Career Exploration Reflection

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President Thomas S. Monson once said, “One of God’s greatest gifts to us is the joy of trying again, for no failure ever need be final.” His teaching suggests that the only road to failure is by not choosing a road at all. This summer, I have developed a wider and deeper understanding of not fearing failure, particularly concerning my questions, “What major should I declare? Or what career should I reach for?” Beginning our Summer Career Exploration class, I was fearful of making a decision I would regret. However, no matter how much time passed, I never felt any different. Through our testing, interviews and classroom instruction, I have been edified and come closer to discovering what major and career I should pursue. Probably one of my most enriching experiences in this class was based primarily upon the personality and career aptitude tests. Before these tests, I felt that answers to my deepest questions would never be found in a standardized test. Today, my belief remains firm. However, the tests created a foundation which I …show more content…
Instead of holding a question and answer period, we discussed what he would like me to know about his career. Through the dialogue, each question that was suggested was asked. Naturally, we discussed how to achieve a similar career, what it entailed and what similar career paths were available. Similar to the tests, I realized that he couldn’t make the decision for me or tell me what to look for. Instead, he became a face to my test results, with whom I could speak with and relate to. Interviewing also didn’t provide me answers to my questions but helped me focus on asking some of the right questions. Thankfully he also helped me face my fear that I’d be ignorant of my options. He provided suggestions and lists of fields and careers that I didn’t know were real. I learned that speaking with others doesn’t answer questions, but becomes a second tool in discovering

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