Unsure of what to major in? Trying to narrow down several options for occupations? Here are tools to help you explore where the Lord may be leading you vocationally. Of course be sure to consult with your parents about potential careers since they know you best! And be sure to pursue your relationship with the Lord: follow him one step at a time, and you’ll be on the right track!
In order to help with decision-making regarding future careers, the juniors take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and the related Find Your Interests (FYI) interest inventory. The aptitude test and interest inventory can be plugged into a special online career exploration tool called the OCCU-Find to look for occupations for which you are both gifted and interested. A student’s scores are not given to the military unless the parents contact the academic office ahead of testing to ask for release for that student’s scores.
Juniors and seniors have a wonderful opportunity to participate in our Career Fair in the fall. This event, which takes place during the school day, is an opportunity for students to interact with and ask questions of a panel of BJU faculty members who represent various fields of study—including Bible, medicine, education, business, and more.
Use interest inventories to help highlight interests, values and skills. When students register for the ACT, they take the ACT Interest Inventory. Explore ACT tools here. Students may also contact the academic office to take the Strong Interest Inventory.
An Individualized Graduation Plan (IGP) is available for students to map out academic pathways from grades 9 to 12, confirm graduation requirements, and identify possible career clusters or majors. IGP templates are available for the Honors Math, Honors Science, and Science Fundamentals tracks. Keep in mind that IGP’s are helpful tools but do not determine when a student must take a particular course.
Many colleges request a volunteer log to track a student’s community involvement. Here is a log for student’s to track their own volunteer work.
Click here to learn more about a career in the health profession. As with any website, parents may want to review content before giving students access to the website.