Who am I?• I would say I am unique to other because I enjoy helping people. I’ve found this out through babysitting, tutoring, and overall making people happy. I want to be a teacher because that not only helps children grow, but also provides a foundation for the future of America. If I could do anything other than teaching it would be environmental science so that I could help the current state of the planet. I feel a great satisfaction from having others improve upon themselves which is why any of these careers would be suitable for me.
Building Blocks• Sociability- sociability is not only meeting new people, but also having the ability to join new clubs and organize other social events.• Listening- the ability to listen is one that is not only vital to the work place, but also to everyday life. This includes taking notes, interpreting statements, and visualizing what one hears.• Reasoning- reasoning is important because it helps to understand certain relationships, movements, or other patterns that humanity’s involved in. This also includes using logic to solve problems.
Building Blocks to Develop• Leadership- leadership would be a good quality to develop because it would be helpful to lead others.• Negotiation- negotiation would be a good quality to develop because instead of appeasing people, what you want could be taken into account.• Responsibility- responsibility would be a good quality to develop because it will show how one can be more organized and be perceived more positively.
Learning Styles• I am a visual learner.• This means that noise is my main distraction from completing a task.• I also work best with in a physical aspect, like architecture or art.
Work Value: Independence• I value being able to have a schedule that is flexible.• I value being able to have rules that are flexible or that I can change.• I would want to do things on my own initiative.
Holland Code: Social, Artistic, Investigative• Social- someone who likes to inform, train, enlighten, develop, or even cure.• Artistic- someone who likes to work in a free environment that involves free- thinking abilities.• Investigative- someone who’s interested in learning, observing, or solving problems.
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary• Discuss the development of certain areas and cultural groups and why these certain things happened.• The amount of jobs in this field is supposed to increase by 44 openings a year• This relates to me because I am social, and being a teacher means interacting with other people all the time.
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval• This branch of architecture mainly deals with the construction of buildings such as skyscrapers or private places.• There is an estimated 12,930 jobs to be filled in New York by 2016• This relates to me because I am artistic and architecture involves working with ideas, forms, patterns, and designs
Dietitians and Nutritionists• Help coordinate peoples’ diets to prevent disease and promote health. May conduct health research• This career is in demand, so there will approximately be 4,910 jobs to be filled by 2016• This relates to me because I am investigative and social, which this career calls for since it helps people and looks for solutions
Birkman Test: Usual Style• People with yellow styles perform their job responsibilities in a manner that is orderly and planned to meet a known schedule. They prefer to work where things get done with a minimum of interpretation and unexpected change. People with a yellow style tend to be orderly, cautious, structured, loyal, systematic, solitary, methodical, and organized, and usually thrive in a research-oriented, predictable, established, controlled, measurable, orderly environment. You will want to choose a work environment or career path in which your style is welcomed and produces results.
Birkman Test: Interest Color• People with blue Interests like job responsibilities and occupations that involve creative, humanistic, thoughtful, and quiet types of activities. Blue Interests include abstracting, theorizing, designing, writing, reflecting, and originating, which often lead to work in editing, teaching, composing, inventing, mediating, clergy, and writing.
Human Resources Manager• Help to provide social connections between employees, and also help by contacting insurance providers. Approve of relationships between managers and employees, and make sure other matches are appropriate. Also must dictate common etiquette in the workplace.• Must have at least a bachelor’s degree, though a master’s looks much better.• This relates to me because it involves humanistic values, and includes a responsible deadline which entails both my blue interest color and my yellow style, respectively.
City Planner• City planners are in charge of the architectural design of cities, while they must also measure street widths and such. One of the main aspects, however, is the street furniture, which is lampposts, bus stops, and newspaper stands. Mostly, however, they renovate and beautify cities.• Recommended degrees include Architectural History, Urban Planning, Urban Studies, and Architecture.• This would connect to my Birkman test results because it includes designing and abstracting, which relates to my blue interest color. I would also be a good city planner because I am organized and systematic, which are crucial to the city planner process,
Child Care Worker• Many child care workers take the role of a parent to a child, while their actually parents are working, away, or unavailable. Despite a rewarding experience, many also associate this career with long hours, some even reaching up to 24 hours a day. Many take on the roles of a parent by cooking, cleaning, and organizing a child’s life. Many are employed by government organizations.• As with many careers, a bachelor’s degree is required, but a master’s degree is recommended. Many psychological majors are recommended, as well as child development.• This relates to my blue interest color because it involves helping others and learning from new experiences. It relates to my yellow style because a great deal of organization is required to keep up with deadlines and assignments, as well as organizing the child’s schedule.
One Year• At least a 3.5 GPA• Joined Political Awareness Club, Student Council, and BSA• Accepted the role of Eagle Scout• Part-time job• Varsity Badminton
Five Years• I’ll be a junior in college• Part-time job to pay for books• Living in a dorm, or a suite apartment• I’ll travel by a car that requires little gas• Helping my community by volunteering and voting• Internship• Growing professional network (professors, bosses, internships)
10 Years• More educated by graduate school and college• Kindergarten teacher, about $55,000 (entry)• Car that requires low gas• Single, no children• Travelling in my spare time• Stronger professional network
Favorite Career• The career that I found most interesting was the city planner. This career not only requires investigative thinking, but also harsh organization skills. Within this career, I will be able to express my creativity in the outcome of buildings and other structures. I also enjoy the idea of independence in my thoughts, while still interacting with others and receiving recognition for my work.