What is the Career Mindset of College Students?


Career guidance leader Career Key, http://www.careerkey.org, has released a new infographic for school counselors highlighting some of the critical college and career readiness mindsets and behaviors for student success developed by the American School Counselor Association  (ASCA).

According to ASCA, “ ‘ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K-12 College and Career Readiness Standards for Every Student’ describes the knowledge, skills and attitudes students need to achieve academic success, college and career readiness, and social/emotional  development.”

In the infographic, counselors see at a glance the mindsets and behaviors from the Career Development Domain students cover in a classroom activity taking the Career Key test, a validcareer interest inventory based on Holland’s Theory. Career Key takes an informal approach to the standards, giving them labels like “[f]ind my tribe” and “[e]xpanding my  universe.”

This is a good time of year to consider college and career readiness as students are choosing classes and career pathways. Choosing a rigorous curriculum and getting good grades in one’s classes are some of the most important characteristics of being “college and career ready.” An accurate career assessment like the Career Key is a big help in making the right choices. In about 10-15 minutes, Career Key helps students discover their strongest personality types, compatible interest areas, and career goals to help inform those  choices.

Founded by a counselor educator and serving school counselors for nearly 20 years, Career Key is a longtime supporter of ASCA and its research-based standards for creating professional, comprehensive school counseling programs. This new infographic encourages counselors to align their programs with ASCA standards by making it fun and easy to identify those covered when using Career  Key.

About Career  Key
Career Key was founded by nationally recognized counseling psychologist Dr. Lawrence K. Jones, NCC, a Professor Emeritus at N.C. State University. It is a Career Well-Being Company, helping people makes sense and meaning of career and education choices. In addition to being earth-friendly, Career Key donates 10% of website sales to  charity.

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