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Career Planning Information and Guidance—mapping out your future direction
Students often find that declaring a major or deciding on a career field is quite difficult. There are so many interesting choices in the world of work today that it is difficult to choose just one. The Career Services Office offers the opportunity to do some career exploration and planning using standard tools of the trade (inventories) and one-on-one career planning counseling.
Inventories assist the student in determining strengths, weaknesses, values, and most all, interests. Once interest, values, and skills are identified, the field of study can be explored that would best fit the student’s profile. Some of those fields of study can be explored by using:
Students wishing to determine their interests and strengths and/or validate their choices are welcome to make an appointment with the Career Services Office for evaluation and counseling.
Holland’s Self-Directed Search: This online inventory can be finished in 20-30 minutes. Once scored, a session with Career Services will explain the R,A,I,S,C,E letters and provide some direction on how to learn more about careers that fit the SDS Profile. The online version is available for $4.95. Talk with Career Services about payment options.
Graduate School Exploration
Those considering graduate study are encouraged to visit the Career Center early to develop an action plan for their future as well. Assistance and guidance to help in preparing for entrance exams, exploring programs and institutions, and the application process is available.