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With the fall quarter almost almost upon us many students are in scramble mode to register, and prepare for the new academic year. The majority of the students are already familiar with their long term course load, and thus are prepared to tackle this new year. Many though, are still undecided or new to the Bellevue College so they are still in their planning or decision making phase.
BC has many resources available to new and returning students to plan and execute their academic goals. For the majority of the students the first experience with planning their academic goals will be likely with help from an academic advisor. BC advisors are awesome at steering people in the right direction, but it is essential to also give them good indications of your interests and strengths to better guide them in assisting you. Thus is is very important that you also prepare and research what career path you are interested in, and what is the most optimal path of getting there.
Center for Career Connections designed a few tools and resources that hopefully will assist you in researching and planning for your immediate academic experience, and also your future career goals.
First and foremost, we recommend that you identify what is your current skill set and personality preferences. The goal of this exercise is to evaluate yourself, and potentially align your strengths with a future career path. Our Career Specialists can help you with taking and understanding the personality career assessments (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory) that we offer at our Center. To learn more about our career assessments services, visit http://depts.bellevuecollege.edu/careers/students-alumni-and-community-members/choose-a-major-plan-a-career/#assesment or come by our Center on the 2nd floor of the B Building during business hours.
Next, we recommend you explore the Career Pathways which will help you to better understand the degree and certificate options available at Bellevue College. This tool was designed to give you a better understanding on the specific career and academic paths can you take, and also can give you an idea what occupations are available in your chosen field. Career Pathways will help you visualize the career path you intend to follow, and hopefully give you options on how to get there.
Please keep in mind that this resource was designed as an informational tool, and thus we strongly recommend that you talk to an academic advisor before you make any academic decisions.
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