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					Career Planning


    Mike Walker
    UNIV1011: University Success
    November 15, 2007
Peer Activity for end of this class
        For end of class, each of you will
    1.        Introduce yourself & your “type”
    2.        Indicate the broad career clusters which were
              identified for you by Type Focus Career
    3.        Answer the following questions:
         1.     Were your previous career choices identified?
         2.     Was there a career path identified that you never
                thought of before that interested or excited you?
    4.        From your perspective,
         1.     What was the most satisfying job or volunteer position
                that you have had to date?
         2.     If there was nothing in my way, my dream job would
                be…
Overview of this Lecture

     Career planning resources at Nipissing U.
         Career resource people
         Career resource materials
     Personal career planning & resources
         Learning/personality style and career planning
         Self-evaluation/discovery activities
             TypeFocus Career and others
         More Internet resources
Our Textbook

  Chapter 11: Managing Career & Money

  Employability Skills 2000+
  Conference Board of Canada
Nipissing University


    Career Resources
Nipissing Career Resource People

   Personal and Career Counselling
       Dan Pletzer - 4493 - danp@nipissingu.ca
       Angela Cupido - 4554 - angelac@nipissingu.ca
       ????? - 4399 - ?????@nipissingu.ca
       General Info or Appointments, Sheril – 4362

   Placement Officer
       Lianne Gagne - 4491 - lianneg@nipissingu.ca
       Placement secretary - 4507
       Student Positions including NipWorks
       B.Ed. Employment Workshops, Board Info
Nipissing Career Online Resources

   Career Counselling - Services
       www.nipissingu.ca/studentaffairs/career_counselling.asp
   FAQs – frequently asked questions
       www.nipissingu.ca/studentaffairs/career_counselling_faq.asp
   Links
       www.nipissingu.ca/studentaffairs/career_counselling_links.asp
   What can I do with a major in….?
       www.nipissingu.ca/studentaffairs/career_counselling_major.asp
Career Express Drop-In

         Student Affairs Office – A201
   Drop In hours:
     Every Tuesday & Wednesday

     3:00 to 4:30 PM

     Get to meet with a career counsellor for a
      brief consult
     Follow up with more time & activity if

      necessary
Nipissing University
Career Seminars
for 2007 - 2008
    …for more information ask in the
    Student Affairs Office - A201
     Career Week Workshops
    November 12 – 16, 2007 & February 11 – 15, 2008


   Resume Writing
   What Can I Do with My Degree in…?
   Organizing Your Job Search
   Portfolio Preparation
   Effective Interview Skills
   School to Work Transition
       Please register with any of the secretaries in
        Student Affairs, A201 for these seminars
       Phone: 474-3461 ext 4507
       Email: placement@nipissingu.ca
                      Job Fair 2008
                          February 27, 2008


   Annual Nipissing University/Canadore College joint initiative
   Students have the opportunity
       to meet participating employers, and
       to obtain up to date information about careers and future job
        prospects
   For more information, please contact the Placement Office at
     (705) 474-3450, ext. 4507 or

       placement@nipissingu.ca
          Graduation & Employment Rates:
             Nipissing University 2005
Program                Graduation Rate                    Employment Rate


                                               6 months                 2 years

Education                     97.9%             95.3%                       98.8%



Business & Commerce           64.7%            100.0%                   100.0%



Social Sciences               83.3%             85.7%                       94.4%



Humanities                               (5)   100.0%                   100.0%



Other Arts & Science          70.2%            100.0%                   100.0%



Institution Rate             83.8%              95.0%                       98.4%




       Source: http://www.nipissingu.ca/aboutus/performance.asp
Graduation & Employment Rates
Nipissing University 2006
Program                      Graduation Rate(1)            Employment Rate(2)
                                                        6 months          2 years
Education                                   96.2%                97.4%          97.4%
Business & Commerce                         65.4%             100.0%            100.0%
Fine Arts                                         (5)         100.0%            100.0%
Nursing                                           (5)              (5)              (5)
Social Sciences                             94.4%             100.0%            90.5%
Mathematics                                       (5)              (4)              (4)
Humanities                                        (5)         100.0%            100.0%
Other Arts & Science                        64.1%             100.0%            100.0%
Agriculture & Bio. Science                        (5)              (4)              (4)
Computer Science                                  (5)         100.0%            100.0%
Institution Rate                    83.1%                98.0%                  97.2%
Don’t forget about your
professors . . .

    their resources can be limitless!
More Nipissing Resource
Materials

   Library/Paper Resources
National Occupational
Classification & Career
http://www23.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/
National Occupational Classification

