Career exploration is the exciting process of finding your ideal career, based upon your intrinsic interests, motivational traits, personality, values, skills, aptitudes, personal work style, and work environment preferences. Studies show people who are working in a "chosen" career that supports their intrinsic interests are happier and more successful and fulfilled than those who simply "settle" for a career.
This course is intended to help you to begin the process of selecting a major and/or a career path, to teach you how to gather information, to assess your strengths and weaknesses, and to learn how to make quality career decisions. This will involve some "reality testing" through specific career exploration, life/career planning, gathering resources, and developing your goals for a career environment and lifestyle that are compatible with your needs.
You will be exposed to career possibilities through class discussion, guest speakers, and exercises/ projects. In order to help you in the task of finding a career field, you will also explore your own particular traits, characteristics, and interests. You will complete exercises and career inventories that will help you to understand your values, talents and skills. You also will learn about resources that make the search easier.
2 Credit Course
Offered Each Quarter
Stop by Bouillon 206 for registration information.