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When searching for a career path, deciding on a major, or exploring career options the decisions to be made are often overwhelming. Career Services offers ways to help make the decision process easier. Current reference tools for exploring careers, researching occupations and graduate/professional schools, writing resumes and cover letters, and preparing for interviews are available in the Career Services Office, Pioneer Hall 185 and online.
It is important to remember that no one assessment can tell you what career to pursue. Only you can make that decision. You should consider the results in combination with other sources of career information, including detailed descriptions of occupations, additional assessments, questioning people in different occupations, faculty, family and career counselors.
MyMajors: “Undecided about your college major or minor?
Take the my majors quiz go to the MyMajors link on the right side menu on this page and follow the directions listed there, it’s free and will recommend college majors based on your interests and academic achievements. Use our code (careers) to get your advisement report and top 10 majors.”
Focus 2: Career and Education Planning Solutions
Focus 2 is a new online, self-guided, interactive program designed to help you select the right college major and plan your career based on your personal interests, values, skills, personality, and aspirations. Students who use Focus 2 make better decisions about their goals and plans, and learn how to self-manage their careers. To get started using Focus 2 today, click here!
Coyote Career Connections
Coyote Career Connections is the Kansas Wesleyan University connection through NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) which allows students to manage their career with everything at their fingertips. Students can upload documents such as resumes and cover letters, conduct job searches, set up interview schedules with employers, network with KWU alumni, receive important announcements from KWU Career Services, and much much more. All students need to do to be a part of this innovative process is to click here and then click on student & alumni login.
Personality Type Inventory
Personality typing is a tool with many uses. It is especially notable for its helpfulness in the areas of growth and self-development. The Personality Type Inventory consists of 70 questions which ask you about the way you react and think with regards to different situations in life. Based on your responses, Career Services will calculate your four individual preferences, and provide you with one of the 16 types you fit into.
John Holland, Ph.D., whose theories concerning careers is the basis for most career inventories used today, found that people with the same or similar interests are often found in the same work environments. The Self-Assessment Exercise is a short paper inventory designed to help discover the work environments suited to your interests, abilities and personality. Career Services will also provide you with a description of each of the categories your assessment indicates and a listing of occupations others within the same categories have been successful.
785-827-5541 Ext. 1160
Office Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Outside office hours appointments available upon request.
Student Development Office, Pioneer Hall, Room 185