To assist students in the difficult process of career discovery and career exploration, the Career Center is pleased to be the sole provider of FOCUS on-campus. This is an interactive tool that will collect data about your interests, preferences, and skills, and provide you with suggested career paths based on your individual data set.
With the results of this self-assessment, and a consultation with a career counselor, you will have detailed information about career options and a good, objective baseline from which to conduct a strategic search.
Users of FOCUS learn to make realistic decisions about their goals and plans, how to self-manage their careers and the importance of adaptability in these times of change.
You are encouraged to meet with a Career Counselor to discuss how FOCUS can help you! PRINT the FOCUS summary reports and bring the copies to your appointment. The Career Counselor can review the reports and any questions you may have on the results. Contact the Career Center at (401) 254-3224 to schedule an appointment.
Keep in mind that once your plan is created, the next step always includes connecting with people: alumni, faculty, advisers, your parents, friends, and, of course, employers. Please use the resources of the Career Center to assist in this process. Help with resumes, cover letters, interviewing, networking, and all things career related is at your fingertips by calling the The Career Center at (401) 254-3224.
We encourage all students to meet with a Career Counselor before using the FOCUS program for the first time, To use the system, call the Career Center at 401-254-3224 and then click here. To return to your FOCUS data, please click here.
Once you have your results, you may find more detail about individual occupations at O*Net OnLine by clicking here.
Have fun and share your results with the the Career Center, your parents, faculty advisers, and friends to get the most out of the process.
Match your interests with people who are in selected fields to gain insight into what kinds of careers would be a good fit for you.
Gain insight into your personality. Each person has a unique style, but there are four distinct areas of preference that the MBTI® instrument will highlight for you. Information can then be used to move forward with your career development.
® MBTI, Myers-Briggs and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Trust in the United States and other countries.
® Strong Interest Inventory is a registered trademark of CPP, Inc.
No matter where you are in your academic life, it is never too late to start developing your career action plan. The RWU Career Center is here to help you achieve the success you define for yourself. Anywhere along the way, please use our office as a resource. The Career Center has many services in place to help you succeed.
Goals: develop awareness of values, personality, interests, and skills
Goals: Match values, interests and skills to career choices
Goals: Test career decisions, expand academic knowledge, acquire entry-level occupational skills
Goals: Complete academic requirements, solidify career direction, develop and implement a job search plan and/or graduate school plan