   Since its introduction in 1992, the National
    Occupational Classification system continues
    to be the authoritative resource on
    occupational information in Canada.
   The NOC is used daily by thousands of
    people to understand the jobs found
    throughout Canada's labour market.

         http://www23.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/
National Occupational Classification

   Management Occupations
       (Bank of Montreal, The
        Prudential…)
   Business, Finance and
    Administration
       (Bell Canada, Treasury Board
        of Canada…)
   Natural and Applied
    Sciences and Related
       (Careers in Mathematical
        Sciences, Ontario Hydro…)
   Health
       (Careers in Pharmacy,
        Massage Therapy…)
National Occupational Classification
continued . . .
   Social Sciences, Education,
    Government Science and
    Religion
       (Canadian Armed Forces, OPP
        Application Package, The
        Foreign Service…)
   Art, Culture, Recreation and
    Sport
       (Publishing Careers and
        Professional Development,
        YMCA…)
   Sales and Service
       (Bell Telecommunications,
        SunLife, Met Life…)
National Occupational Classification
continued . . .
   Trades, Transportation and
    Equipment Operators and
    Related
       (Canadian Trucking HR
        Council, The Future is Yours to
        Build…)
   Primary Industry
       (Essential Careers in
        Agriculture and Food)
   Processing, Manufacturing
    and Utilities
       (Canada Packers Inc., etc.)
Career Planning & Development

   Career Magazines (usually in Student Affairs)
       Career Options
       Career World
       Realm
       jobpostings
   Graduate Studies
       GradSource – The Magazine for Graduate
        Studies
Career Planning & Development –
moving to library
   General Career Planning Resources
       (Accounting to Zoology, Career Research Guide,
        Computer Studies…)
   General Career Planning for Teachers
       (The ABC's of Surviving Your First Weeks in the
        Classroom, Faculty of Education Workshop…)
Job Search Skills
– moving to library
   Resume Writing Resources
       (The Damn Good Resume Guide, The Resume
        Guide, Electronic Resume Revolution...)
   Interview Preparation Resources
       (How to Turn an Interview Into a Job, Preparing
        for the Interview…)
   General Job Search Resources
       (21 Steps to a Better Job, Career Directions, How
        to Get a Job, Using the Internet…)
Employment/Placement
– moving to library
   Contact Resource
       (Government of Canada Phone Directory, Social
        Services Directory, Who's Who in Canadian
        Placement…)
   International Employment Resources
       (International Exchange Programs, Working and
        Living Overseas…)
Employment/Placement cont.
– moving to library
   International Employment for Teachers
       (International School Services, KOM-International
        Education Consultants…)
   Schools and School Boards Resources
       (Ontario Public School Teacher's Federation,
        Ontario Boards Surveying Hiring Information,
        Directory of Education Schools and Boards…)
Professional Training& Certification
Programs – moving to library
   Correspondence Programs
       (Directory of Distance Education Courses,
        Independent Learning Centre, UCAN…)
   Specific Post Secondary Studies
       (Addiction Research, Arts (fine & creative),
        Business Schools, CMA, CA, CGA, Law,
        Medicine, Real Estate…)
Graduate & Professional School Entrance
Examinations & Testing – moving to library
   Professional
    Graduate School
    Admission Testing
       (Dental Aptitude Test,
        Guides for GMAT, GRE,
        LSAT, MCAT tests…)
Information about Specific
Professional Programs
   Law Schools and the LSAT:
     Law School Admission Test

   http://admin.acadiau.ca/counsel/careers/law.html

   Graduate Schools and GRE Information:
     Graduate Record Exam

   http://admin.acadiau.ca/counsel/EDstudy/grad.html

   Medical Schools and the MCAT:
     Medical College Admission Test

   http://admin.acadiau.ca/counsel/careers/medicine.html
Information about Specific
Professional Programs
     Admission to MBA Programs:
         Graduate Management Admission Test
     http://admin.acadiau.ca/counsel/careers/BusAdmin.html


     Educational Resource Links:
         Preparation and Review Links Online (for
          graduate exams)
         Graduate School and Professional Resources
          Online
     http://admin.acadiau.ca/counsel/careers/index.html
Publications and Journals & University
Calendars - library
   Sources, Job Mart Newspaper, University
    Affairs, Communication Briefings, The
    Chronicle
   Canadian Universities by Province
   International Universities
       (Most universities in the U.K., various universities
        in France, Germany, Australia, United States,
        etc.)
Your Career


   Learning Styles & Careers
   and
   Personal Career Planning Resources
Personality Spectrum & Work



