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Unformatted text preview: What’s Inside Step 1: Engage the Process Knowing: What’s involved in career choice..............2 Doing: How to make a better decision .......................3 Where am I now, where do I want to be? ..................4 What does my major decision look like? ...................5 What is my vision for the future? ...............................6 Action plan to engage the process ..............................7 Step 2: Understand Myself & My Options Understand my values, interests, and skills .............8 Self-exploration questions ...........................................8 Values, interests, and skills checklist .......................10 The Holland party game ............................................11 FSU majors by Holland code .....................................12 The sixteen career clusters .........................................14 Action plan to understand myself & my options ...19 Step 3: Explore My Options Expand my list of options ..........................................20 Narrow my list of options ..........................................21 Action plan to explore my list of options ................22 Step 4: Evaluate My Options A decision-making exercise .......................................23 Rank my alternatives ..................................................25 Action plan to evaluate my options .........................25 Step 5: Act on My Choice I have made a choice ...................................................26 Action plan to act on my choice ................................26 I have not made a choice ............................................27 Step 6: Re f ect on My Decision .................27 Choosing a Major or Occupation Welcome! Selecting an academic major is one of the most signi f cant decisions you will make as a student at Florida State University (FSU). As you start this journey, you may feel eager or overwhelmed by the many possibilities that await you. However you feel, advisors from the Career Center and Advising First recognize the importance of this decision and are here to offer assistance. This guide was developed for students who are ready to actively engage in the major selection and career decision-making process. It is a great resource for both Exploratory majors and other students who have declared a major, but may be experiencing doubt with their initial decision. Since choosing a major involves careful consideration and a serious time commitment, this guide is both informative and action-oriented. When you devote the attention and energy your decision deserves, you will be pleased by the results. Let’s get started. your decision deserves, you will be pleased by the results. Let’s get started. Choosing a Major or Occupation 2 STEP 1: Engage the Process Decision making includes both knowing ( ∆ ) and doing ( ). Reviewing the pyramid 1 below contributes to knowing and helps you answer “ What’s Involved in a Career Choice? ” On the next page, How to Make a Better Decision...
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2010 for the course CMSY 103 taught by Professor N/a during the Fall '06 term at Howard County Community College.

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