Experienced career advisers are available to assist students with:
- discovering their interest, abilities, and values;
- establishing career goals;
- choosing a major which suits their career goals;
- developing short- and long-term career plans to acquire the education, practical work experience and exposure needed to obtain their career goals;
- identifying the required skills within their field of interest;
- developing job search skills and required career documents;
- directing students to resources which will connect them with job shadowing, internships, and employment experiences;
- applying for graduate school.
To assist you in determining a plan of action for developing your short-and long-term plans, the Career Planner Guide is available for your use. Using the Career Planner Guide as a resource, you’re able to identify the actions needed to achieve the education, experience and exposure in today’s job market.
The following inventory tools are used through the Career Development Center to assist you with identifying your interests, abilities, and values:
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an inventory designed to evaluate your personality traits. This inventory is very beneficial to students who are interested in learning more about themselves. We find that personality is key in job satisfaction and career decision making.
- Holland Self-Directed Search (SDS) assists students in determining their interests. Knowing your interests is important to assessing career fit.
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