Identify A Career Area Analysis

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Identify a career area you might be interested in pursuing. Working in an education setting is always my dream and very rewarding. My current position and previous positions are all in community colleges, and I love it. I am surrounded by educated people and people who want to learn. I feel that I can learn something new every day and the working environment motivate me to continue enhancing my knowledge. However, I am interested in pursuing a career as a Career and Academic Navigator in a higher education setting, a different position than I am currently working. In many community colleges, there are an academic advisor and career advisor. Academic advisor helps students with their education plan and help enroll in classes depending on their …show more content…

I feel that academic and career plannings are a package and navigator should be looking at both when assisting students. That way students ready for employment that related to their career interest and academically prepared for that while in school. Seeing many students confused and frustrated because what their career interest and academic plan do not fit well make me feel sad. As well as, we as staff members of higher education are not doing our job well if students do not accomplish what they came to school for. Therefore, combination of two positions into one and assisting students from start to finish as well as place them on a career path and send them off with fully prepare employment plan. That is why I want to be a Career and Academic …show more content…

“”Empathic listening is useful in establishing and maintaining relationships with others by showing that you care about them and their concerns” (Walker, 2015, p. 261). To be a career and academic navigator, I need to know more information about different types of career and academic programs offer at the school. Also, be able to navigate and obtain a variety of information to assist students, I need to establish and maintain relationships with others by showing that I care. To learn information from others, I need to listen as well and create a space for people to feel that I understand and care about them. “Empathy- the ability to see the world as the other person sees it, to understand what it feels like to be that person and to communicate that understanding convincingly to the other person” (American University Counseling Center [AUCC], n.d., para. 1). Creating a safe and comfortable environment for students can help me be good at my

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