ENGLISH DISCUSSION PAPER

 

First, go to the “What Color is Your Parachute?” website and read “The Seven Rules to Keep in Mind about Taking Career Tests” toward the bottom of the web page. Keep these in mind when doing the assessments for this section and others we’ll do as part of the class.

To get a Holland-like Code, use the O*NET Interest Profiler (preferred site) or go to “RCC Holland Code” and take the online test. Record your three letter interest codes.

These sites use the Holland Code profile to help you explore related education and career options. Once you have your code, you can explore occupations at O*NET or try going to Career Zone and selecting “Assess Yourself.” Enter your letter code in steps on the hexagon. If you click on one of the occupations listed, information about that career is shown. If you use the University of Indiana site, you will be able to link to college majors that are often preferred by individuals with similar interests. (Also, the Self-Directed Search site has a section you can access without paying anything, but to use the whole site, you need to pay $9.95, which we do not expect you to do.)

Required for Participation Points
Each of you needs to submit a post to this Threaded Discussion in the Discussion Board on the following (Please include your code in the title of your post.):

Summarize your own Holland Code Profile. Which set of letters seems to best describe your interest areas? What does this mean to you? How well do you feel these summary codes describe you?
How does your Holland Code link with your academic major and possible career direction? Remember that within each major and career, typically there are a range of interests represented.
Help others interpret their codes. What do you share in terms of similarities and differences with other students based on their interest areas? I am really looking forward to seeing what you all come up with

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