Career Center

Career Planning Resources

Career Counseling

Career counselors are available to assist you individually with your career exploration. Our counselors utilize a number of resources to guide you through this process. Take a look at the Career Counseling Assessment Instruments listed below, that are available through the Career Center. Call (208)282-2380 to schedule an appointment with one of the Career Center's career counselors.

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Career Counseling Assessment Instruments

The Career Center offers a combination of written and computerized assessment instruments which are used to assist clients in career decision-making . The instruments described below are utilized by career counselors to help individuals expand and explore career options. The counselor will recommend which assessment is appropriate based on the client's needs and where the person is in the career development process. All instruments require a follow-up appointment with a career counselor to interpret the results.

STRONG INTEREST INVENTORY
The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) measures interests in a broad range of occupations, work activities, leisure activities, and school subjects. It provides a comparison of individual interests with people working in different occupations who are satisfied with their career choices. It increases self-awareness by suggesting particular environments in which individuals like to learn and work, and types of activities people find satisfying.

MYERS BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the most widely used personality inventory. It is used to increase self-awareness and to help individuals understand and appreciate the differences of others. The MBTI measures preferences in four different areas and produces a personality type for each individual. It assists in career decision-making by providing information about what personality types are most often represented in different career fields.

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Career & Life Planning Classes

COUN 150, Career and Life Planning, is a 1 credit course taught each semester in both Pocatello and Idaho Falls. It emphasizes self-understanding and the career decision-making process.

Course Description: Centers on theories and actual processes of effective decision-making with direct application to participants' short and long range life goals. Course will emphasize self-understanding and methods for gathering appropriate external information. Career decisions are emphasized.

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Resource Library

The Career Center has a comprehensive career resource library including career-related books and handouts on a variety of topics including resume writing, interviewing, and the job search process. Most books are available for weekly checkout.

Occupations or majors can be explored via books or using one of the computerized career information systems and other occupational information.

Permanent or temporary employment opportunities can be researched utilizing employer directories and internship files. We invite you to come to the Career Center and peruse the library resources during our regular office hours.

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Presentations

Our counselors are happy to make presentations to your classes, clubs, and organizations. Topics include, but are not limited to, Job Searching/Networking, Resume and Cover Letter Writing, Interviewing, and Career Development Services Workshops. Presentations are also offered in Idaho Falls upon request. For more information contact Lance Erickson at the Career Center at ericlanc@isu.edu or (208)282-2380.

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Job Shadowing

Job Shadowing can be a full or partial day opportunity for you, the student, to gain exposure to a particular career by observing the duties, responsibilities, and work environment of an individual. Through questions and observation, you can learn about the educational requirements and the nature of the job, as well as the company and the industry in general. Contact a counselor and start talking about a job shadowing experience now.

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