Career Development is a lifelong process and an individual must allow for changes over time.
A student must be:
- Focused and flexible about what you want
- Practical and magical about what you do
You might take Career Assessments to assist you in clarifying self-concept or efficacy. Assessment tools measure of your Interests, Values, Skills/Abilities, and Personality Preference.
Next, relate your new self-knowledge to occupational information. Exposure to a narrower range of career options will allow you to consider personal lifestyle implications and consider course relevance.
Following extensive occupational research, create a Career Focus. Your career focus
may involve levels of job titles based on shot-term, mid-range, or long-term educational
degree levels and work experience.
Look into possible education majors related to your career focus. Once you have made a decision, make an appointment with a Counselor in the Counseling Department, Disabled Student Services or EOPS to create your academic plan at Grossmont College.
REMEMBER to remain flexible and creative with your career development process. Nothing is linear anymore and we must be prepared to manage changes over time in the 21st Century Workplace.