Career Plan

I have always been interested in teaching, but recently I have found that my interests and skills lie further beyond just teaching. I have taken a liking to business classes, and I really have the skills and know how to be a leader in whatever I do. The way that I have compiled these facts in my head is to go to college taking classes that are all inclusive of these things, but still connected, and see what careers along the way can capture my interests, and skills, and will be fulfilling.

Context: To reach this goal I will be taking advantage of the PIKE program at the college I will be attending. This is a program where I can basically build my own major, with prerequisites and requirements included. This allows me to dig deep into the spectrum of my interests and skills, and help me cultivate them, but also narrow down what my career will become.
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Maija Klees

French Teacher Rochester Catholic Schools

Rochester, MN

Goal Feedback: 
Sounds like a plan,

Steps Feedback: 
I thought immediately of a position in the Education field often called something like a "curriculum director" when you said "beyond teaching" It it involves planning, looking toward future trends and seeing what kinds of skills, technology classroom teachers should have to make sure kids are prepared. Those of us who like teaching don't relish the idea of NOT working in the classroom. But it might interest you, also working with business, that is where student end up it the future.
Last updated May 24, 2016
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Ken Simmons

Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential

Cleveland, OH

Goal Feedback: 
An appropriate goal statement might be: Use my skills and abilities to help an organization in a teaching and leadership capacitiy

Steps Feedback: 
It would help if you had some focus to assist in your goal attainment: - talk to you school counselor about taking an interest and aptitude test to determine an appropriate career area and locate and talk with people in that area to get more information - talk to the teachers of the subjects in which you are getting the best grades in school and see how they see you fitting into a career area and see if they know of people that you can visit and learn more about those areas - participate in any coop, internship, shadowing, and volunteer opportunities which would allow you to become more familiar with the career areas and the people working in them - send thank you notes to people who help you - keep me posted as I would like to help further if I can
Last updated Dec 14, 2015
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Maha Abdul

Business Administration and HR

Al Jubail, Eastern Province

Goal Feedback: 
Hi Abby, Sounds you already have got a plan and know what you are aiming for, that is a strong first step which could direct you in the right direction you are targeting to reach. Abby, since you are interested in practical business fields than heavy theories, as I understood. My advise to you which is affordable and suitable as a beginner or as to first roam about what you are settling for; start volunteering in different opportunities in business if you were able to. In addition, you could create a linkedIn page and connect with different highly business people where you could learn from their journey and cv .. Also, take a look at those couple of important points which will guide you to making your vision clearer as you are mainly desiring to clarify your best fitted area .. cited from : http://www.allbusinessschools.com/business-careers/article/choosing-the-best-business-field/ First, Weigh Your Skills In his book, "What Color is My Parachute?" Richard Nelson-Bolles says that it's important to take your abstract interests and desires and turn those concepts into a list of transferable skills. Bolles gives the examples of "problem solving" or "being able to guide a group discussion," and explains how to prioritize your list: Base your list on which skills you most enjoy using. Next, create a separate list of those industries and issues that most interest you. The end goal should be a combination of what you love, with what you do well. Realize that sometimes things fit together in a different way than you first assume. For example, certain interests—like chatting with your friends all day—are not going to fit well into any business industry. But what is it about chatting with your friends that you so enjoy? Interacting with people? Giving advice? Identified in this more abstract way, it your propensity for socializing could be transferred into a career in human resources. Don't Know What Business Field to Choose? What do you do if you don't know what transferable skills you have and/or you don't know where your passion lies? This kind of introspection can clearly be difficult, but try this mental exercise: Think about what you most enjoy doing in general and try to figure out which elements are constants throughout all or many of these things. Once you have identified certain high-level concepts that consistently pique your interest, begin investigating different business fields and try to see where you would best fit. Take some time to reflect on your past, since what has historically made you happy will most likely make you happy in the future. Pay special attention to those events when time seemed to pass especially quickly. This is called a flow state, and it marks durations of heightened concentration and happiness. You can also ask friends, family or colleagues for their honest views on your skills and passions, as we often are better able to accurately observe those around us than ourselves. Hope this helps Abby and hope you make the best choice. Kind Regards, Maha

Steps Feedback: 
Also, take a look at those couple of important points which will guide you to making your vision clearer as you are mainly desiring to clarify your best fitted area .. cited from : http://www.allbusinessschools.com/business-careers/article/choosing-the-best-business-field/ First, Weigh Your Skills In his book, "What Color is My Parachute?" Richard Nelson-Bolles says that it's important to take your abstract interests and desires and turn those concepts into a list of transferable skills. Bolles gives the examples of "problem solving" or "being able to guide a group discussion," and explains how to prioritize your list: Base your list on which skills you most enjoy using. Next, create a separate list of those industries and issues that most interest you. The end goal should be a combination of what you love, with what you do well. Realize that sometimes things fit together in a different way than you first assume. For example, certain interests—like chatting with your friends all day—are not going to fit well into any business industry. But what is it about chatting with your friends that you so enjoy? Interacting with people? Giving advice? Identified in this more abstract way, it your propensity for socializing could be transferred into a career in human resources. Don't Know What Business Field to Choose? What do you do if you don't know what transferable skills you have and/or you don't know where your passion lies? This kind of introspection can clearly be difficult, but try this mental exercise: Think about what you most enjoy doing in general and try to figure out which elements are constants throughout all or many of these things. Once you have identified certain high-level concepts that consistently pique your interest, begin investigating different business fields and try to see where you would best fit. Take some time to reflect on your past, since what has historically made you happy will most likely make you happy in the future. Pay special attention to those events when time seemed to pass especially quickly. This is called a flow state, and it marks durations of heightened concentration and happiness. You can also ask friends, family or colleagues for their honest views on your skills and passions, as we often are better able to accurately observe those around us than ourselves. Hope this helps Abby and hope you make the best choice. Kind Regards, Maha
Last updated Dec 15, 2015