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Explore…Who You Are

Career Planning ModelSelecting your first (second or third) career path can be an important decision.  “What do you want to do?”  or “What is your major?” are often overwhelming questions many students struggle with. Good news….this is normal!

More good news….CFCC’s Career Development team members are available to support you in making these decisions.  In part, because we know that students with a goal and a plan to achieve it are more likely to:

  1. Complete college
  2. Be engaged in their campus experience
  3. Understand the connection to the world of work

FIRST: Take some time to get to know who you are.  What do you enjoy doing?  What are your strengths?  What are your values?  There are many things that may influence your occupational choices and potential job satisfaction.  Here are a few exercises you can use to get started!

SECOND:  Know reliable sources for Occupation Exploration. Use what you’ve learned about yourself to match possible occupations that are a good fit.  This may include researching websites, conducting information interviews with professionals, job shadowing, volunteering, and meeting with CFCC Career Development team member.

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Next Steps

After exploring more about who you are and what occupation areas may be a good fit for you, it’s time to decide what you can major in .