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Finding Your Career Path

Presented for PSYC 210:

Applications in Human Development

Mike Major, SPHRDirectorCareer Services

resources available
Resources available
  • Resume and cover letter building and critiques
  • Online Tutorials
    • Resume, Cover Letter, Interviewing, Job Search Strategies
  • Mock interviews and interview coaching
  • Network development
  • Career fairs on campus exclusively for SVSU students to network with potential employers
  • Internship/Co-op advising
  • Job search strategies
  • Developing personal brand
  • On-campus student employment

www.svsu.edu/careers

ideal pathway
Investigate

Discover

Experience

Activate

Link

IDEAL Pathway

www.svsu.edu/careers

taking the ideal pathway
Investigate how your personality, goals, talents, interests and passions can guide your career decisions

Discover career fields that allow you to apply the things you learned about yourself in the “investigate” stage

Taking the IDEAL Pathway

www.svsu.edu/careers

ideal pathway con t
Experience the career field that most interests you through research, classes, and internships

Activate your plan for employment or graduate school after graduation

Link with potential employers through job fairs, on campus interviews, and your school’s on-line database

IDEAL Pathway (con’t.)

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career pathways
Arts and Communications

Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology

Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology

Health Sciences

Human Services

Natural Resources and Agriscience

Career Pathways

www.svsu.edu/careers

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Research by Penn State and other institutions has shown that up to 80 percent of students entering college admit that they\'re not certain what they really want to majorin, even if they\'ve initially declared a major. In addition, up to 50 percent of college students change their majors at least once before graduation, and some change several times.

Source: http://dus.psu.edu/md/mdintro.htm

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what are the hot career fields
What are the “hot” career fields?
  • Governor’s Economic Summit (3/19/13)
    • Top 4 talent needs in Michigan:
      • IT Professionals
      • Skilled Workers
      • Project Managers
      • Engineers
    • Manufacturing is still the base of Michigan’s economy
    • Experiential learning must happen in any career pathway

www.svsu.edu/careers

fortune s 10 hot careers for 2012 and beyond
Fortune’s “10 hot careers for 2012 – and beyond”
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Health care professionals
  • Health care management and support staff
  • Engineers
  • Industrial skills
  • Life sciences and biotech
  • Sales
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Discount retailers
  • Private equity firms

Source: http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2011/12/27/10-hot-careers-for-2012-and-beyond/

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Ultimately, you can be successful in any of the career pathways if you follow your passion and create a plan for success.

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the value of internships
The Value of Internships

Overall first-job offer to new college graduates with NO internship experience:

$37,621

Overall first-job offer to new college graduates with an internship experience:

$41,580

Difference of $3,959

Source: 2013 NACE Salary Survey

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psychological foundations career advising
Psychological Foundations: Career Advising

Personality based

Carl Jung

Introversion/Extraversion

Sensing/Intuitive

Thinking/Feeling

Myers-Briggs

Added Judging/Perceiving

Keirsey

KTS-II for individual analysis

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psychological foundations career advising1
Psychological Foundations: Career Advising

Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory

John Holland, PhD.

Holland Job Codes

Realistic

Investigative

Artistic

Social

Enterprising

Conventional

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my advice
My Advice

Take MATH!

Keep an open mind

Follow your passions

Connect with Career Services wherever you go

Get involved

Student life, co-op/internship, faculty advising

It’s OK to be worried and even a little scared

Manage your online presence (Facebook/LinkedIn)

Have FUN!

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boston marathon bombing victim halloween costume makes michigan woman target on social media
Boston Marathon bombing victim Halloween costume makes Michigan woman target on social media

A photograph posted to Alicia Lynch\'s Twitter account, @SomeSkankinMI, shows the Michigan woman wearing an SVSU race shirt with fake scars on her legs. The photograph has gained national attention and led to death threats following the costume tweet.

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2013/11/boston_marathon_bombing_victim.html

Manage your online presence

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