Thinking about a career change, but don't know where to start? We can help!
For an appointment with a career counselor to do a personalized Career Profile, contact Career Services at 260-982-5242 or email. It is preferable to meet in person, but appointments can be conducted by phone.
Making decisions about what career field to pursue next involves these steps:
1. Know Yourself
2. Research Careers
3. Get Experience & Make a Plan
Self assessment is discovering your interests, abilities/skills, values, personality type, and decision-making style and how all these characteristics fit into careers that would be right for you. Completing a Career Profile appointment with the Office of Career Services is a great way to explore how your personality, interests and values relate to potential careers. The profile utilizes the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Strong Interest Inventory and a values sheet.
For a Career Profile appointment, contact OCS for the assessment materials. Complete the materials on your own, then return them to OCS to set up a 1-hour appointment with a career counselor.
You can preliminarily evaluate your skills and personality using the following online tools.
Once you know more about yourself and your preferences, you can follow the next steps to research careers and see which fit your style best.