In the last post, I covered how I’ve been using Naviance with my junior son to help him develop a long list of colleges to research and (later) a short-list of schools to which he will apply. This week, I want to share some of Naviance’s other great features.
In the Career Module, students can explore different types of careers and discover majors that may be of interest to them. While it’s not necessary for a student to be certain of their major before entering college, it’s always fun to imagine the possibilities. The “Career Cluster Finder” and “Career Interest Profiler” are simple assessments which help a student discover career matches based on activities of interest, personal attributes, and most-enjoyed subjects. The results of the assessment include the student’s strongest fields of interest and those of lesser interest. Students can also view matching careers and career clusters that may be of interest to them based on the results of the assessments.