Over the last two weeks the blog postings have addressed identification of natural abilities and the fact that they are measurable. When measured, they can help provide insight for determining career direction or ways in which we can develop greater balance in our lives through cultivation of our work environment, responsibilities, or perhaps musical talents or other areas of interest.
For high school students trying to narrow the selection of a college or for college students who are struggling with declaring a major, it is beneficial to create a plan and pay attention to natural abilities. Here is an example:
Jenny, a high school senior is trying to make a decision between 3 schools she has received acceptances from for college. She is undecided about a career path, loves to write, travel and read. She also enjoys working with children and thought about becoming a teacher. Her profile shows that she has strong Vocabulary, Concept Organization and Observation abilities. She also has a strong Design Memory. Working with Jenny, one of the schools she is considering is the University Of Missouri. Looking more closely at the School of Journalism, there is great opportunity for her to explore her interests and her natural abilities for a great career outcome filled with lots of options. Click here to see the example.
Finding a right college fit and determining career direction shouldn’t be a shot in the dark. Your college experience is an investment in your future, so it needs to be evaluated and balanced carefully like a financial portfolio. Need help evaluating and balancing? Contact me for more information.