To use the Planning Map, follow the steps listed below:
Work through the self-assessment by thinking about your career goals. If you canít identify a specific career path, just list the characteristics of a career that would appeal to you and then identify the skills, experiences, and characteristics that you might need to develop in order to work in such a setting by finishing the self-assessment.
Take your time in working through the self-assessment. You might want to talk to your parents, mentors, persons working in your preferred setting or, your academic advisor to help identify necessary skills.
Based on the results of the assessment instrument, review the quadrants and determine what deficits identified by the self-assessment will be adequately addressed by your curricular experiences. If you need to, consult with faculty or an advisor regarding this question.
For those areas that may not be completely addressed by your curricular experiences, think about how out-of-class experiences in each of the quadrants might help develop the remaining deficits.
Check out the links provided on this website to gain more information about the types of out-of-class experiences that are available to you.
Review the goal setting materials.
for your out-of-class experiences
in each quadrant area.
Write your goals on the goal sheet and keep the goal sheet where you can refer to it often.
Review your goals with a trusted
advisor (faculty member, academic advisor, parent, sibling,
employer, friend) to help you think through your decisions and
address areas you may have overlooked.
Live your plan adjusting goals as needed.