Dykeman and colleagues (2001) have
developed a taxonomy of career development interventions used in U.S.
secondary schools that can help practitioners evaluate and improve the
effectiveness of guidance programs. They consulted career guidance
practitioners, researchers, and literature and identified a comprehensive
list of 44 interventions. Each intervention was rated on five variables:
time (short term/long term), mode (active/passive), control (adult/youth),
place (school/community), and size (group/individual). Cluster analysis
produced a taxonomy with four types of interventions: introductory,
advising, curriculum based, and work based.
2002-2003 Central Region Consortium
Improved linkages among vocational and
technical education programs, economic development initiatives, the
Statewide Advisory Committees, and statewide discipline/industry
collaborative projects; and WIA boards and entities; and disseminated
The Career Center at Portland State
The Career Center at Portland State University maintains an
excellent site that includes Career Center and Internet resources by major,
frequently asked questions about majors and careers, and information about
the Peace Corps.
http://www.career.pdx.edu/siteindex.htm is Portland State University's
very comprehensive career site. Q3, 2003
What Can I Do With A Major In...
A very popular site that lists careers related to majors at the University
of North Carolina. Every career center should have a set of career
guides such as these. Specific major site information is printed at the end.
www.uncwil.edu Q3, 2003
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Career Path Assessment:
This is a guide to help you make a decision about your career path so you
can develop an educational plan. It's a good place to start looking for
information to help make career choices that feel right, to learn about job
prospects for various occupations and the education and training necessary,
and to explore skills needed to get the job.
http://www.math.unl.edu/~nmsi/tQ2/assessment.html Q3, 2003
The Career Interest Game:
This is a game designed to help match interests and skills with similar
careers related to the Holland types. Each type links to related careers,
but the information is very general. The Occupational Outlook Handbook
should be used to obtain more complete information about targeted careers.
http://www.missouri.edu/~cppcwww/holland.shtml Q3, 2003
Career Paths On-line: 10 Steps to the Career
You must register, but it is a user-friendly site with the first five steps
containing short assessments on personality, interests, values, learning
styles, and skills. It can be completed within a two-hour period and leads
to careers to research and ways to set goals in the next five steps. It can
be used to confirm other inventories, as a supplement to a career class, or
http://careerpathsonline.com Q3, 2003
San Francisco State University
www.sfsu.edu an excellent example of a college career
Try starting with the "Student" selection and go to "Career
Planning." They have good definitions, as well as samples for resumes and
interview techniques. Q3, 2003
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Online Education Resources:
http://www.hoyle.com/distance.htm (distance learning classes and
www.universityalliance.com, classes are online.
If any of you decide that you want to continue your education by taking
classes over the Internet, these resources should help you out. Q3,
Indiana: Site for career planning - with
information for secondary and college students and parents:
American Measuring Tool
and Manufacturing Association, (AMTMA)
features information on AMTMA, such as:
- How to join, membership benefits and a
history of the association.
- It also has two useful features for
members and nonmembers alike:
- A newsletter archive and a directory of
- Quarterly newsletters, each including
complete articles for tool manufacturers, a company profile and short news
- The member directory includes contact
information and homepage links for dozens of organizations.
University of Columbia Office of Research
Santa Barbara Office of Research