- Do you know and understand the job opportunities available to you under your current major?
- Are you successful and interested in your enrolled major and if not, do you know what interests you?
- What if you are not accepted into your limited enrollment program?
If you answered "no" to any of these questions Plan B can help.
Your Access Code: baker (all lower case)
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*Status: Select the current academic quarter you are taking the assessment
* Your Student E-mail Address must be your Baker College e-mail address
Once you have logged on you will complete all areas in the Career Readiness and Self-Assessment areas. Once you have completed the assessment you may log-out and contact Career Services to arrange a time to evaluate your results.
*The Plan B assessment takes about one hour including analysis.
Experience the Difference with the FOCUS 2 Career Planning Process
Career Planning Readiness: FOCUS 2 assesses students’ involvement and introduces activities that support career and education decision making.
Five Self Assessments: Reliable and research based assessments. Students’ assessment results are matched to occupations and supporting majors at Baker College. FOCUS 2 combines assessment results to narrow students' options for occupations and majors at your college.
Career Exploration: Detailed, current descriptions of 1500+ occupations, 600+ videos. Exploratory tools include Job Board Network, occupation search by name and industry, What can I do with a Major in…?”.
Action Plan Tool to plan courses, identify career and education objectives, build support network and plan career relevant experiences such as Internships, Study Abroad, Volunteering.
Online Career Portfolio summarizes students’ assessment results with their preferred majors and careers and personal comments/rankings, goals and achievements.
FYE Tools: FYE Companion Workbook, identify students with low career planning readiness to plan interventions and FYE Instructor Webinars.
Your career decisions will impact your lifestyle because your occupation will determine your level of education, income, work hours, travels, and how you spend your leisure time.
Here is how to take the ‘Big Picture’ into consideration:
· First, when you are making a decision about your choice of an occupation or job, think about which of your options will most likely make you feel successful in your career and will give you the lifestyle you want in the near and distant future.
· Second, Every now and then take a look at yourself and what is happening in your life, and make changes in your career as needed. For example, changes may mean you must learn new skills. Or, changes in your personal interests or family situation may affect your career goals.
· Questions you need to ask yourself about your life plan are:
Before you decide what you want to do to generate income you must first decide who you want to be.
What is important to me as a person on a personal level: family, financial security, job security, prestige, accomplishments, helping the community? Example: Do you want to be able to work from home if you have children? Do you want a career in which you wear professional clothing to an office environment?
What kinds of experiences do I want in my life: travel, adventure, hobbies, big home, private school for kids, etc.? Example: Is it important to go away for vacation every year? Would you like to have the time and money to develop personal interests, such as cooking classes or skiing lessons?