Career Planning Mike Walker UNIV1011: University Success November 4, 2002
Overview of this Lecture • Review of Basic Concepts • Nipissing University Resources • Career Resource People • Career Resource Materials • Personal Career Planning/Resources • Learning Style and Career Planning • Self-Evaluation Activities • Further Internet Resources
Basic Concepts Overview of text material
Know thyself Ask others Plan your life Plan your career Consider further schooling Draw on other resources Do some research Choose a complementary minor Invent a specialty Just choose Choose again Pages 368 - 369 “But I don’t know what I want to do”
Know key terms Transfer Course equivalents Articulation agreements Prerequisites Learn about the different types of schools . . . Number of students Class sizes Contact with instructors Admission criteria Availability of degrees Costs Mission Location Religious affiliation Diversity Pages 370 - 371 Changing schools (post-grad)
Dig up other key factors create your own academic profile list school’s requirements draw up a list of your equivalents Turn to three basic sources materials people your own experience Put choice in context family & support purpose, values & goals instinct & intuition just choose Changing schools (post-grad)
Think about . . . • Contributing (p. 375) • what do you need for yourself • what do you want to give to others • Career Planning (p. 378) • Job Skills (p. 381) • Conference Board of Canada • www.conferenceboard.ca • Handout
Nipissing University Career Resources
Don’t forget about your professors . . . their resources can be limitless!
Career Resource People • Personal and Career Counselling • Dan Pletzer - 4493 - firstname.lastname@example.org • Angela Cupido - 4554 - email@example.com • David Rider - 4399 - firstname.lastname@example.org • General Info or Appointments - 4331 • Placement Officer • Terry Roome - 4491 - email@example.com • Student Positions including NipWorks • B.Ed. Employment Workshops, Board Info • Service Learning • Christina Furst - 4241
Nipissing UniversityCareer Seminars for 2002- 2003 for more information see the Student Affairs Office - A201
Career Counselling Seminars • Bi-weekly, 1-hour introductory Career Planning Seminars for students. • Location: Student Affairs, Rm. A201 • Dates: • November 15, 2002 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • November 29, 2002 - 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM • January 17, 2003 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM • January 31, 2003 - 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM • etc. • Contact: Sheila Etches • Email:firstname.lastname@example.org • Phone: 474-3450, ext. 4331
Career Week WorkshopsNovember 18-22 and again in Feb/Mar • Organizing Your Job Search • Resume Writing • Interview Skills • School to Work Transition • Please register at Student Affairs (A201) for these workshops. • Contact: Wendy McCoy • Email:email@example.com • Phone: 474-3461 ext 4331
Career Week WorkshopsNovember 18-22 and again in Feb/Mar • What Can I Do With My Degree? • Please register at Student Affairs (A201) for this workshop. • Contact: Sheila Etches • Email:firstname.lastname@example.org • Phone: 474-3461 ext 4331
Career Week WorkshopsNovember 18-22 and again in Feb/Mar • School to Work Transition • March 5, 2002 - 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM • Please register at Student Affairs (A201) for this workshop. • Contact: Wendy McCoy • Email:email@example.com • Phone: 474-3461 ext 4331
National Occupational Classificationhttp://www23.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/
National Occupational Classification • Since its introduction in 1992, the National Occupational Classification system continues to be the authoritative resource on occupational information in Canada. The NOC is used daily by thousands of people to understand the jobs found throughout Canada's labour market.
National Occupational Classification • Management Occupations • (Bank of Montreal, The Prudential…) • Business, Finance and Administration • (Bell Canada, Treasury Board of Canada…) • Natural and Applied Sciences and Related • (Careers in Mathematical Sciences, Ontario Hydro…) • Health • (Careers in Pharmacy, Massage Therapy…)
National Occupational Classification continued . . . • Social Sciences, Education, Government Science and Religion • (Canadian Armed Forces, OPP Application Package, The Foreign Service…) • Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport • (Publishing Careers and Professional Development, YMCA…) • Sales and Service • (Bell Sygma Telecommunications, SunLife, Met Life…)
National Occupational Classification continued . . . • Trades, Transportation and Equipment Operators and Related • (Canadian Trucking HR Council, The Future is Yours to Build…) • Primary Industry • (Essential Careers in Agriculture and Food) • Processing, Manufacturing and Utilities • (Canada Packers Inc., etc.) All of this Online at http://www.worklogic.com:81/noc/home.html
Career Planning & Development • Career Magazines (usually in Student Affairs) • Career Options • Career World • Realm • jobpostings • Graduate Studies • GradSource – The Magazine for Graduate Studies
Career Planning & Development – moving to library • General Career Planning Resources • (Accounting to Zoology, Career Research Guide, Computer Studies…) • General Career Planning for Teachers • (The ABC's of Surviving Your First Weeks in the Classroom, Faculty of Education Workshop…)
Job Search Skills– moving to library • Resume Writing Resources • (The Damn Good Resume Guide, The Resume Guide, Electronic Resume Revolution...) • Interview Preparation Resources • (How to Turn an Interview Into a Job, Preparing for the Interview…) • General Job Search Resources • (21 Steps to a Better Job, Career Directions, How to Get a Job, Using the Internet…)
Employment/Placement– moving to library • Contact Resource • (Government of Canada Phone Directory, Social Services Directory, Who's Who in Canadian Placement…) • International Employment Resources • (International Exchange Programs, Working and Living Overseas…)
