So for my thesis, which I have elaborated, it is "Language helps teenagers navigate their comprehension of potential career paths through parental and peer influences in addition to pre-existing expectations for gender specific careers"
For body paragraph one I want to talk about parental influence and how it pressures teens to go into certain career paths
body paragraph two would be the same idea except about peer influence and social interaction
body paragraph three is going to be about gender stereotypes (like boys stereo-typically go into math and science fields instead of girls)
BUT, I need help on deciding what I want to write about.. I was thinking for parental influence to talk about ideas directly derived from parents, and also a teen looking at their dad's profession and wanting to follow in his footsteps, etc. Perhaps reference bring your kids to work day or career day in school.
The same goes for peer influence, perhaps envy is a factor in wanting what materialistic possessions a friend has so you will be interested in their career.
I am in need of other ideas to help broaden my discussion about how parental and peer influence can pressure a teens career path choice.
Thank you very much :)