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"Planting the Seeds: The First Step to Finding a Career Path" presentation. Presented during UW-Eau Claire\'s Career Services\' "Explore your Possibilities Week"

"Planting the Seeds: The First Step to Finding a Career Path" presentation. Presented during UW-Eau Claire\'s Career Services\' "Explore your Possibilities Week"


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  • Add our list of services to each handout set. Talk about how these are just a fraction of the services we offer and refer them to the handout.
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    • 1. Planting the Seeds: The First Step to Finding a Career Path
      Presented by: Renee Mallo, Career Specialist
    • 2. Services We Offer
    • 3. Assessments
      Strong Interest Inventory
      Myers Briggs Type Indicator
      Self-Directed Search (SDS)
      SIGI 3
      WISCareers
      Card Sorts
    • 4. Strong Interest Inventory
      Subjects you like
      Activities you enjoy
      Types of people you like
      Occupations you feel positively about
      Compares your responses to those of people in various occupations
      If they’re like you, and they like their job, you might too!
      Counselor/Specialist referral, $14.00 for students
      Computer based
    • 5. Myers Briggs Type Indicator
      Scientifically designed to measures four dimensions
      of one’s personal style
      Extrovert/Introvert
      Sensing/Intuition
      Thinking/Feeling
      Judging/Perceiving
      What environment would you feel comfortable working in?
      What role do you take in teamwork?
      What kinds of tasks do you prefer or perform well?
      How do you see and interpret the world?
      Counselor/Specialist referral, $14.00 for students
      Computer based
    • 6. Myers Briggs Types
    • 7. Self-Directed Search (SDS)
      Career interest inventory
      Suggests occupations basted on interests and skills
      Provides a 3 letter Holland Code
      A – artistic
      R – realistic
      I – investigative
      S – social
      E – enterprising
      C – conventional
      No referral, $5.00
      Booklet based
    • 8. SIGI 3
      Interactive subscription website
      Assessments
      Personality
      Work values
      Interests
      Skills
      Occupational Information
      No referral, no fee!
      Website based
      www.uwec.edu/career/Students/Explore/sigi3
    • 9. WISCareers
      Subscription website developed by UW system
      Assessments, occupation info, career planning, etc…
      Many more features for throughout your career path
      Undergoing updates; not the same as in high school!
      No referral, no fee
      Website based
      Code needed
      www.wiscareers.wisc.edu
    • 10. Card Sorts
      Hands-on index card sorting activity
      Available for various objectives
      Skills
      Personality
      Values
      Occupations
      Majors
      No referral, no fee
      In the Career Discovery Center, no appointment needed
    • 11. Brainstorm
      My Ideal Job
      What can I do with a major in...
      Explore Majors
      Occupational databases
      Sigi 3
      WISCareers
      Occupational Library (CDC Computers)
      Occupational Outlook Handbook
      Majors and Career Fairs
      Explore Your Possibilities Week!
      Career Research
    • 12. Informational Interviews
      A brief interview with someone who has a job
      that sounds interesting
      You ask the questions
      Very low stress, generally informal
      People love talking about their jobs!
      Can be combined with job shadowing
      Insider information
      Up to date
      Likes & dislikes
      Skills, education, etc…
      Informational Interview Questions
    • 13. Ask an Alum
      Database of alumni who are
      available for informational interviews
      Search by major, industry, company,
      location, etc…
      Request a match and we’ll give them a heads-up
      Interview via email, phone, or in person
      Ask an Alum
    • 14. Experiential Learning
      Opportunities include:
      Student Organizations
      Volunteering & Service-Learning
      Part-time and/or summer jobs
      Internships
      Gain Skills and experience
      Build your resume!
      Meet people, ask questions
      Get some job references
      Develop a professional network
      Test drive options
      Do you really like this stuff?
      Are you really good at this stuff?
    • 15. Set Goals
      Short Range
      Gaining skills, experience
      Using resources
      Student organizations and activities
      Jobs and internships
      Long Range
      Personally
      Become well-rounded
      Educationally
      Certifications
      Graduate school
      Professionally
      Career objective
      Career path
    • 16. Utilize Resources
      Talk to your advisor!
      Visit Career Services
      Resources & books
      Career Associates, Specialists and Counselors
      Walk-in or make an appointment
      Check out the website
      www.uwec.edu/career

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