Hey there

I have in mind to conduct a work as part of my graduation project (its in about 2.5 years). I dont really know where to start. The only practise I have been doing is sight reading (sometimes with the piece playing at the same time, sometimes only with the score). Are there any other good excercises you would recommend? I thought of maybe buying a baton and some scores on paper to practise while standing and watching myself conduct.

Any recommendations?