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To Salisbury University Career Services!  I really appreciate you being here and hope you find the evening entertaining.  Also, welcome Dr. Foust.

 


I am Charlie Endicott from Career Services.  Thank you for being here and I hope you have fun tonight and come away with a few items you had not thought about before.

I would like to start out by making a really impressive first impression and getting on your good side right off the bat.  That being said:
 

Time for a quiz.  Get out a piece of paper and and number from 1-12.  I am going to read a you the questions and you write down the answers.  We will discuss the results when you are finished.  You should get at least 9 correct. 

1.  Write down 3 online career assessments.
2.  Career Assessments should not be used alone?  T/F
3.  Name 2 interest inventories.
4.  What Career Development Theory do you adhere to?
5.  If a student told you he/she wanted to be a Counselor but was not sure what they did, what kind of money they made or where they worked where would you go to locate that information?
6.  What would you do with a student who said "I am majoring in Psychology but am not sure of what I can do with that degree?
7.  A student wants to know how to find a Graduate School and also wants to know how to prepare for the GRE.  What resources would you suggest?
8.  Name one online Career Center Management System.
9.  What is the Mentor Network and what is it used for?
10. If a student said they wanted a job in social services, what resources could you give them?

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Other Users
 


Question #1-Online Assessments
1.  Focus
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Power Point
2.  SIGI Plus
3.  Career Zone
4.  Career Builder
Click here to see many of them.

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Question #2-True

Do keep your expectations in check when you take online assessments. You may attain some direction and guidance from these tests, but don’t be overly reliant on them for magic answers.

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Question #3-Name 2 Interest Inventories

Strong Interest Inventory
[self-directed / fee] According to publisher CPP, "The Strong measures your clients’ interests in a broad range of occupations, work activities, leisure activities, and school subjects." It is a widely-used tool in college career centers and other counseling situations. While it does not require interpretive assistance, reviewing the results with a trained provider is highly recommended.
Click here for the inventory
Click here for the results

Self-Directed Search
[self-directed / fee] The SDS, developed by John Holland, can help you find careers or educational programs that match your own skills and interests. This fee-based assessment tool is very well-known and very popular among career counselors. The test takes only 15-20 minutes to complete online. After your payment is verified, your personalized report (based on your responses to the SDS questions) will appear on your screen

Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS) via NCS Pearson
[self-directed / fee] "If you are interested in a career that requires some post-secondary education, the CISS® (Campbell Interest and Skill Survey) assessment can help point you in the right direction!" The CISS uses targeted questions and analysis to help you understand how you fit into the world of work. It has been used by career counselors for over 10 years and it is available to you on the Internet.

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Question #4-Career Development Theory do you adhere to?

1.  Holland's Theory-6 personality types
2.  Donald Super's Life Stages Rainbow theory-6 stages
The growth stage (ages 4 to 14) includes four major career developmental tasks: becoming concerned about the future (career concern), increasing personal control over one’s own life (control), convincing oneself to achieve in school and work (conviction), and acquiring competent work habits and attitudes (competence).
The exploratory stage (ages 14 to 24) with the awareness that an occupation will be an essential aspect of life, the young adolescent will express career choices. These are frequently unrealistic and temporary. Through daydreaming and testing in non-threatening situations (activities in school, role-playing with peers, etc.) the adolescent will develop a better understanding of themselves and of the surrounding world (crystallization of their identity). This will lead to narrowing down the choices and making them more realistic (specification of their choices). After this initial part of this stage the older adolescent or already young adult, depending upon the individual situation and the educational career, will start with a tentative try out of occupations and implement an occupational choice.
The establishment stage (ages 24 to 44) is related to the encounters within actual work experience. The young adult should make his/her place in the organization secure by adapting to the organization and perform satisfactorily. The middle phase of this stage involves consolidating one’s position by gaining experience and proficiency. The third task is advancement to new levels of responsibility. This last task is not evident and not always taken on by many workers.
The maintenance stage (age 45 to 65)is the stage of concern to continue the satisfying parts of work, holding on to the job by revising and changing, and to innovate to avoid routine or to discover new challenges. This is also the stage of the mid-life question (crisis?) “do I want to do this for the next 25 years?”
The disengagement (over 65) involves the part of life characterized by the separation from the occupation and the retirement. This will lead to a new life-structure and life-style.
3.  Krumboltz’s social learning theory
Krumboltz’s theory (Mitchell & Krumboltz, 1996) is based on the social learning theory of Albert Bandura (1977) and emphasizes the reinforcement theory.  Krumboltz identifies four factors influencing career decision making:
-Genetic endowment and special abilities
-Environmental conditions and events
-Learning experiences
-Task approach skills
4.  Trait and Factor Theory:
Major Proponents -- Frank Parsons, Edmund Williamson
-Trait refers to a characteristic of an individual that can be measured through testing.
-Factor refers to a characteristic required for successful job performance.
The traits and factors that are most important for career development and that can be assessed through testing are: aptitudes, achievements, interests, values, and personality.

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Question #5.  If a student told you he/she wanted to be a Career Counselor but was not sure what they did, what kind of money they made or where they worked where would you go to locate that information?

Go to America's Career Info Net and click on Occupation Information-Occupation Profile-Select All-type in Counselor

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Question #6.  What would you do with a student who said "I am majoring in Psychology but am not sure of what I can do with that degree?

-Click here for What Can I do With a Degree in???

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Question 7-A student wants to know how to find a Graduate School and also wants to know how to prepare for the GRE.  What resources would you suggest?

Click here for graduate school webpage.
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Question #8.  Name one online Career management System.
1.  eRecruiting
2.  NACELink
3.  College Central

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Question #9.  What is the Mentor Network and what is it used for?

-Click here to see Mentor Network.
-Click here for Career Advice.

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Question #10. If a student said they wanted a job in social services, what resources could you give them?

-Click here for webpage job resources
-Click here for eRecruiting and Mentors

Thank goodness it is over!!!

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Please no Stats!!  Usage Statistics-Who and how many students use our office each year??
-Click here to view the total # of students that use our office
-Click here for what type of appointments they use us for.


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As we talked about before, careers are typically developmental and interests and resources change for students every year.  Therefore we created part of our web page via a 4 year developmental process and listed resources for each year.

Click here to begin the 4 year journey.

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Don't get caught behind the 8-ball
Use Our Following Resources:
eRecruiting, Mentor Network, Jobs Websites, Internship Listings, etc.

Click here for eRecruting and the Mentor Network-(meredithbrooke-endicott)
Click here for Job Alerts, On-Campus Jobs, Part-time Summer jobs, Internship Alerts
Click here for Internship Listings on the web.
Click here to see a overview of some our services
Click here to Make an Appointment
Click here to see the Credential File System-Electronic (charlie endicott-ce00000)
Click here for jobs

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Graduate School-Yes-No??

Click here for information on graduate school.

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Other Users:

Click here to go through all user groups

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