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Career Exploration

♦ Take the time to try new things:

  • Choose electives that interest you
  • Take classes through community organizations
  • Read industry magazines, books, articles related to your interests
  • Identify the best career options based on your personality - RIASEC

♦ Volunteering/Job Shadowing in the industry you are interested in

♦ Getting a part-time job to build your soft skills

  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Resilience
  • Assertiveness


Holland's Theory - RIASEC

Match personality, work environment, and interests with career

R- Realistic: Enjoys work that includes practical hands-on problems and solutions

I - Investigate: Enjoys working with ideas, facts, and figuring out problems mentally

A - Artistic: Enjoys working with forms, designs, and patterns. Prefer work that can be done without following a clear set of rules

S - Social: Enjoys working with, communicating with, and teaching people. Like to be of service to others

E - Enterprising: Enjoys occupations that involve leading people and making decisions

C - Conventional: Enjoys working with data and details more than ideas. Like having set procedures and routines.