First Year Seminar Information
During the first year of college, it is important to confirm your major is a good fit, explore career options, and make a career plan for how to develop professionally in your upcoming years of college.
To get the best possible outcomes and to complete your class assignment, please follow the steps below. Keep in mind that these resources are just enough to get you started. If you have additional questions or would like to talk about your career plan in more detail, please set up an appointment to come meet with a career coach!
Step 1: Personality Types
Read the personality types at the link below and self-select the top two personality groups that you relate to the most. Fill them in on the indicated section of the Traitify handout presented to you. We will compare these to your actual assessment results.
Step 2: Traitify Assessment
Traitify is an online personality assessment that uses pictures to help you find out more about your personality type. Once you find out what your personality type is, the assessment will recommend possible career options, people you may enjoy working with, and what type of work environment you will thrive in.
Step 3: Career Exploration Resources
Explore Majors – Check out real internships, professional organizations, and jobs that are available for your major!
What Can I Do With a Major In? – Want to see what kind of industries, job titles, and employers are available for your major? You can even see tips and strategies for success in your intended career field!
Candid Career – Informational interviews are a great way to learn more about your major and careers of interest. Check out real professionals talking about their jobs!
Handshake – Log in with your campus username and passphrase to check out part-time employment, full-time employment, and internship opportunities to gain more experience.
Career Plan – Need help making a plan to move forward on your career path? Check out our Career Plan to see a step-by-step process for success.
Step 4: Ending Survey
Before you go, please take a moment to fill out our Ending Survey! Your feedback is valuable to us. We will be using your comments and suggestions when planning for next year’s First Year Seminar presentation.
Step 5: Set up an Appointment
Need more help? Do not hesitate to come to Career Development for more information. You can set up an in-person or virtual appointment using Handshake.