Choosing a Career
Many people think that there is a test out there that will tell them what is the best career for them. Unfortunately, that is just not true. What is available are different types of assessments that can help you get to know yourself better and help you explore careers that might be a good fit for you. If you are undecided about your major or a career path, taking an assessment or participating in a career decision making workshop can be a great way to begin the decision making process.
Do What You Are
This is a quick personality-based quiz. It serves as an introduction to personality-based assessment. The Career Center has career reports available based on your four-letter code. If your results leave you wanting to know more, see Sara Garska (E-114) for more information.
Perfect Ten is an interactive and fun workshop that allows students to identify and name their skills, values, and interests. The workshop goes a step further by using small groups to create an experience where students leave with a list of potential next-step jobs, careers, and dream jobs. This workshop is provided each semester to students enrolled in Learning Frameworks, PSYC 1300.
These are some of my favorite online resources.
Career One Stop
The ultimate road trip to success. This web site is the result of a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to provide information on in-demand occupations along with the skills and education needed to attain those jobs.
The O*NET system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations. The O*NET database houses this data and O*NET OnLine provides easy access to that information.
Occupational Outlook Quarterly
Occupational Outlook Quarterly provides practical information on jobs and careers. Articles are written in straightforward, non-technical language and cover a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.