ERIC Number: ED400009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Career Options: A Self-Directed Career Planning Booklet. 1996 Update.
Designed as a self-directed career planning resource for students at community colleges, this booklet presents 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 clusters; a 3-step guide to interpreting results; and a follow-up activity for the module. 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 description of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook, an occupational index and five related steps for using the index to choose a career, sample blank career information sheets, and an interview form for gathering information from individuals working in students' potential careers. The final module, Academic Planning, discusses the levels of study available to students; presents a list of university, associate, and job training programs in the 6 career clusters; provides 15 secrets to college success; and describes 7 other resources for career exploration. (HAA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Community Coll., Jacksonville.
Note: For the original guide, focusing on Florida Community College students, see ED 360 013.