          Thinker      Giver




         Organizer   Adventurer
Thinker

   You work best when assigned projects which
    require analytical thinking and problem-solving.
   You are inspired by futuristic ideas and
    potentials.
   You need the freedom to go beyond the
    established rules.
   You feel appreciate when praised for your
    ingenuity.
   You dislike repetitive tasks.
Organizer

   You enjoy work that requires detailed planning
    and follow-through.
   You prefer to have tasks defined in clear and
    concrete terms.
   You need a well structured, stable environment,
    free from abrupt changes.
   You feel appreciated when you are praised for
    neatness, organization, and efficiency.
    You like frequent feedback so you know you
    are on the right track.
Giver

   You function best in a warm, harmonious
    working environment with the possibility
    of interacting with openness and honesty.
   You prefer to avoid conflict and hostility.
   You thrive when your creative approach
    to your work is appreciated and praised.
Adventurer

   You function best in a work environment that is action-
    packed with a hands-on approach.
   You appreciate the opportunity to be skillful and
    adventurous, and to use your natural ability as a negotiator.
   You like freedom on the job so you can perform in
    nontraditional ways and in your own style.
   Keeping a good sense of humor and avoiding boredom on
    the job is important to you.
   You feel appreciated when your performance and skills are
    acknowledged.
For more on Personality
Spectrum in the working
world…
    see Table 11.3 on p. 330 in text.
      Strengths on the job
      Challenges on the job

      Look for jobs/careers that feature…
Multiple Intelligences &
Career Exploration

    Multiple Intelligences:
    It’s not about how smart we are;
    it’s about how we are smart!
Multiple Intelligences
       Howard Gardner
                        Interest may = Aptitude,
    Linguistic
                          Strength & Preference
    Math/Logical
    Spatial                      vs
    Kinesthetic           Disinterest may =
    Musical             Ineptitude, Weakness &
    Interpersonal               Prejudice
    Intrapersonal
    Naturalist
Verbal – Linguistic Intelligence is
   the capacity to effectively employ words,
    either orally (e.g., politician, public speaker,
    storyteller, talk show host) or in writing (e.g.,
    journalist, playwright, poet, editor).
Some Linguistic Occupations
Source Online: www.igs.net/~cmorris/smo_comments.html


         archivist/ librarian/ curator/           philosopher
          historian                                politician/ orator
         attorney/ legal assistant                psychotherapist
         author/ novelist/ poet/                  radio/ television
          playwright                                announcer/ talk-show
         call center operator                      host
         comedian/ storyteller                    sales person
         copywriter/ technical writer/            secretary/ typist
          editor/ proofreader                      social scientist
         English teacher/ teacher                 speech pathologist/
         interpreter/ translator                   speech therapist
         journalist/ reporter                     tour guide/ travel
                                                    counselor
Logical – Mathematical Intelligence
is
    the capacity to effectively employ numbers
     (e.g., mathematician, statistician, tax
     accountant) and to reason soundly (e.g.,
     computer programmer, logician, scientist).
Some Logical/Math Occupations Source Online:
www.igs.net/~cmorris/smo_comments.html


        accountant/ auditor/               engineer/ physicist/
         banker/ bookkeeper/ tax             mathematician
         accountant                         inventor/ mechanic/
        analyst/ economist                  mechanical engineer
        astronomer                         investment broker/
        biologist/ chemist/                 stockbroker/ financial
         microbiologist                      service
        chess player                       lawyer/ para-legal
        computer analyst /                  secretary
         programmer / systems               logician/ statistician
         analyst                            physician/ pharmacist
        database administrator/            researcher/ scientist
         programmer                         science teacher
Visual – Spatial Intelligence is
   the capacity to perceive the visual-spatial
    world accurately (e.g., guide, hunter, scout)
    and to perform transformations upon those
    perceptions (e.g. artist, engineer, surgeon,
    interior decorator, cabinet maker).
Some Spatial Occupations
Source Online: www.igs.net/~cmorris/smo_comments.html

         architect/ builder/ drafting            hairstylist/ makeup artist
          technician/ mould designer/             interior decorator / set
          engineer                                 designer
         artist/ painter/ sculptor/              inventor/ machinist
          craftsperson                            landscape architect /
         art teacher/ therapist                   designer
         carpenter/ mechanic                     navigator/ outdoor guide/
         cartographer/ surveyor                   ranger/ pilot/ scout/ tour
         computer-aided designer /                guide
          computer programmer/ web                photographer/ film
          developer                                director/ editor
         dentist/ surgeon                        seamstress/ tailor/
         geographer/ urban planner                fashion designer
Bodily – Kinesthetic Intelligence is

