What Can I Do With My Major???????

Report
Getting Started:
Discover Your Career Interests
Presented by: Patty Dang, M.S.
Career Development Services Counselor
Learning Outcomes
• Describe the three types of career
assessments available to CI Students.
• Identify where you are in the 5 stages of the
career development process.
• Analyze how your personality, skills, values
and interests connect to your career
development.
Agenda
Career Development
Process
• 5 Stages
• Non-linear
process
• Stages recycle
depending on the
person
• Focus on selfdiscovery/explora
tion
What Are Career
Assessments?
How Do Assessments
Help?
• Inventory your
• Connect
personality, values,
personality
skills and interests
• Personality Inventory
values, skills and
(MBTI)
interests into
• Values (Eureka &
majors or careers
Career Cruising)
• Skills (Eureka &
• Clarifies your
Career Cruising
decision-making
• Interests (Eureka &
Career Cruising
process
• What do I like to do
vs. what I’m good at
Career Development Process
SelfDiscovery
Career
Research
•Who Am I?
• Career
•What is
Exploration
important to
• Understand
me?
multiple
•What do I
career
value more?
pathways
•Do my
• Review job
personal
descriptions
interests relate
to careers?
•How do I get
help?
Design Your
Career Plan
Experience
Your Field
Launch Your
Career
• Short-term
goals?
• Meet with a
Career
Counselor
• DecisionMaking
• Creating a
timeline
• Internships
• Gain handson work
experience
and skills
• Relationship
Building
• Job search
strategies
• Proactive job
search
strategies
• Networking
• Update
resume and
cover letter
• Practice
Mock
Interviews
• Salary
Negotiations
Self Discovery
• What is important to me in the world of work?
• How do my personality, values, interests, skills,
match with my career interests?
• What is more valuable to me?
• Use Career Assessment to explore personality,
values interests and skills
• What classes do I like?
• Speak with a Career Counselor or Academic
Advisor
Career Research
• Conduct career exploration using multiple
sources (bls.gov, eurkea, career cruising)
• Understand multiple career pathways (salary
information, educational preparation, training,
experience, and industry trends)
• Review job descriptions to improve your
understanding of the skills and experience
required by employers
• Request an informational interview with a
professional related to your career interest
Career Planning
•
•
•
•
Develop short-term and long-term goals
Writing down goals and plans
Work with a Career Counselor
Narrow down to 3 specific job types or
industries
• Creating a timeline (getting internship,
completing resume & cover letter, prepare for
mock-interview)
Experience Your Field
• Obtain a job or an internship related to your career
interests
• Gain hands-on work experience and skills
• Build relationships with employers and mentors
(faculty, career counselor, academic advisor,
supervisor)
• Build job search strategies (networking, career
workshops, employer panels, career fairs)
Launch Your Career
• Build and develop proactive job search strategies
• Continue to network with friends, family, faculty,
staff, mentors, supervisors
• Continue to update resume and cover letter regularly
(every few months)
• Practice Mock Interviews, Salary Negotiations,
professional development, staying current on
industry trends
Career Assessments
Personality
Inventory
• Measures a
person's
individual traits,
characteristics,
motivational
drives, needs,
and attitudes
• Can address
strengths and
weaknesses
• Inventory of
natural
preferences
Values
Inventory
Skills
Inventory
• Inventory the things • Inventory your
that are important
ability and skills
to you, such as
• Attempts to
achievement,
match your
status, and
qualifications to
autonomy
careers
• Specific interest in
the activities of the
work itself
• Favorable
conditions that
accompany an
occupational choice,
such as physical
setting, and earning
potential
Interests
Inventory
• What you enjoy
doing, i.e. playing
golf, taking long
walks, hanging out
with friends
• Connect
personality values,
skills and interests
into majors or
careers
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
• Personality Type Inventory
• Helps you understand your natural inborn
preferences
• Understanding your type will help you to
determine if your career interests aligns with
your personality
• Assists in understanding other types and
learn to effectively communicate with others
in a work setting
Eureka
• Assessments
– Personality (True Colors)
– Skills (Microskills)
– Values/Interests (Occ-U-Sort)
• Resources
– Graduate School Information
– Career Planning
– Scholarship Info
Career Cruising
• Assessments
– Skills (My Skills, Ability Profiler)
– Values/Interests (Career Matchmaker)
• Resources
– Graduate School Information (Education &
Training)
– Career Planning (Explore Careers)
– Scholarship Info (Education & Training/Financial
Aid)
How do these assessments help?
Understanding your personality, values
skills and interests will help you…
• Decide if your career choice “fits” or aligns
with you
• Match work environment with your
personality, skills and interests
• Explore career pathways and conduct career
research
How do these assessments help?
The assessment results will assist in your
Career Development Process by…
• Exploring your personality, values, skills and
interests to recognize what is important to
you, in the world of work
• Improving your chances of selecting a more
fulfilling career that matches with your
personality, values, skills and interests
How do these assessments help?
The information is always relevant to your
career because…
• You can adapt what you know about yourself to
your work environment
• This information can help you maximize your
potential strengths and help you become aware
of some of your weaknesses
• It will help you learn how to communicate your
preferences and abilities to your supervisor and
colleagues
Resources to help you …
Career Development Services: Website
Career Steps on CDS Website: Career Steps
4-year Career Compass Guide: Career Compass
Detailed Listing of Workshops & Events: Schedule
Exploring Majors: College Majors 101, Myplan,
What Can I Do With My Major
Getting Started: Discover Your Career
Interests Survey
http://go.csuci.edu/cdsdiscover
Thank You!
Questions?
Please feel free to come by the Career Center for
Drop-in Counseling held every Thursday
at 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
from September 13, 2012 – November 29, 2012
Amanda Carpenter, M.S.
Coordinator of Career Development Services &
Henry L. "Hank" Lacayo Institute Internship Program
California State University Channel Islands
Bell Tower 1527
(805) 437-3565 (office)
[email protected]
Patty Dang
Career Development Services Counselor
California State University Channel Islands
Bell Tower 1548
(805) 437-3270 (office)
(805) 437-8899 (fax)
[email protected]
Career Development Center
California State University Channel Islands
Bell Tower 1548
(805) 437-3270 (office)
(805) 437-8899 (fax)
[email protected]
www.csuci.edu/careerdevelopment

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