Welcome back Penguins! After a busy fall quarter, I have a great class to share with you. It can especially be helpful if you’re not sure what you’re going to do after Clark: Career and Life Planning.
Career and Life Planning is a class designed to help students understand themselves better and to identify a fulfilling career based on what we enjoy to do in life, what our interests are, and what makes us happy.
The class begins by focusing on learning about yourself — an amazing opportunity for personal growth. It’s so important to be aware of your strengths and weakness, and is a powerful tool for your future choices.
In this class you take assessments tests like Strong Interest Inventory (Strong) and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) where you have to answer questions about your abilities, skills, occupational and leisure time, your values and goals. By taking these assessments you learn more about your personality type. The assessments explain what your personality type are and what kind of jobs would be a good fit for you. Then you receive tools research different occupations. This allows you to explore in detail what you need to achieve your success toward your goals.
For example, one career can have a broad occupational categories, so you will be able to choose one, and from there select a major or course of study.
Another component of the class is learning more about the Career Services office and everything they have to offer for you to succeed here at Clark College.
This class is helpful for you to plan your future, considering a broad perspective of your life as lifestyle, values, career exploration, what you are really into. Also, it helps you to see different kinds of opportunities in the job world.
Sometimes we got stuck on deciding what we want to do in life, and it is hard to narrow down all the options. This class you give you the opportunity to explore different tools to discover occupations that can be a great fit for you, and what steps you need to take to achieve your dream job.
After taking this class, my career goal of being a dietician has been reinforced, and I feel more confident than ever about my choice. I have been able to research academic programs, reevaluate my coursework at Clark, and reach out to transfer universities about opportunities for training in this field.
If you are not able to take this class, I suggest you check out the Career Services office in PUB 002 to learn more about job exploration.
Posted by Ambassador Darci