Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions a person will ever make.It is a basic factor to the type of life a person wants to have. Everyone wants to be successful but they do not get the right guidance to make right decision at right time. So we thought it would be appropriate to promote awareness of the options available to the students well in advance, so that they can make an informed decision according to their interest and aptitude.
Plan Your Career
Choosing a career is a difficult matter, that too in the best of times. Add to this opinions of friends and parents, and the young person is caught up in a confusing situation where making a decision is almost impossible. We help young people to choose a career, gain competencies required for it, make decisions, set goals and take action. The decision for each individual differs, since everyone is a distinct individual.
Choosing a career is a multi-step process. It involves gathering information on a number of things, the first being yourself.
The initial step, involves gathering information about you. You should develop an understanding of yourself, including your values, interests, aptitudes, abilities, personal traits and desired life style. Also be aware of the relationship between self and occupational choice.
Know the Options
So that you have completed your self-assessment, now its time for you to identify academic and career options available. This allows you to investigate the world of work, narrow a general occupational direction into a specific one through an informed decision-making process. You can begin with identifying potential careers, gathering information about those careers, and then match the career information with the results from your self-assessment.
Which are the Competency Areas?
Next step is to evaluate occupational choices and gain practical experience through internships, co-operative education, relevant summer employment, volunteer work and campus activities. In addition, more specific decisions about occupational choices are made.
After all these you should make an initial occupational choice. Individuals prepare for and begin conducting a job search, or apply to graduate or professional schools.