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Explore Your Interests!

Orangeview Junior High School


2nd Quarter Guidance Curriculum 2017-2018
Counselors Mrs. Roberts & Mrs. Swanson
Objectives
Understand relationship between education
and career
Explore interests by completing Interest
Profiler survey!
Explore careers that match your interests
Complete Interest Profiler Survey/Reflection
Activity

Share 2 interests with a partner


What do you like and
dislike?
Share 1 skill that you have
What can you do?
Your Future is Now!
END: Career
University
(Doctorate Degree)

University
Vocational/ (Masters Degree)
Technical School

Military Community College University


(Bachelors Degree)

High School

START: Junior High School


What is an Interest Profile?
Used in career planning
Self-assesses one's likes and dislikes of a
variety of activities, objects, and types of
persons
The idea is that people in the same career
(and satisfied in that career) have similar
interests
*Keep in mind that this is just ONE way to
explore your interests.
6 Personality Types
Realistic Doers

Likes tools and


structure
Likes activities
involving motor
skills
Likes crafts/shop
work Good skills in working with
hands, tools, and equipment
Often likes to work outdoors
Values practical things you
Electrician can see, touch and use
Drafter Sees self as practical,
Farmer mechanical, and realistic
Fire Fighters
Skilled Trade
Engineering
vocations
Investigative Thinkers

Likes to
discover/research
new ideas
Likes abstract and
mental challenges
Likes to ask
questions Good in understanding and
solving problems
Innovative thinking
Values science
Biologist Logical and analytical thinker
Computer Sees self as precise, scientific,
Programmer and intellectual
Medical Lab
Technologist
Geologist
Market Research
Analyst
Artistic Creators

Likes to use words,


art, music or drama
to express
themselves
Likes to create and
design things
Creative has good artistic
abilities
Values the arts (drama, music,
art)
Chef
Sees self as expressive,
Interior
original and independent
Designer
Photographer
Animators
Reporter
Social Helpers

Likes to help people


Likes
communication
Likes relationships
Likes personal
growth
Good with giving information
Values solving social problems
Concerned with the wellbeing
Teacher of others
Nurse Sees self as helpful, friendly,
Counselor and trustworthy
(Thats us!)
Social
Worker
Speech
Pathologist
Enterprising Persuaders

Likes to lead and


persuade people
Likes to have power
or status
Likes to make
decisions
Good skills in selling things
and ideas
Values success in politics,
leadership, or business
Politician Sees self as energetic,
Sales Manager ambitious, and sociable
Entrepreneur
Office or
Business
Manager
Conventional Organizers

Likes to meet/greet
people
Likes to pay
attention to detail
Likes to plan work
and events
Good skills in working with
numbers, records, or
machines in a set, orderly way
Values success in business
Receptionist Sees self as orderly, and good
Office at following a set plan
Worker
Librarian
Secretary
Computer
Operator
Lets take the Interest Survey!
Log in to your Chromebooks!

Go to www.californiacolleges.edu!
1. Click on the picture of the lock in the upper
right hand corner
2. Click on Sign in with Google
3. Hover over (or click) Career
4. Click on Interest Profiler
5. Click Get Started
6. Complete the survey!
After you complete your survey...
1) You can learn which of 2) Click
these you tend to be:
Realistic Explore careers
Investigative Read about
Artistic matching careers

Social Find colleges


offering related
Enterprising majors/programs
Conventional
Work on your handout as you explore!
3) Write down your top 3 interest areas in PART 1
on your handout. Which ones have the most yellow
blocks?
4) Save your favorites by clicking on the heart
Search for colleges/universities that offer majors
related to the careers youre interested in.
Click on the person icon on the far right and sign out.
Now its time to take a
survey about this lesson!
Go to www.goo.gl/Bg8dA5
Thank you!