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College: What Direction?

career vs job college planning

Career vs Job?

Some people simply have "jobs," while others have "careers." So you are probably asking 'what's the difference?' Both are considered 'employment' but with a career, the kind of work you do is based on your interests. It's a path you yourself have chosen to follow. College can help you turn your passions and interests into a career you love. REMEMBER choosing a college major does not necessarily limit you to one type of career.

What do you like to do?

It's not an easy question to answer but it is important to know when you are considering college. There are a number of methods that we employ to help you answer this question. One resource we have used in the past is the following: CareerOneStop



Personality Test for College    

Personality Tests

'Personality Tests', often referred to as 'Personality Inventories', essentially are assessments of your personality, interests, and skills and talents. Assessing these traits can be very helpful now in you college planning and will also help later when it's time to choose a career.

For a closer look at yourself, take a personality inventory, a questionnaire that asks how you would think, act, and feel in specific situations.

The most popular personality inventory is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI). Unofficial versions of this personality inventory are available online and can be completed in 30 minutes. Your answers to the multiple-choice questions will be evaluated and you'll receive an explanation of your personality type.

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  • There is a very old Hebrew proverb that states "Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time"
  • Most colleges prefer slightly lower grades in a rigorous program are preferred to all A's in less challenging coursework