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Test aids students in career decision

By TRISTIAN EVANS/reporter

The Career Assessment-Matchmaker test can not only help undecided students choose a college major, but also reassure students who have decided on a major, the South Campus career center coordinator said last week.

On Sept. 7, Monica Miranda presented the first in a trio of seminars for students deciding on college majors and considering future careers.

The students were aided by answering questions asked of them while taking the Career Assessment-Matchmaker test. Besides questions about the students’ interests, likes and dislikes, it helps students realize what kind of learners they are, whether it be visual, auditory or tactile, Miranda said.

“It’s usually a pretty accurate description of the student’s possible careers,” she said.

Miranda pointed out some of the other tools on the site. After the program lists the possible job careers, it allows students to look into colleges that have programs in their areas of interest. The site even helps students build résumés and includes interviews done with people working in different fields. 

Miranda also referred students to a section that provides students with the pay range of their field.

“It gives you an idea of what kind of money you can expect to make based off your experience,” she said.

Miranda invited students to visit the career and transfer centers in the South Campus Student Center.

“We have a schedule of different college representatives who will be visiting and talking with students interested in transferring to their particular school,” she said.

South student Ryan Giddings said the assessment test helped his career options.

“The test asked a lot of questions about the things I liked to do,” he said.

Career Exploration: Develop a Strategic Career Plan, the next career seminar, will be Oct. 21 in the South Campus Student Center.

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