CAREER EXPLORATION: CHOICES
In this section, I provide students with a closer look at a number of different tools they can use to explore or refine their career interests and associated college majors/minors. Many students and families panic when the student hasn't settled on a career choice early or midway through high school. The truth is that many students who make a choice will change their minds, even once they've enrolled in college. The key is avoiding loss of credits and extension of college studies to financial detriment, and I have strategies to suggest that will minimize those risks.
I have taken care to curate an assortment of free tests and assessments, and I tested them all myself. I also provide resources to correlate each of these personality and interest test results with actual college majors and career paths. In the next section (My Results), I explain how a student can take each of these tools and create a cohesive picture of his or her attributes, strengths, interests, work habits/style, and temperament. With this holistic picture, it will be far easier to identify the different paths that will bring the most personal and professional satisfaction. These are the types of assessments and tools I will use to work with students who have not fully settled on a particular major or career path (most of them in other words). There are other paid assessments that we could consider in the event that none of these free tools provide much insight.