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 a short reflection summarizing what you learned from the assessment and how you will leverage the results in mapping your career plans. 

Focus 2 Portfolio

Texas A&M University San Antonio

Shawn Simon

03/18/2022

My Career Planning Involvement
Completion Date March 9, 2022

Self Assessment Score
3.83

Self Assessment is the first and most important step in career planning and is
used to identify occupations and major study areas compatible with your
personal attributes. Your high self assessment score indicates that you are
very involved in examining your interests, values, personality, and skills. It is
important that you stay actively involved in self assessment because finding a
satisfying career path begins with knowing yourself.

Career Exploration Score
3.83

Career Exploration is important because learning about types of jobs,
educational requirements, and job functions will help you to identify
occupations that appeal to you. Your high score indicates that you are very
involved in career exploration. It is important that you continue your high
involvement in career exploration because it will help you narrow down your
options and map out your career goals. Exploration should be ongoing
because new career paths are constantly unfolding, traditional ones are
changing and shifts may be taking place in skills and educational
requirements.

Career Planning Satisfaction Score
3.50

Career Planning Satisfaction measures the extent to which you are satisfied
with the results of your career planning activities and your ability to resolve
problems that can interfere with your decision making. Your medium score
suggests you may be experiencing some problems with your career planning.
If you think you are not able to resolve problems of concern on your own, you
should discuss them with a career counselor.

My Academic Strengths
Completion Date March 11, 2022

“I do very well” in the following: Performing Arts (Dance, Drama, Music); Physical Education; Physical

Sciences (Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy); Social Sciences
(Psychology, Philosophy, Religion); Skilled Trades/Vocational;

“I do alright” in the following: Art (Fine, Visual, Studio, Design); Business (Management, Marketing,
Economics); English and Language Arts; Family and Consumer Science
(Food Science, Hospitality, Child Care); Life Science (Biology, Environmental
Sciences, Ecology); Social Studies (History, Global Studies,
Government); Technology (Computer Science, Web Design, Media
Technology);

“I don’t do well” in the following: Engineering; Foreign Languages; Literature; Mathematics;

Am I Career Ready
Completion Date March 11, 2022

CRITICAL THINKING Moderately Developed
Participate in research projects.
Practice making step by step plans to solve problems.
Brainstorm various ways you could solve a problem.
Ask yourself, “What’s missing here?” when analyzing a situation.
Ask questions. Avoid accepting ideas as fact.
Practice gathering information that will help you solve problems.
Monitor your emotions during decision making.
Participate in class discussions and debates.
Join a club that engages in problem solving activities such as debate, robotics, chess, entrepreneurial club, etc.

COMMUNICATION Moderately Developed
Take a variety of writing classes such as Technical Writing and Creative Writing.
Proofread your papers to avoid errors.
Practice your interviewing skills. Complete a mock interview in the Career Center.
Get your professional job and graduate school documents reviewed in the Career Center.
Ask for feedback about your writing and public speaking.
Take a speech or public speaking class.
Record your voice. Eliminate “filler words” such as “um” and “like.”
Review and clean up your social media accounts–employers will check these.
Video tape or watch yourself in a mirror yourself speaking on a topic then watch it to assess your verbal and
non-verbal strengths and areas for improvement.

TEAMWORK Very Highly Developed
Work with your teammates to develop guidelines of each team member’s responsibilities.
Practice being respectful of people’s viewpoints even if you do not agree with them.
Respectfully and professionally address any issues regarding team members’ contributions and work load.

TECHNOLOGY Moderately Developed
Use online tutorials to expand knowledge of software used in your industry/career area.
Use an online calendar such as Microsoft or Google to keep up with all appointments, meetings, classes, tests,
and due dates.
Learn how to use Microsoft Excel effectively.
Create a LinkedIn profile and use LinkedIn regularly. Seek out social media responsibilities in a student
organization.
Take a computer & digital literacy class or Intro to computer Information systems class.
Look for opportunities in internships and jobs that use new technology.
Put your digital resume on LinkedIn and explore the information LinkedIn sends back to you based on your likes
and interests.
Practice using technology tools to develop presentations, communicate on-line and coordinate group projects.
Research what tools & technologies are important for your specific field of study.

