General Studies 100 - Career Exploration
This course is designed to help students decide on their major. The course guides students through self-discovery projects and career assessments to identify their strengths and interests. Students learn exploration techniques to define and clarify career plans, helping them decide which major to select at BYU-Idaho. GS 100 is a block class (held half of the semester) worth one credit toward graduation. Students may enroll in this class through the regular registration process.
Hard Copy Resources
You are welcome to visit the Career Networking Center in 127 Manwaring Center to access any of these items. Resources may not be removed from the office. Regular business hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Master File contains summary sheets, newspaper and magazine articles and other current information about careers and majors. It also includes information about graduate programs. Students can make copies of handouts or brochures for their personal use.
Encyclopedia of Careers
This encyclopedia set provides information for more than 900 careers. It lists a general description of the job or career field, the professional requirements, salary statistics, work environment, future outlook and sources for more information.
Books on Careers
These books offer an in-depth look at specific majors and careers.
The Business Journal: Books of Lists
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information produced by the U.S. Department of Labor. It provides valuable information needed to make career decisions.
Online Access: www.bls.gov/oco
The U.S. Department of Labor developed the Occupational Network (O*NET) to help people find a job that interests them. It allows people to search for jobs listed alphabetically, by required education or training, by O*NET number, or by interests. It also lists jobs by earning rates, growth rates, and number of openings.
Online Access: www.online.onetcenter.org
New and Emerging Occupations: www.onetcenter.org/dl_files/Taxonomy2010_AppD.pdf
Best Jobs of 2013
A collection of lists compiled by US News, as based on data categorized by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
|Best 100 Jobs|
|Best Jobs Ranked by Industry|
What's it Worth?
A resource from Georgetown University which shows the worth of Bachelor's Degrees from a variety of different majors:
Career advisors use the following assessment tests to help students expand and explore career options.
Advisors recommend these tests based on the students needs and afterward help them interpret their results.
To reserve a test or set up an appointment with an academic advisor, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Academic Discovery Center in 129 Manwaring Center.
The purpose of TypeFocus is to help you make wise choices by learning about your personality type and what it means to you. Discover your strengths, and as you understand yourself better, you'll clarify your values, skills and interests and become more focused. This report will help you discover deeply satisfying careers that work with your strengths and not against them, and work that will be more satisfying in the long run - where it counts.
For instructions for TypeFocus click here.
Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS)
The Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS) analyzes your self-reported interests and skills and shows how you compare with people in general and with happily employed people in a variety of occupations. The purpose of this report is to help find a career in which students will be happy and productive. The results can help students plan their next educational or career choices.
Career Assessment Inventory (CAI)
The Career Assessment Inventory (CAI) compares an individual's occupational interests to those of individuals in 111 specific careers that reflect a broad range of technical and professional positions in today's workforce. The inventory is used to advise individuals on career development. It assists students to identify career directions and major areas of study.