ERIC Number: ED360013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Career Options: Self-Directed, Step-by-Step Career Planning.
Harr, Gary Lynn
Designed as a self-directed career planning resource for students at Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ), this booklet is comprised of four modules providing students with step-by-step career exploration activities and information. The first module, Introduction to Career Planning, discusses the effect of career choice on students' lives and the reasons why people choose particular careers; reviews the nature of changing career goals and the basic principles of the career planning process; and encourages students to make a commitment to actively explore their career options. The second module, Self Assessment, includes a list of 46 sample occupational interests; a skills evaluation exercise; a values evaluation exercise; a career exploration chart for summarizing information gathered about interests, skills, and values in six career option clusters; a four-step guide to interpreting results; and a list of on-campus services and available career survey instruments. Module 3, Career Exploration, is designed to help students translate the career groups identified in Module 2 into specific occupations to consider. Included in Module 3 are a list of information resources, specific career development actions (e.g., coming to campus, using the occupational index), sample blank career information sheets, and a description of FCCJ's computerized career exploration system and career planning course. The final module, Transition to Academic Planning, discusses possible programs of study, status sheets to keep program and graduating students aware of their progress, preparation for counseling appointments, and FCCJ's student success course. A booklet evaluation form is included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Community Coll., Jacksonville.