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Injecting Career Preparation into Career Exploration An Applied Model for Advisors Helping Students

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  1. 1. Injecting Career Preparation into Career Exploration An Applied Model for Advisors Helping Students
  2. 2. Expected Learning Outcomes Advisors will be able to discuss theory as a foundation to career development. Advisors will be able to articulate steps in the career development process. Advisors will be able to discuss the progressive steps of a career-centric development model. Advisors will have a framework to implement 30 experiences in various steps of the model.
  3. 3. Introductions Kerry Hammock Justin Zamora Kyle Slaughter Dan Chandler
  4. 4. Our Observation Student World of Work MAJOR
  5. 5. Frank Parsons (1908) Occupational decision making occurs when people have achieved: 1. Accurate understanding of their individual traits 2. Knowledge of occupations and industry 3. Judgment between self and work Frank Parsons Father of Vocational Guidance Movement
  6. 6. Problems & Limitations 1. Parsons theory is self-directed and does not allow for an advisory relationship o Students focus on marketable majors rather than evaluating alternatives 2. Career exploration is seen separate from career preparation o Students focus on selecting a major more than acquiring skills and experiences that will prepare them for their career 3. Career development is seen as something done after graduation o Students see their degree as the vehicle for their employment
  7. 7. Our Observation Student World of Work MAJOR
  8. 8. Frank Parsons (1908) Occupational decision making occurs when people have achieved: 1. Accurate understanding of their individual traits, values, and goals 2. Knowledge of occupations and industry, and what is required to obtain employment therein 3. Judgment between self and work and how their institution can help them achieve their professional goals Frank Parsons Father of Vocational Guidance Movement
  9. 9. Collaborative Career Exploration & Preparation Student World of Work MAJOR Career Preparation
  10. 10. Collaborative Career Exploration & Preparation Goal Goal Goal Goal Goal Goal Goal Goal Goal 1. Intake 2. Assessment 3. Articulate Criteria 4. Narrow Options 5. Exploration 6. Evaluate Exploration 7. Commit Through Choice 8. Total Education Plan 9. Ongoing Collaboration
  11. 11. Collaborative Career Exploration & Preparation Advisor-Driven Advisor-Driven Advisor-Driven Advisor-Student Student-Driven Advisor-Student Student-Driven Advisor-Student Student-Driven 1. Intake 2. Assessment 3. Articulate Criteria 4. Narrow Options 5. Exploration 6. Evaluate Exploration 7. Commit Through Choice 8. Total Education Plan 9. Ongoing Collaboration
  12. 12. Assumptions: Characteristics of Students 1. Want the answer in 30 minutes or less Assessments are prescriptive Advisors will tell student what to do 2. Minimal self-knowledge High achiever, can do anything, but dont know what to do Mixed or uncertain interests, goals, and skills 3. Minimal knowledge of the world of work Parent/relatives occupation Interest in one industry doesnt match personal or academic interests 4. Unclear on how majors connect with professions Need to pick a marketable degree Do not understand no specific major needed career paths
  13. 13. Assumptions: Characteristics of Advisors 1. Want to help students in their personal and professional goals 2. Have distinct roles and exposure in academic advising, career exploration, and career preparation 3. Work from diverse theoretical models that fit their personality, experience, and job function 4. Have access to knowledge, persons, and resources students cannot easily identify or utilize
  14. 14. Collaborative Career Exploration & Preparation Goal Goal Goal Goal Goal Goal Goal Goal Goal 1. Intake 2. Assessment 3. Articulate Criteria 4. Narrow Options 5. Exploration 6. Evaluate Exploration 7. Commit Through Choice 8. Total Education Plan 9. Ongoing Collaboration
  15. 15. Collaborative Career Exploration & Preparation Intake Advisor: Develop a working relationship of trust with the student. Understand a students needs, personal and professional goals, level of commitment. Student: Understand the process of career exploration and preparation.
  16. 16. Collaborative Career Exploration & Preparation Assessment Advisor: Understand a students needs, personal and professional goals, level of commitment. Help a student understand themselves better and create meaning from their personal experience into their professional goals. Student: Understand the process of career exploration and preparation.
  17. 17. Collaborative Career Exploration & Preparation Articulate Criteria Student: Understand the process of career exploration and preparation. Advisor: Understand a students needs, personal and professional goals, level of commitment.
  18. 18. Collaborative Career Exploration & Preparation Narrow Options Advisor: Process students Process students goals Provide institutional and professional resources Provide assurance Advisor: Understand a students needs, personal and professional goals, level of commitment. Student: Understand the process of career exploration and preparation
  19. 19. Collaborative Career Exploration & Preparation Evaluate Exploration Advisor: Understand a students needs, personal and professional goals, level of commitment. Student: Understand the process of career exploration and preparation. Evaluate Options: Education, Processing, Confirming Exploration: Planning, Educating, Meaning Making .
  20. 20. Collaborative Career Exploration & Preparation Total Education Plan Student: Understand the process of career exploration and preparation. Advisor: Understand a students needs, personal and professional goals, level of commitment Work experience Research Activities/Clubs Internships
  21. 21. Collaborative Career Exploration & Preparation Commit Through Choice Advisor: Motivates student to commit to his/her identified professional goals Identifies goals and milestones for a student for what will become their Total Education Plan Confirmation: Internal/External Student: Will have a vision of what their university educational and preparation experience will be like Will have a plan
  22. 22. Collaborative Career Exploration & Preparation Exploration Student: Understands how to seek out and identify information related to their personal and professional goals Advisor: Teaches student how to identify industries and professions related to his/her area of interest Informs student how to access information regarding professional organizations, companies, alumni, etc.
  23. 23. Collaborative Career Exploration & Preparation Follow-Up & On-Going Collaboration Advisor: Provides student with information that may benefit his/her T.E.P. (e.g. internship opportunities, campus visitors, brown bag lectures). Assures student that s/he can return to revise his/her T.E.P. according to their personal and professional goals. Monitors students T.E.P. progress and provides feedback to him/her attain their goals. Student: Has access to information and activities that will benefit their T.E.P. Has flexibility in adapting their T.E.P. according to their evolving goals.