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1 Career Services Baker University Center Office of Career Services Division of Student Affairs Creating Community, Cultivating Leaders

2 Career Exploration 1.Self-Assessment 2.Identify & Research Options 3.Get Experience 4.Develop your Action Plan

3 Values SkillsInterest The Elements of Self-Assessment YOUR IDEAL CAREER

4 Holland Code Set of personality types that argues that choice of career is an expression of personality. Six factor typology can be used to describe persons and work environments

5 Self-Assessment Personality Types and Types of Work Environments Realistic Investigative Artistic Social Enterprising Conventional

6 Holland Party Game

7 Holland Personality Types Realistic (R) Enjoy working with your hands and things, mechanically inclined, physical, tool-oriented, is practical, persistent, adventurous, self-reliant Investigative (I) Enjoy working with theory and information, is analytical, intellectual, scientific, independent, curious, reserved, rational, non-conforming Artistic (A) Enjoys beauty, unstructured activities, variety, sounds, textures, is non-conforming, original, independent, chaotic, creative Social (S) Uses feelings, words, and ideas to work with people Motivated to help and empower, is supporting, helping, healing/nurturing, Enterprising (E) Enjoys competitive environments, leading, persuading, selling, dominating, promoting, power and excitement Conventional Pays perfect attention to detail, is orderly, organizing, and accurate described as practical, conscientious, precise and systematic Descriptions of “Tables”

8 Holland Party Game: Table Choice One Join the table that matches the letter of your number one choice. Share why you chose this personality type. Discuss possible majors that would match this personality type and why.

9 Holland Party Game: Table Choice Two Join the table that matches the letter of your number two choice. Share why you chose this personality type. Discuss possible majors that would match this personality type and why.

10 FOCUS Self-Assessment Inventory The FOCUS follows the same principles as the Holland Codes. Did your focus results yield similar results to this activity?

11 What does this mean? It is important to remember that there is usually no “moment of revelation” regarding the perfect major or the perfect career for you. In fact, there is no single major or career which is the best for you—each of us has abilities which can be applied to a wide variety of career fields. Most of us will work for approximately 10 different employers during our lifetime, have at least three or four different careers, and spend an average of 3.5 years in each position.

12 High school geography teacher MTV program developer Bond trader on Wall Street Special prosecutor, DA’s office Foreign Service Officer Republican National Committee PR staff Psychotherapist Minister, single adult programs Veterinarian Latin teacher Cartoonist Teaching ESL in Korea Editor, major publishing house Government Religion Asian American Studies Art Classics/Archaeology Dramatic Arts English Government Economics French and Spanish Psychology Chemistry Geography Art Asian American Studies Chemistry Classics/Archaeology Dramatic Arts Economics English French and Spanish Geography Government Psychology Religion Adapted from: Brooks, K. (2009). You majored in what? Mapping your path from chaos to career. New York: Penguin Group Inc.

13 Major = Career...IF you gain experience and get involved!

14  Major and Career Advising  Job Search Assistance  Career Resource Center  Seminars  Mock Interviews  FOCUS Assessment  OCIS Database  Bobcat CareerLink  Career Fairs and Special Events  Web site with links and information  Walk-in or scheduled appointments with a counselor

15 Career Exploration 1.Self-Exploration 2.Identify & Research Options 3.Get Experience 4.Develop your Action Plan

16 Tour of Career Resource Center


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