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A Guide to Assessment Days


Assessment days are common in the graduate recruitment process and they are used by employers as a way to select the strongest candidate for their company. The day will usually consist of multiple exercises, tests, interviews and activities that will … Read more

Using an Infographic to Explore Potential Careers


The purpose of this activity is for you to assess and rank your values, interests, strengths, and identity (personal or professional) in a creative and graphic way. (Take your infographic to a career counselor at your college/university career services office … Read more

Using Assessment Tools in Your Career Decision Making


Q. What do you think about aptitude, personality, and interests tests in helping to guide career decision making? (Examples: Johnson O’ Connor Research Foundation’s aptitude testing program, Myers Briggs, Strong Interest Inventory, etc.). How do I align my interests and … Read more

In Step With Career Assessment: Developing Deeper


The Focus 2 assessments really are useful tools for determining where I should focus my attention in my job search.  In the last post, I briefly described my results and determined what was accurate to my perception of myself and … Read more

Occupational Research: A Reality Check


Over the past couple of weeks, I have been exploring the career options that Focus 2 suggested.  One of the careers that I have taken particular interest in is being a professor of some sort.  That is why when I … Read more

Exploring Careers & Majors as an Undecided Student


Today I Learned… “You learn something new every day if you pay attention.” – Ray LeBlond. He isn’t wrong. To learn something, one has to pay attention.   We all have had that moment where we hunker down to complete … Read more

I Am More Realistic Than Anything Else


After taking the FOCUS 2 self-examination tests, most of my results seemed like old news to me.  However, there were some things that I found out that have caused me to think about my major at UNC, as well as … Read more

Military to Civilians: New Mission Same Attitude


You don’t need anyone to tell you that transitioning to civilian life will have challenges; you’ve discovered that by now. And navigating the terrain of a university can be as overwhelming as the first hour of basic training (education) and … Read more

Assessments: Why they are Important


Wouldn’t it be great if there was a magical test you could take that would tell you exactly what you should major in or what you should do when you graduate? Just imagine if you could complete an online questionnaire … Read more

Your First 90 days on the Job


Your First 90 days on the job Here are the top 5 things you should do in the first few months at a new job to launch your career.   Learn your role and organization. Familiarize yourself with the company … Read more