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Career Exploration Project for Students

Student Edition

Getting Started on the Assignment

You are expected to use at least three resources. The Occupational Outlook Handbook will be one of your sources. The box "Find Information" below lists various sources to find other useful information about your career.

Take notes about the career and where you find this information. For extra help, use the document below to keep your information organized.

Scroll down the to the "Write Your Paper" box for an extensive list of citation examples.

Write Your Paper

Your paper should have multiple paragraphs that are organized by ideas. Below is an example of how to structure your paper:

  1. Introduction and thesis statement
  2. Background information about the career
    1. Specifications and responsibilities
    2. Work conditions
    3. Benefits and drawbacks
    4. Expected salary
  3. Why did you choose this career
    1. How does it fit with your learning style and personality
    2. Why are you interested in this career?
    3. What are your strengths that will contribute to your success in this field?
    4. What potential weaknesses might hold you back?
  4. Next Steps
    1. What are the required degrees, certifications, and/or experience for this career?
    2. What are your plans to ear these credentials?
    3. What are your plans to gain experience?
    4. What can you do now to prepare to take these steps?
  5. Conclusion
    1. Why do you think this position is a good fit for you?

Created by Tracie Kamenoff, 2014

Below are example citation entries that are commonly used in this assignment.

Note that there are pieces of information that you will have to change:

  • Change the highlighted areas to match your researched career, publication date, and url.
  • Remove the http:/ part of the URL and make sure that it is hyperlinked so that your instructor can click and open up your source of information.
  • Works Cited list is in alphabetical order by author.
  • Works Cited is double space with a hanging indentation.

Books/eBooks

United States, Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. "Musicians and Singers." Occupational Outlook Handbook,  18 Apr. 2018www.bls.gov/ooh/entertainment-and-sports/musicians-and-singers.htm

 

"Accounting." Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance. 17th ed. 2018.

 

Issit, MicahCareers in Financial Services. Salem Press, 2017.

Websites

"Geoscientists"My Next Move. National Center for O*NET Development, www.mynextmove.org/profile/summary/19-2042.00.

 

"LSC-Kingwood Career Services." Student Services, Lone Star College, www.lonestar.edu/kingwood-career-services.

 

Occupational Information Network (O*NET). "Summary Report for: 29-1141.00 - Registered Nurses." O*NET Online. National Center for O*NET Development, 2010, www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1141.00.

 

U. S. Dept. of  Labor, Employment and Training Administration, CareerOneStop. "Occupation Profile: Financial Managers:        Texas." 2016, www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.aspnext=occ_rep&Level=&optstatus=111111111&jobfam=11&id=1&nodeid=2&

soccode=113031&menuMode=&stfips=48&x=21&y=4

Personal Interview

Smith, Suzy. Personal Interview, 10 Apr. 2015.

Reports

"Personality Type Report Exclusively for Jane Doe." Do What You Are.  Human eSources. 21 Nov. 2014.

 

"SmarterMeasure Assessment Report." SmarterMeasure. Smarter Services, LLC. 7 Oct. 2014.

 

Texas Workforce Commission and Texas Education Agency. Labor Market and Career Information. Texas Reality Check. 2014www.texasrealitycheck.com/RealityCheckTotal.aspx?city_id=15

Databases

"Nursing." Ferguson's Career Guidance Center, Facts on File, https://fcg-infobase-com.lscsproxy.lonestar.edu/industryprofile/86567.

 

"Secretaries." Ferguson's Career Guidance Center, Facts on File, https://fcg-infobase-com.lscsproxy.lonestar.edu/professionprofile/66296.


 

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