LEADERSHIP Very Highly Developed
Take on leadership responsibilities in a club, work, internship or student group.
Seek a leadership role in a student organization.
Take a Leadership class.
Run for a campus office or become an officer of a campus club or organization.
Understand your preferred leadership style.
Seek opportunities to learn from people you see as leaders and use those lessons to hone your own leadership.
Assess yourself on a team. Identify ways you can be a better leader by understanding those around you.

PROFESSIONALISM Very Highly Developed

CAREER & SELF-DEVELOPMENT Moderately Developed

EQUITY & INCLUSION Very Highly Developed

Work Interest Assessment
Completion Date March 9, 2022

Social
The Helpers

Prefer to work with others with the team approach to problem solving.
Enjoy teaching, caring for others, volunteering, mediating disputes, meeting
new people, and working in groups.
Highly verbal, express themselves well, and get along well in groups.
Describe themselves as cooperative, friendly, and understanding.

Investigative
The Thinkers

Have a strong desire to understand cause and effect and solve puzzles and
problems.
Often work in jobs that are scientific in nature. Their work often involves the
analysis of data, using formulas, graphs and numbers.
Enjoy using computers, solving math problems, interpreting formulas, and
thinking abstractly.
Prefer to work independently with minimum supervision.

Enterprising
The Persuaders

Enjoy selling and promoting, having power and status, giving talks and
speeches, and leading groups.
Enjoy influencing others and being in a leadership position.
Often use their skills to influence others.
Often enjoy discussing politics and competitive activities. Self-confident,
talkative and energetic.

Values Assessment
Completion Date March 9, 2022

Personality Assessment
Completion Date March 9, 2022

Your Personality Type You focus your attention on practical issues and look at the realities of a situation.

S Social
The Helpers

I Investigative
The Thinkers

E Enterprising
The Persuaders

Helping Others
Being involved in helping other people in a direct way either individually or in a small group.

Independence
Being able to decide on how to get something done without significant direction from someone else.

Stability
Having a routine job where the duties are very predictable and not likely to change over a long period of
time.

Your Personality Type You focus your attention on practical issues and look at the realities of a situation.
You make decisions using logic as opposed to your feelings.
You are enthusiastic about new activities that offer you real-life, hands-on experiences.
You are flexible, spontaneous, and like to keep your options open.
You like to start new projects, and have a knack for coming up with solutions that
satisfy everyone who is involved.

Choosing Your Career:

People with your personality type are most attracted to occupations that deal with practical matters, require action,
problem solving and flexibility. Examples of such occupations can be found in fields such as engineering, applied
technologies, business administration, law enforcement, production and construction.

Skills Assessment
Completion Date March 9, 2022

Leisure Interest Assessment
Completion Date March 9, 2022

Reality
The Doers

Prefer hands-on activities, and tend to focus on things in the physical world.
Enjoy working with tools or machines, and often gravitate to toward careers
that can be performed outdoors.
Often described as being frank, genuine, humble, practical, natural, and
persistent

Sharing
The Helpers

Enjoy helping and advising people.
Tend to be concerned about peoples’ welfare.
Promote learning and personal development and are very interested in human
relationships.
Often described as being helpful, responsible, warm, cooperative, idealistic,
sociable, tactful, friendly, kind, sympathetic, generous, patient, and
understanding.

Inquiring
The Thinkers

Like to be involved in activities that have to do with ideas and thinking and
search for facts and figure out problems mentally.
Like to observe, learn, investigate, analyze, evaluate, or solve problems.
Prefer working with ideas rather than with people or things.
Often described as being analytical, curious, methodical, rational, cautious,
independent, precise, reserved, complex, intellectual, and modest.

Helping
Actively looking for ways to help people.

Reasoning
Using logic to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to
problems.

Social Perceptiveness
Being aware of the reactions of others, and understanding why they react the way they do.

R Reality
The Doers

S Sharing
The Helpers

I Inquiring
The Thinkers

Saved Majors

Major Your Rating
Social Work
Comments: Helping others and diving deep into the heart of an issue will always be my first passion.

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