) would you join for on-the-job training leading to full-time employment?
If you are interested in the military's “FREE” education and training in a field you would like to pursue, which military service would you consider and why?
Did you enjoy this career pathway adventure?
Would you like to try another pathway?
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