Today, Cynthia Bink from Counseling Services spoke about the many services available through the College’s Counseling Center, including individual counseling and workshops available to facilitate better adjustment to college life. We spoke most, however, about the Career Assessment tools available online at in their offices. In addition to leaving handouts, you were all guided to the online career assessment tool Sigi3. You can go to the link below and click on Sigi3. If you did not get the passcode in class, email me to get this. (I can’t post it online.)

As instructed in class, as you plan and do personal research for Essay 2, you will be required to complete the surveys on SIGI that evaluate four aspects of your interests and values.

  • Under the category “Surveys” are four categories: Values, Interests, Personality, and Skills.
  • In the first three categories, there are three activities: Pairs, Cards, and Quick Picks. Do all of these!
  • As you take the assessments (remember they are not “tests”), write down a few notes to help you remember the experience of taking them.

After you have completed these activities look at the career recommendations suggested in your results and consider how your current career and life goals relate or don’t relate to these assessments. Do you agree with the results you got? Do you feel like you need to reassess? If you remember your “Holland Code,” what do you know from reflecting on that?

In today’s discussion,  we talked about how personal values can affect career choices. We’ve also discussed how family members have opinions that need to be considered but ultimately your college career is your own and you should approach it that way.