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Career Planning Guide

Planning guide to aid student in development of career planning through educational years attending Bemidji State University

BSU Career Services

on 27 April 2015

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Transcript of Career Planning Guide

Freshman Year Prospective
Career Planning Guide
Build on Your Orientation Experience
Through Your FYE Class
Select A Variety Of Liberal Education Courses
Career Services

Advising Success Center

College Catalog

Explore Majors and Careers
Through Focus and Other Online Career
Assessment Activities
Complete Career Interest Inventories
Get Involved with
Campus and Community Organizations
Obtain a Strong GPA
Other online accounts
Check your privacy settings on your
Set Up A Career Counseling Appointment To Help Choose A Major
Part-Time Work
Volunteer Work
Acquire Experience Through
Investigate Opportunities for Summer Jobs
Consider Study Abroad Options
Wednesday, November 6th
Attend Major and Career Expo
Thinking Ahead To Your Junior Year
Start looking in to internships
Stop by Career Services for help and advice
Job Search Information
Graduate School Information
BSUCareers Job Search Database
Utilize Career Services Your Senior Year
StrengthsQuest website offers resources to students for academics, career, relationships, etc.
Career Services offers a workshop: Using Your Strengths to Choose a Major
This fall: Tuesday, October 29, 3:30 p.m.
215 Sanford Hall
Resources For Additional Info
Talents – Naturally recurring patterns of thought, feeling or behavior that can be productively applied.
Skill – The capacity to perform the fundamental steps of an activity.
Knowledge – What you know, either factually or through awareness gained by experience.

Talents + Skills + Knowledge = Strengths

Strength – The ability to provide consistent, near-perfect performance in a specific activity.
Fun Facts
You have a group of talents
Greatest talents hold the key to:
High achievement
Progress at levels of personal excellence
Becoming aware of your talents:
Builds confidence
Provides a basis for achievement
Principles of Human Nature and Behavior:
Developed by the Gallup Organization
StrengthsQuest uses positive psychology
Focus on strengths rather than try to fix weaknesses
There are 34 top themes of talent
Identified by surveying the top leaders in a variety of fields
Learning how to develop and apply strengths
Will improve your levels of achievement.
Each of your talents can be applied in many areas:
Relationships, learning, academics, leadership, service and careers
As you develop and apply strengths
Your achievements will increase
You will experience greater and more frequent successes
Principles of Human Nature and Behavior:
Take the StrengthsQuest Assessment to Learn Top Five Themes of Talent
Up Next:
Action Planning, Decision Making
Major and Career Exploration
Career Planning Readiness
Self Assessment
An Online
& Education Planning
Reality: 60% of Entering Freshmen
“I Have To Declare A Major?”
If you know about your
work related interests
work and life values
lifestyle preferences
You will be able to identify occupations and major areas of study that are compatible with your personal attributes.
Understanding yourself is the first step of career & educational planning
Select a major based on your interests and aspirations
Discover occupations matching your personal preferences and attributes
Map out your career plans, present and future
Make informed career decisions
FOCUS 2 Can Help You:
Create a Plan to Achieve Your Objectives
Your Action Plan
Review and Print Your Action Plan
FOCUS 2 is user friendly and will guide you through the career & education planning process.
Recommended Tools and Websites
Upcoming Events, Job Board and Internship Opportunities Links
The FOCUS 2 Main Menu
Explore the Possibilities
Search by Name
Search by Industry
What can I do with a major in...?
Compare Two Occupations Side by Side
Your Personal Portfolio
Review & Update Your Saved Careers
Review & Update Your Saved Majors
Review & Print Your Portfolio
Self Assessment:
Work Interest Assessment
Leisure Interest Assessment
Skills Assessment
Personality Assessment
Values Assessment
Combine Your Results: See Your Top Career Choices
Career Readiness
Career and Educational Goals
Academic Strengths
Your Accomplishments
Your Career Planning Status
Your Personal Development Needs
Work Interest Profile Summary

Your Self-ASSESSMENT results ARE MATCHED to:
1. occupations
2. SUPPORTING majors at YOUR college
Matching Interest Profile With Strengths
Sanford Hall 102
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