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SFU Counselling Interns - 2018

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Director, Career & Volunteer Services (9 yrs)
Co-operative Education (9+ yrs)
M.A. in Education: "Career Education in the Age of Engagement"
ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Why did you choose to attend university?
VIDEO:
Wondering Where Your Degree Might Lead You?
Do you know anyone who is working in an occupation that is different from what they initially envisioned?

Are you?
QUESTION:
Remember 2007?
Economy was HOT!!! (as were Fergie & Avril Lavigne)

RIM was a dominant force in the international tech scene

Positions with the federal government were highly secure
What do the following have in common?
App Developer

Social Media Manager

Driverless Car Engineer

Sustainability Manager

Cloud Computing Specialist

Big Data Analyst

YouTube Content Creator
Increase student confidence to acknowledge, embrace and thrive on change (positive mindset)
To encourage intentionality (taking action - small steps)
OUR NEW ROLE:
THE POWER OF ACTION / EXPERIENCE:

Employers valued
work integrated learning
and
co-curricular involvement
above academic performance.


Create your own luck.
"Planned Happenstance" Competencies
Curiosity
view opportunities as possible and available
Persistence
Flexibility
Risk Taking
Optimism
exerting effort despite hurdles
exploring new opportunities
being open to changing your attitude and circumstances
not being afraid to do something even if you are unsure if or how it will turn out
VIDEO:
Ian MacKenzie, 2012 Video Contest Winner (Alumni)
youtube.com/
sfuwil
That's a wrap!
and that's a sandwich...
and that's a wiener dog in a bun.
Ingredients for Career Success
from Walter Murch

1. Talent/ability
2. Hard work
3. Luck
* Tony's Addition:
- Work well with other human beings
http://ghost-light.blogspot.ca/2007/04/walter-murch-documentary.html
What do they have in common?
Can you identify
the following...
June 2014
" There are two fundamental and complementary ways of achieving personal change: you can take action and you can change your mind."
Pryor & Bright, 2011 The Chaos Theory of Careers:
A New Perspective on Working in the Twenty-First Century
$105.79
Statista.com
Complexity...
Change,
Chance
& Complexity
Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.

Aldous Huxley

Inspiring Quote
(Yippee!)
Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes.
That way if they get angry,
you're a mile away
AND you have their shoes.
Jack Handey



http://blog-en.heqco.ca/2015/09/edudata-where-do-university-graduates-work-in-ontario/
The role of mindset...
@SFU_Career
SFU Career Services
Thank you!
SFU.ca/career
SFU Volunteer Services
@SFU_Volunteer
SFU.ca/volunteer
Where do Graduates Work?
WHAT YOU ALREADY KNOW
Education level is the strongest correlate of employment and income levels.
Statistics Canada, 2010
BC UNIVERSITY GRADS
CLASS OF 2008
5 years after leaving school:
4.7%
unemployment rate
96%
working in jobs that require a post-secondary degree
The Research Universities'
Council of British Columbia, 2014
of 25 year olds maintain the same career expectations they had when they were 17
Career decision-making patterns of Canadian youth and associated postsecondary educational outcomes, 2000 to 2010 (StatsCan, 2015)
16.5 %
Also:
38.3%
have a new direction at 25

13.3%
undecided at 25
Career decision-making patterns of Canadian youth and associated postsecondary educational outcomes, 2000 to 2010 (StatsCan, 2015)
Canadian University Survey Consortium, 2016
http://blog-en.heqco.ca/2015/09/edudata-where-do-university-graduates-work-in-ontario/
WHERE DO GRADUATES WORK?
Making a career decision used to be the goal. It should no longer be the goal. We have no way of recommending what anyone’s future occupation should be. The world is changing too fast for us even to be sure what occupations will exist tomorrow.

69%
of students reported that chance events influenced their career decision


What percentage of people said their careers were influenced by chance events?
THE ROLE OF CHANCE:
Krumboltz, 2011
Disability Services (7 yrs)
What percentage of 25-year-olds are pursuing the same careers they were when they were 17?
OUTCOMES OF ACTION
Continue
Rethink
Expand
(~1 in 6)

I am more likely to get a job with a degree -- 91%

To get a more fulfilling job than I probably would if I didn't go -- 90%

To prepare for a specific job or career -- 90%

To satisfy my intellectual curiosity -- 80%

Learning new things is exciting -- 80%

To apply what I will learn to make a positive difference in society or my community -- 78%

To get a broad education -- 78%

To earn more money than if I didn't go -- 73%
MAJOR JOB
Art
Asian American Studies
Chemistry
Economics
English
Geography
Government
Psychology
Cartoonist
Teaching ESL in Korea
Veterinarian
Bond Trader on Wall Street
Editor, Major Publishing House
High School Geography Teacher
Special Prosecutor
Psychotherapist
MAJOR JOB
Art
Asian American Studies
Chemistry
Economics
English
Geography
Government
Psychology
Special Prosecutor
Bond Trader on Wall Street
Teaching ESL in Korea
Psychotherapist
Veteranarian
Editor, Major Publishing House
High School Geography Teacher
Cartoonist
CONNECTING THE DOTS:
CONNECTING THE DOTS:
THE RELATIONSHIP
BETWEEN A DEGREE
& A CAREER

THE RELATIONSHIP
BETWEEN A
DEGREE
& A CAREER

Quick question...
(Bright, Pryor, & Harpham, 2005)
CACEE Campus Recruitment and Benchmark Report, 2013
Top Reasons
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