What do you do for a living? Or what do you want to be when you're through with school? At least in the culture where most of us live, those questions are among the first you may ask or be asked upon getting to know someone. If you're asked the same question in Spanish, our lesson on Spanish words for occupations may help you come up with the answer.
Also, keep in mind that, as explained in our lesson on omitting the indefinite article, when you're saying something like "I am a student" in Spanish, you don't need to translate the "a": Soy estudiante.