   the capacity to use your complete body in
    expressing ideas and feelings (e.g., actor,
    athlete, dancer, mime), including the facility
    to use your hand's to create or transform
    things (e.g., artistic painter, mechanic,
    sculptor, surgeon).
Some Kinesthetic Occupations Source Online:
www.igs.net/~cmorris/smo_comments.html


        acrobat/ juggler/ clown/           equestrian/ jockey
         magician
                                            ergonomist
        actor/ actress/ mime/
         model/ drama coach                 factory worker
        aerobics instructor                farmer/ forest ranger
        architect                          instrumental musician
        artist/ painter/ sculptor          inventor/ mechanic
        athlete/ gymnast                   massage/
                                             physiotherapist
        carpenter/ construction
         worker/ welder                     recreational worker
        choreographer/ dancer              stunt people
        coach/ phys ed teacher             swimming instructor
        craftsperson/ jeweler              surgeon
        engineer                           transport driver
Musical – Rhythmic Intelligence is
   the capacity with musical forms to perceive
    (e.g., music lover), discriminate and judge
    (e.g., music critic), transform (e.g.,
    composer), and express (instrument
    player/performer).
Some Musical Occupations
Source Online: www.igs.net/~cmorris/smo_comments.html


          audio-video technician                  music copyist /critic /
          choir or choral director                 teacher / therapist
          choreographer                           musician/ singer
          conductor                               musical arranger /
          composer                                 performer
          critic                                  musician
          dancer                                  piano tuner
          disc or video jockey                    promoter
          early childhood educator                recording engineer /
                                                    technician
          instrument maker /
           repairer / salesperson /                song writer
           technician                              sound engineer
                                                   teacher
Interpersonal Intelligence is
   the capacity to quickly grasp and evaluate the
    moods, intentions, motivations, and feelings
    of other people.
   the capacity to act upon what one grasps and
    evaluates (e.g. teacher,
    salesperson, psychologist,
    politician).
Some Interpersonal Occupations
Source Online: www.igs.net/~cmorris/smo_comments.html

         administrator                         personnel officer
         bartender                             psychotherapist
         businessperson                        public relations
         child care worker                      consultant/officer/person/
         coach                                  promoter
         community organizer                   receptionist/ secretary
         counselor                             recreation assistant
         consultant                            religious leader
         day care worker                       salesperson
         homemaker                             school principal/ teacher
         manager                               social director/
         mediator                               leader/worker
         police officer                        travel agent/ counselor
         politician                            waiter/ waitress
Intrapersonal Intelligence is
   the capacity to make discriminations among
    one's own inner feelings, eventually to label
    these feelings, and to symbolize these
    feelings.
   the capacity to understand yourself and to
    subsequently act adaptively
    (e.g. introspective novelist or
    poet, religious professional,
    "rugged individualist").
Some Intrapersonal Occupations Source
Online: www.igs.net/~cmorris/smo_comments.html


    actor                                      minister
    artist                                     nurse
    clergy                                     personnel officer
    coach                                      philosopher
    computer games developer                   police officer
    consultant                                 politician
    counselor                                  psychiatrist/psychologist
    writer                                     researcher
    entrepreneur                               social director / worker
    home support aide                          sociologist
    mediator                                   therapist
                                                wellness instructor
Naturalist Intelligence is
   the capacity to identify and classify patterns in
    nature.
   the capacity to interact with our surroundings and
    the role each of our surroundings play in our daily
    lives.
   Those who are sensitive to changes
    (for example) in weather patterns or
    are good at distinguishing nuances
    among large numbers of similar
    objects.
Some Naturalist Occupations
Source Online: www.igs.net/~cmorris/smo_comments.html


    anthropologist                             gardener
    astronomer                                 geologist
    biologist                                  landscape architect / artist
    botanist                                    / gardener
    chef                                       meteorologist
    climatologist                              oceanographer
    conservationist                            paleontologist
    dog groomer                                park ranger
    ecologist                                  scout
    environmental scientist                    veterinarian
    farmer / forester                          wildlife illustrator
                                                zoologist
For more on Multiple
Intelligence and Careers…

    see Table 3.5 on p. 81 in text.
      Consider majoring in…
      Think about an Internship at…

      Look into a career as…
Our Career Activity…

   TypeFocus™ Career
       Based on Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator
       On line and interactive
       Work with a Career Counsellor
   See a career counsellor for follow-up and
    further tools
       Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator
       Strong Interest Inventory
TypeFocus™ Careers
Other Self-Evaluation
Resources
Other Online & Interactive Resources

