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Career Exploration

"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them." --George Bernard Shaw

Your career will not come to you--you must take the initiative to explore, research, and experience those areas you believe you may be interested in. Only then will you be sure of what path to take. To help students make good decisions and secure positions we offer a range of counseling services, experiential programs, topical workshops and focused recruiting programs.  The first steps typically include Self-Assessment, Exploring Majors, and Occupational research.

Self-Assessment & Exploring Majors

Self-assessment is the process of exploring WHO you really are in terms of your interests, values, skills, and abilities. Self-assessment and goal-setting are very important to the job search. They keep you focused, but most importantly, help you to be ready to grab an opportunity when it arises. Once you recognize your personal qualities, you can then begin to develop your short-term and long-term goals. By using the self-assessment tools in this section, you can better identify your skills, strengths, and interests. Be sure to contact the CDO to set up an appointment to discuss your assessment results with a career counselor.

FOCUS Career Assessment FOCUS is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool for use by college students. It will enable you to self-assess your career relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and major areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results. Students who use FOCUS make better decisions about their goals and plans and learn how to self-manage their careers. Use FOCUS to help you choose or change your major and also to verify your preferences or early choice of a career field. Returning users, click HERE to log in. New users, click HERE to create an account. Use "pioneers" for your access code.

Myers-BriggsType Indicator (MBTI) The purpose of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) personality inventory is to make the theory of psychological types described by C. G. Jung understandable and useful in people's lives. The essence of the theory is that much seemingly random variation in the behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences in the ways individuals prefer to use their perception and judgment. We offer the MBTI here in the Career Development Office. Contact us for more info.

Occupational Research