Career Interest & College Major Resources
80 percent of students in the United States end up changing their major
at least once, according to the National Center for Education
Statistics (NCES). On average, college students change their major at
least three times over the course of their college career."
If you are interested in taking a career interest assessment or a personality assessment please visit your Naviance Naviance College Family Connection account. Sign into Naviance account and click “Career” tab, “Cluster finder” and “Career Interest” profiler.
US Dept of Labor’s Online Employment Guide Now Available
U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
has developed a new online guide to help students and job seekers chart
their future career paths. The guide—What’s My Next Move? —connects young people to career exploration resources available on the CareerOneStop (COS) (www.careeronestop.org) website and the O*NET site,
My Next Move (www.mynextmove.org).
The guide encourages students to think and make decisions about their
futures, and to engage with career counselors, workforce professionals,
teachers, and parents or guardians.
My Next Move? leads students through a seven-step process that begins
with a self-assessment of their career interests, helps them identify
the education and skills they will need to qualify for a job in specific
occupations, and ends with a comprehensive career plan that can be
shared with high school guidance counselors, parents, teachers, and
workforce professionals in the American Job Centers Network.
TEXASgenuine.org makes career exploration easier for Texans and has now added a NEW Career Assessment option to make it even better.
parents, counselors and faculty alike can explore life’s career
pursuits and immediately follow the assessment results to local public
and state colleges offering the particular discipline.
site was designed for potential students to find information on
possible careers, related education and training offered at public
community colleges and technical schools throughout Texas. The website
is part of a statewide campaign to inform students and the general
public about Career and Technical Education in Texas. The site offers
minute-long videos featuring students and graduates of selected programs
discussing their experience.
addition, the site has added a link to engage in one’s own ‘quick’
career assessment. A click on the “Find Your Future” button links to a
program that systematically computes the foremost employment fields
through choices made over seven concise pages, determining the strongest
self-identified capabilities and strengths. Once completed, a
collective valuation report reveals the top three career cluster fields
aligned with given choices and links to the particular cluster on the
TEXASgenuine website. This allows further exploration of the multiple
career options within that grouping. The career assessment is succinct
and can be taken on a variety of mobile devices.
on the “Got 60 Seconds” button one can view a minute-long Career and
Technology Program Compilation Video featuring students talking about
their career choice.
on “Explore Colleges” one is instantly connected to a map of all the
public and state colleges in Texas with a link to each college’s landing
page and their website. One can also search the colleges by zip code
or from an alphabetical list.
on “Find Programs” one is accessed to a list of programs organized by
career clusters. Within the link to each program field are career
options that include more detailed descriptions. Many career programs
also include videos that feature a closer look at the career.
on “Career Focus” one can select a career cluster, use the search box,
or access the A-Z index to find the career they have in mind. There is
an overview of the many career possibilities, potential salaries in
Texas, and the educational requirements for these positions.
in doubt about what to study in school, the TEXASgenuine.org site
provides options. Ascertaining what fields are of greatest interest to a
potential student, what type of education and experience might be
required in that field, what programs one might study in school to work
in that field, and what state colleges might have those programs.
Putting it all together, TEXASgenuine.org offers an abundance of information and linkages to getting started on
the right path – helping a Texan go from student to employee!
Click on the "LEARN MORE" Generation TX San Antonio link above for more information!