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Research shows, students who have a career or program goal are more successful in college. LSC Counselors help students with this important decision. Students can work with a counselor to take a career assessment and to set up career exploration activities.

Career counseling may involve the following:

  • Career opportunities
  • Types of education and training needed for various careers
  • Identifying resources for gathering career information
  • Decision-making skills
  • Your values, interests, skills
  • The job market (salaries, employment outlook, working conditions)
  • Changing majors or careers

Assessments and Inventories
LSC Counselors use a variety of career assessment tools to help you understand your work-related interests, values, skills, and personality factors. Two of the most commonly used instruments:

The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) is based on the idea that individuals are more satisfied and productive when they work at tasks that they find interesting and when they work with people whose interests are similar to their own. The SII measures your interests in a wide range of occupations, occupational activities, hobbies, leisure activities and types of people. The SII costs 10.00 and takes about 40 minutes to complete.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is designed to help you understand your unique personality and the way you relate to others around you. The MBTI can help you determine your preferences for how you take in information and how you make decisions. The MBTI costs 10.00 and takes about 30 minutes to complete.

It is best to meet with an LSC Counselor prior to taking the SII and/or MBTI to make sure they’ll meet your needs. Your results are confidential and will be released for each instrument.

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Make Sound Career Decisions
Making sound career decisions is based upon accurate, up-to-date, and sufficient information. The second part of this process is utilizing a decision making strategy that is thorough, well thought out, considers alternatives, and has anticipated some obstacles that may get in the way.

Resources:

Check out LSC’s Career Services website!