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Who is responsible for planning your career?
You are responsible for making your education and career decisions, managing your career and controlling your own destiny.
How will your career affect your life?
Your career affects your future lifestyle and feelings of self-fulfillment as well as where & how you live, your financial security, your leisure time activities, etc.
Benefits of Career Planning
While in College:
- Fewer transfers & switching of majors
- Graduate on time
- More motivated & goal focused
- Higher academic achievement
- Better entry job with higher income
- More satisfied with chosen career field
- Less career change
- Faster career advancement
Focus 2 is an 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.
Focus 2 offers numerous ways for individuals to explore and develop career options and goals. Some of the ways you may use Focus 2 is exploring career and educational goals, academic strengths, defining accomplishments, your career planning status and your personal development needs. Tools within the Focus 2 system that will help you discover directions to explore are a work interest assessment, leisure interest assessment, skills assessment, personality assessment, and values assessment. Once these assessments are complete you can narrow your results by combining the results of multiple assessments.
Through Focus 2 you can explore possible career options searching them by name, industry, and by majors. You can also compare two occupations you find side by side interesting to see which best meets you interests, and goals.
With Focus 2 you can build a Personal Portfolio where you can review/update saved occupations, review/update saved majors, and review and print. Access resource links to career development sites such as Peterson’s where you can explore colleges, universities, and graduate schools across the nation. A large variety of job links are also available covering areas such as national, state and local, military, federal and local government, industry specific, specialty (e.g. for people with disabilities), and much more.
To access or register to start your career exploration and development with Focus 2 today, please click on the link at the top of this page.
Carla Larkin, Director of Career Services
785-827-5541 Ext. 1162
Office Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Outside office hours appointments available upon request.
Student Development Office, Pioneer Hall, Room 185