Growing up: an i-search project essay, what are some career possibilities? This essay is about becoming a webmaster.

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Growing Up

I have always wanted to be an actress, I never even considered anything else. Lately though, I have realized how important it is to have other choices, so I have been exploring colleges, jobs, and my future a lot. I first chose to do my project on talent agents, however, I was unable to find anyone to interview. Also the business letter I sent out came back, so they must have gone out of business. Those two things tell me something about that career, one thing is that many talent agents may be too busy to do other things, and the other is that it may be a hard job to keep. Neither of these sound very good to me.

I decided to go with my second choice, which is web design. I like making my own homepages, but someday I would like to make a real website.

If I could get paid for doing this, then why not? I know a little about html and javascript already, and I also know about the background source of a page and how to change it. I did not know too much about the actual job itself though, before I started my project.

Since I "changed careers", I had to find someone quickly to interview. I was trying to think of ways to find someone, then it hit me. It was right in front of me, almost everyday, every website is made by a webmaster. Some websites have links so the webmaster can be emailed, and I sent an email asking several webmasters about doing an interview. Two people responded the very next day, and both also responded quickly to my questions.

The answers to my interview questions sort of surprised me. I figured it would be a rewarding...