Employment/Placement cont.– moving to library • International Employment for Teachers • (International School Services, KOM-International Education Consultants…) • Schools and School Boards Resources • (Ontario Public School Teacher's Federation, Ontario Boards Surveying Hiring Information, Directory of Education Schools and Boards…)
Professional Training& Certification Programs – moving to library • Correspondence Programs • (Directory of Distance Education Courses, Independent Learning Centre, UCAN…) • Specific Post Secondary Studies • (Addiction Research, Arts (fine & creative), Business Schools, CMA, CA, CGA, Law, Medicine, Real Estate…)
Graduate & Professional School Entrance Examinations & Testing– moving to library • Professional Graduate School Admission Testing • (Dental Aptitude Test, Guides for GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT tests…)
Information about SpecificProfessional Programs • Law Schools and the LSAT: • Law School Admission Test • http://admin.acadiau.ca/counsel/law.htm • Graduate Schools and GRE Information: • Graduate Record Exam • http://admin.acadiau.ca/counsel/grad.htm • Medical Schools and the MCAT: • Medical School Admission Test • http://admin.acadiau.ca/counsel/med.htm
Information about SpecificProfessional Programs • Admission to MBA Programs: • Graduate Management Admission Test • http://admin.acadiau.ca/counsel/bus.htm • Educational Resource Links: • Preparation and Review Links Online (for graduate exams) • Graduate School and Professional Resources Online • http://admin.acadiau.ca/counsel/edlinks.htm
Publications and Journals & University Calendars - library • Sources, Job Mart Newspaper, University Affairs, Communication Briefings, The Chronicle • Canadian Universities by Province • International Universities • (Most universities in the U.K., various universities in France, Germany, Australia, United States, etc.)
Your Career Personal Career Planning and Resources
Learning Style & Career Planning • Review your KOLB learning style • Diverger • Assimilator • Converger • Accommodator • Career Map handout
Diverger • Best at concrete experience and reflective observation. Their strengths lie in an imaginative ability. They tend to be interested in people and emotional elements. People with this learning style tend to become counselors, organizational development specialists and personnel managers. They have broad cultural interests and tend to specialize in the arts. This style is characterizes individuals from humanities and liberal arts backgrounds.
Assimilator • Learning dominated by abstract conceptualization and reflective observation. Their strengths lie in their ability to create theoretical models. They tend to be less interested in people and less concerned with practical applications of knowledge. They are often more concerned with abstract concepts. Assimilators are often found in research and planning departments. This learning style is more characteristic of basic science and mathematics than applied sciences.
Converger • Dominant learning abilities are abstract conceptualization and active experimentation. The converger's greatest strength is in the practical application of idea. They tend to be relatively unemotional. They prefer to deal with things rather than people. Convergers tend to have narrow technical interests and quite often choose to specialize in the physical sciences.
Accommodator • Best at concrete experience and active experimentation, their strengths lie in doing things and involving themselves in new experiences. They are called accommodators because they excel in adapting to specific immediate circumstances. They tend to solve problems intuitively, relying on others for information. Accommodators are often found working in marketing and sales. The accommodator is at ease with people but is sometimes seen as impatient and pushy. This learner's educational background is often in technical or practical fields such as business.
Multiple Intelligences and Career Exploration The Inventory
Howard Gardner Linguistic Math/Logical Spatial Kinesthetic Musical Interpersonal Intrapersonal Interest may = Aptitude, Strength & Preference vs Disinterest may = Ineptitude, Weakness & Prejudice Multiple Intelligences
Linguistic Intelligence is • the capacity to effectively employ words, either orally (e.g., politician, public speaker, storyteller, talk show host) or in writing (e.g., journalist, playwright, poet, editor).
Logical-Mathematical Intelligence is • the capacity to effectively employ numbers (e.g., mathematician, statistician, tax accountant) and to reason soundly (e.g., computer programmer, logician, scientist).
Spatial Intelligence is • the capacity to perceive the visual-spatial world accurately (e.g., guide, hunter, scout) and to perform transformations upon those perceptions (e.g. artist, engineer, surgeon, interior decorator, cabinet maker).
Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence is • the capacity to use your complete body in expressing ideas and feelings (e.g., actor, athlete, dancer, mime), including the facility to use your hand's to create or transform things (e.g., artistic painter, mechanic, sculptor, surgeon).
Musical Intelligence is • the capacity with musical forms to perceive (e.g., music lover), discriminate and judge (e.g., music critic), transform (e.g., composer), and express (instrument player/performer).
Intrapersonal Intelligence is • the capacity to make discriminations among one's own inner feelings, eventually to label these feelings, and to symbolize these feelings. • the capacity to understand yourself and to subsequently act adaptively (e.g. introspective novelist or poet, religious professional, "rugged individualist").
Interpersonal Intelligence is • the capacity to quickly grasp and evaluate the moods, intentions, motivations, and feelings of other people. • the capacity to act upon what one grasps and evaluates (e.g. teacher, salesperson, psychologist, politician).
Self-Evaluation Activities • Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator • Angela’s handout and activities • TypeFocus™ Career • Based on Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator • On line and interactive • Work with a Career Counsellor • See a career counsellor for follow-up and further tools • Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator • Strong Interest Inventory