Career Planning 101
This five session non-credit course is open to first-, second- and third-year students who are still exploring career options, are in a major or concentration they wish to confirm, or are happy with a major and working to identify career opportunities.
Session One: Introductions, review of course, overview of the Center, instructions for taking career assessments.
Session Two: Using two types of assessments, you'll discover your work values, which will be critical for choosing a career to pursue.
Session Three: Self-assessment of skills and characteristics in relation to what employers seek (based on the National Association of Colleges and Employers report) and what are necessary for coping in the workplace.
Session Four: Review of results from three online assessments
- The Strong Interest Inventory, a career interest assessment based on the work of John Holland and the Holland Codes. The results will connect you to careers you match most closely with, based on your likes and dislikes.
- Career Leader, considered the premier online business assessment tool designed by two career development experts at Harvard Business School. The results include your top career matches along with work motivators and cultural fit.
- The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a personality assessment based on Carl Jung’s theory of psychological type. You will receive a profile of how your personality fits best in the workplace.
Session Five: A review of resources, including:
- Websites that focus on career exploration, career information, internship search, employer research, and additional self-assessment.
- Alumni/Student Career Link database for networking with Bryant alumni.
- Information on career exploration and experiential education programs including the Alumni Shadow Program and Academic Internship Program.
- What to consider regarding graduate school.
- Encouragement to follow up with an individual appointment.