   Career Cruising 2000
       Online and interactive
       Interactive CD
       Work with a Career Counsellor

   e-Choices
       Online career planning tool
       Work with a Career Counsellor
Career Cruising 2000 
Mike recommends . . .
   Canada Prospects
    2007 - 2008
       http://www.careerccc.org/ca
        nadaprospects/
       on-line version of
        Canada Prospects
        publication filled with
        useful information,
        profiles, interviews,
        quizzes, labour market
        information...
                                      FIND THE WORK
                                         YOU LOVE
More Self-Evaluation Resources

   The Career Key, North Carolina State
    University, career planning quiz:
       http://www.careerkey.org/english/


   jobboom.com Top 100
       http://www.jobboom.com/conseils/top100A.html
       site sponsored by HRDC
       features Top 100 Internet Sites for Learning &
        Employment
Mike recommends . . .
    University of Waterloo
        Career Development eManual
        http://www.cdm.uwaterloo.ca/
        career search including self-
         assessments, information on decision
         making, occupational research,
         employer contacts, resumes,
         interviewing techniques, with the end
         result being the "job"
Mike recommends . . .
   Career Gateways (newer version seems slow)
       http://www.careergateways.org/cg/index.htm
       a wealth of information about conditions in the
        labour market and its changing needs, includes
        information on labour market trends, job
        classifications and their requirements, as well
        as job finding and career decision making skills
   Ontario Gov’t Resources (Ontario MTCU)
       http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/tcu/students/
Mike recommends . . .

   National Graduate Register is
   Now WorkopolisCampus.com
     http://campus.workopolis.com/

     Post-secondary graduates can post
      resumes on-line, view company profiles
      and get valuable work search tips.
     All of our NipWorks and students job
      postings are now posted on Workopolis
Human Resources and Skills
Development Canada
   http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/home.shtml
   a quick path to job listings, work search help,
    resume writing and workplace information
    (Search the page)
       Includes Work Search Assistance &
       Training and Careers
           Learning and Training Resources
           Career Planning Tools and Resources
           Self-Assessment/Aptitude Testing
           Entrepreneurship Resources
           Additional Resources
HRDC –
Job Futures/Essential Skills
     Job Futures - http://jobfutures.ca/
     Essential Skills for Life Learning & Work
      http://srv108.services.gc.ca/english/general/home_e.shtml
       Reading Text
       Continuous Learning
       Document Use
       Working with Others
       Writing
       Numeracy (Math)
       Thinking Skills
       Oral Communication
       Computer Use
JobFutures Info
   Elementary School and Kindergarten Teachers
    (NOC 4142) - At a Glance
JobFutures Info
   Nursing Supervisors and Registered Nurses
    (NOC 315) - At a Glance
JobFutures Info
   Police Officers (Except Commissioned) (NOC
    6261) - At a Glance
JobFutures Info
   Occupations in Food & Beverage Service (NOC
    645) - At a Glance
JobFutures Info
   Plumbers, Pipefitters and Gas Fitters (NOC 725) -
    At a Glance
Quick Link Summary –
Web Resources for Career Planning
   Canada Prospects 2007 - 2008
       http://www.careerccc.org/canadaprospects/
   University of Waterloo Career Manual
       http://www.cdm.uwaterloo.ca/
   Career Gateways (newer version seems slow)
       http://careergateways.org/cg/index.htm
   Human Resources Development Canada
       http://www.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/menu/jobs.shtml
   Job Futures
       http://jobfutures.ca/
   Essential Skills for Life Learning and Work
       http://srv108.services.gc.ca/english/general/home_e.shtml
Peer Activity for Careers
 1.        Introduce yourself & your “type”
 2.        Indicate the broad career clusters which were
           identified for you by Type Focus Career
 3.        Answer the following questions:
      1.     Were your previous career choices identified?
      2.     Was there a career path identified that you never
             thought of before that interested or excited you?
 4.        From your perspective,
      1.     What was the most satisfying job or volunteer position
             that you have had to date?
      2.     If there was nothing in my way, my dream job would
             be…
Next Week
       Self-Advocacy & Self-Determination
            Review Chapter 1 and read Chapter 12
             "Creating Your Life," from our textbook, Keys to
             Success.
            Complete the Wheel of Life on page 55 of your
             textbook:
        1.    How well does your wheel roll?
        2.    What do you need to do to achieve balance?
        3.    How can you do this?
            Complete the Locus of Control inventory:
             http://www.mcgrawhill.ca/college/feldmanPower/ch01/locus.mhtml
             or
             http://www.dushkin.com/connectext/psy/ch11/survey11.mhtml

				
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