Monday, October 17, 2022

Degree Exploration

"Ignorance is bliss" is a phrase coined by Thomas Gray in his 1768 "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College". But is ignorance really bliss when it comes to career exploration and job search? Fear not, CareerZone has the tools necessary to help you navigate through your degree and possible career outcomes. 

CareerZone offers innumerable degree exploration guides that encompass all programs at Brock to help you and other students. What makes the degree exploration guides so special you may ask? Well, the answer is simple. In this one single document, students can find job search websites, potential career options, volunteer experiences, relevant articles, and websites on which to connect with industry professionals. These resources take the pressure off of wondering what you can do after graduation! 

Additionally, CareerZone offers career assessments like Career Cruising, Type Focus and Colour Code to help students make sense of their passions and goals. We cannot talk about degree exploration without mentioning the incredible talent development specialists and career assistants who always have amazing advice to share. Students are more than welcome to book appointments or drop in to CareerZone for additional help and resources. We have a multitude of resources to help incoming and returning students navigate through their job search.    

I spoke to a few of our Senior Career Assistants and CareerZone staff and asked them how CareerZone and degree exploration resources have helped them. Here are some of the very interesting things that they had to say…

Megan (Senior Career Assistant): “Actually yes, CareerZone did help me. When I was switching from Con-Ed to Psychology, I spoke to my academic advisors, and they showed me the degree exploration guides and I wanted to go into psych therapy and CareerZone had the degree guides that helped me to figure out the path I want to take.” 

Kwasi (Senior Career Assistant): “Yes it did help me. It helped me map out the things I want to do and find different approaches to get to my goal.” 

Brieanna (Lead Career Assistant): “It helped me recognize my potential. It helped me realize that my degree has various pathways. Since I am doing a teaching degree, people assume that being a teacher is the only thing you can do later but there are so many other options and it helped me figure that part out.” 

Ishan (Co-Curricular Assistant): “It helped me align my path and find opportunities and it was beneficial to set the path. Having so many opportunities helped me to narrow down my options and make the most of my degree.”

For more information on Degree Exploration tips and guides stop by CareerZone in Market Hall and talk to one of our Career Assistants! 

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Written by Mishrka Bucha, Career Assistant 
Edited by Kara Renaud, Manager of Career Education, CCEE 

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