Discovering Your Student's Personality Traits & Selecting a Major
Finding a good college fit starts with knowing your students personality and matching their personality to a field of study.
Takeaways from the video lesson….
- College costs keep rising
- Avg. student changes their major three times
- Personality Assessment/Career Planning Before College
- Graduate on time
- Fewer transfers
- Goal focused and motivated
- Higher academic achievement
- Complete personality/career assessment
- Print results from assessment and place in folder
- Research and find job(s) that match your personality and fit your skill set
- Determine your college major(s)
Take a Career Self Assessment
My Career Planner (MCP) Login
MCP is an interactive career exploration and education planning system for students and people in career transition. A comprehensive analysis of your interests, values, skills, and personality will guide you towards the careers that suit you best, and direct you to the colleges and training programs that will help prepare you for your future.
Introduction to MCP Video
A quick video on how to use the program.
Discover the best Holland Codes printed and online career tests, interest inventories, assessments, guidance systems, videos, and books.(SDS Form R Professional)
The official site for completing the MBTI survey on line.
My Next Move
Interactive tool where job seekers and students can learn more about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. It also helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.
Big Future The College Board
Developed by The College Board with descriptions of hundreds of occupations. It also includes training, education requirements, and salary expectations. In addition, it has a career questionnaire that can help you narrow your choices to careers you’d might enjoy.
Play a Game and Read a Guide
Guide to Exploring Majors and Careers
University of Missouri Career Center Guide that can be used to help with your major and careers.
Career Interest Game
This is a game designed to help you match your interests and skills with similar careers. It can help you begin thinking about how your personality will fit in with specific work environments and careers. Come play along and see what happens!
Eric Coffman "Finding the Work You Love"
A good article that covers what to do with your life, and how this translates those desires into your ideal job.
Research Occupational Information
Your tool for career exploration and job analysis! O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The United States Department of Labor guide to career information about hundreds of occupations!
The Riley Guide
If you’re feeling ready to launch a new career, but aren’t sure where to start – or you just want to get more information on the salaries and types of work you can expect in certain fields – the Internet is full of informational resources that can get you the info you’re looking for. A great place to start is The Riley Guide’s Career Research Center, which includes job descriptions, salary data and employment statistics, and education information for more than 160 occupations.
Career One Stop
Your pathway to career success. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
My Next Move
Interactive tool where job seekers and students can learn more about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers.
College Majors 101
Website that discusses various college majors. Each major has videos, employer samples, industry publications, and accredited school list.
What Can I Do With This Major?
Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research on majors and careers through the websites provided.
Title: Selecting A Major
Video Time: 14:09
80% of all students change their major at least once in college. By completing a personality assessment and matching the results to careers that a student will enjoy and excel at before they enter college, you will increase the chances of reducing the cost of college.
Once you have a better idea of what your child would like to study in college, it is time to start to narrow down the college choices. To do this, you must know which colleges to eliminate and which colleges to keep!
- Chapter 17 Goal Planning to Pay for College
Department of Education research shows that 51% of students leave the college in which they originally enrolled. Read more from my book College Aid for Middle Class America.
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