Kuder Journey helps students explore professional interests

Ask any 4-year-old what he wants to be when he grows up and he knows exactly what to say — a firefighter, a professional wrestler, or Batman. But for college students, that question is often a bit more difficult to answer.

For OCCC students who are unsure about what they want to be when they grow up, the Student Employment and Career Services website contains a link to www.kuderjourney.com, a career assessment program which evaluates a person’s interests and generates career options they might consider, said Academic Advising Director Tamara Madden.

Madden said using Kuder Journey is a good way for students to find out what their professional interests are.

“[Kuder Journey] is an assessment program that helps students explore different opportunities,” she said. “It’s a program to help students assess what their values, interests, and … [explores] what kind of major or job they want to go into,” she said.

The Kuder Journey link can be accessed by visiting the OCCC homepage, then selecting the Student Employment and Career Services link under the Student Services tab.

While the assessment typically costs around $40, Madden said, OCCC students can use the service free of charge by contacting the Student Employment and Career Services Office for an activation code. Once students have had their interests assessed by Kuder Journey, they can bring their results to the Academic Advising Office for an evaluation.

“We can offer career advisement based on that Kuder Journey assessment,” Madden said.

Madden said students with questions regarding career advisement don’t require an advising appointment.

To receive your activation code for a Kuder Journey assessment, contact the Student Employment and Career Services Office at 405-682-7519. For more information about career advisement, contact the Academic Advising Office at 405-682-7535.

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