Career Plan

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Fleischman Soc 4587 Four Examples of Career Plans CAREER PLAN EXAMPLE 1 Looking ahead at what is coming in the next month makes reality sink in. It feels like I just started college a couple of months ago and looking for a career is years away. Looking at the questions in the book makes me realize what type of career I am truly interested in. The many questions of money dwell in everyone's minds from time to time. After graduating from UMD I will probably have around $7,000 worth of college loans to pay back. I am interested in staying in Minnesota for a couple of years to get started and take some time off from schooling. In general, we all want to have lots of money, live in a nice home and drive a nice car or two. For me a nice …show more content…
I consider others feelings and understand needs and values. Also, I decide, plan, order, and make quick decisions. According to the personality mosiac, I am investigative, artistic, and social. Meaning I explore and understand things and events, value creative ideas and am sensitive, and help, teach, counsel, and serve others. I feel that all of these aspects of the two tests reflect me as a person, and I feel that they are excellent skills to have in a social services profession. How is one to help others if they don't understand needs and values, consider feelings, or generalizes about people and situations? To prepare myself for the career field, I have taken many courses that will guide me. I have taken many psychology courses in an effort to understand problems that people may have and where these problems may stem from. I have taken communications classes to help relate to the people that I will work with. I have taken a counseling class to help me help others understand their feelings and see solutions to their problems. Finally, I have taken courses in human diversity, American Indian studies, and women's studies to broaden my horizons beyond the white middle class values and beliefs that I grew up with. I hope that my internship placement will allow me to test the skills that I have learned. It will give me a chance to learn which skill will work and which skills won't. It will give me a chance to

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