Monday, February 10, 2014

Navigating Uncertainty Within Your Future Career Path!

If you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed about where your schooling will take you next, I assure you that you are not the only one feeling this way.  It's quite a usual feeling that almost every undergraduate student faces at one point during the span of their degree. 

If you ever find yourself under similar circumstances, I'm here to tell you that it's really not the end of the world.  To help find solutions to virtually all academic and career related inquiries, come by our office and have a chat in AC213!

AA&CC has many services targeted at students in similar situations, so definitely do take advantage of all the resources we provide.

Today's blog will introduce you to resources AA&CC provides targeted at students who may be unsure of where their undergraduate degree will take them, career wise.  Perhaps you have a career in mind, but are confused about the direction or pathway you need to undertake in order to achieve it,  or maybe you are not even sure of which career path to pursue at all.  These are all valuable concerns our centre can help solve for you.  So definitely take advantage!

MBTI & Career Development: "Myers-Briggs Type Indicator" is a personality inventory which can assist you in various areas including your preferred communication style and working environments.  This is based on Carl Jung's theory of psychological type.  This report can assist you in determining the link between your personality type and how it affects career exploration.  Furthermore, it aids in providing details with regards to occupations pertaining to your reported personality type.

Procedure: You'll need to first book an "inquiry" appointment with a Career Councellor, which can also be done during our walk-in service.  Following the initial debrief, you'll take the test on your own time.  After the test has been taken, you can book a follow-up appointment with a Career Councellor to discuss the results. 

NOTE: There is a $25.00 fee to cover the cost of the MBTI Career Report.
Strong Interest Inventory & Career Development: This inventory helps match a combination of interests, education, and leisure activities in order to identify career options.  Additional assessments indicating your preference in areas as leadership and teamwork are areas of focus also.

Procedure: Same as above.  

NOTE: There is also a fee of $15.00 associated with the report you will receive. 



Networking To Find Work: 
Tuesday February 11, 2014 
2:00PM to 3:30PM 
Location: AA321
Attend this workshop to learn more about networking and be prepared to gain hands-on experience using networking skills. 

Work Search Strategies
Tuesday February 18, 2014 
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Location: AA160
Discover alternative job search strategies and resources that can help you generate and follow-up on  leads for jobs you really want.

Discover Your Skills and Career Options
Tuesday February 18, 2014
12:00PM to 02:00PM
Location: AA160
This workshop will introduce you to information in relation to realistic career options, degree specific.

Keep in mind these are just a few of the many workshops being held.  To see a complete listing of all upcoming workshops,Visit: AA&CC Calendar.  

To sign up, visit: Career Learning Network


The Value of a Degree

What can I do with my degree?

As I always mention, browse through our website:  Academic Advising & Career Centre and take utmost advantage of all the valuable information provided.

Keep in mind, the resources that I have discussed within my blog are only a few of the many many resources we have available to you!  However, the only way to find out what's missing, is to come by and visit!

Furthermore, you can also book an appointment with either an Academic Advisor or a Career Councellor depending on your area of concern.  They are qualified experts who can help you with all that you need to ensure your journey here at UTSC is worth it.

Looking forward to meeting you in person!

Good luck and Best Wishes,
Priya Antony

Contact us:  UTSC Academic Advising & Career Centre

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