Exploring Career Options and Informational Interview Assignment
In this assignment, you will learn to become familiar with the Occupational Outlook Handbook, which provides extensive information on careers. Also, you will take steps to prepare to conduct an informational interview. An informational interview is an excellent way to learn more about a career, a company, or an industry. It is also used to help you increase your professional network.
- Read this article on .equella.ecollege.com/file/db9fc3d5-6a81-4d20-8204-0089f175cbf1/14/Week5_Overview_of_Informational_Interview.pdf”>informational interviews.
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- The Exploring Your Career Options and Informational Interview Assignment will be graded with the rubric below.
|Part I Exploring Career Options||10||For full credit, all aspects of the Career Interest chart need to be completed thoroughly.|
|Part II Career Analysis||55||For full credit, responses to the Career Analysis section should be thorough and provide new information based on research.|
|Part III Informational Interviews||25||For full credit, responses to the Informational Interview section should be thorough and logical based on desired occupation.|
|Writing Skills||10||Student followed all the conventions of professional English. This includes, but is not limited to, grammar, syntax, spelling, and mechanics.|
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Exploring Career Options and Informational Interviews
Using the DeVry
and the Occupational
There are three parts to this assignment. Please be
sure to review all aspects of this assignment thoroughly before responding to
the questions. You can type your answers directly on this instruction sheet and
attach it to the Dropbox. This assignment will be graded using the rubric
available in the Week 5 Assignment tab. Please note that 10 points will count
toward writing skills
Part I: Exploring
Career Options (10 points)
Go to .devry.edu/degree-programs/program-guides.html”>http://www.devry.edu/degree-programs/program-guides.html
Download a DeVry Program Guide by selecting the hyperlink
that best describes your specialization.
Read the two-page DeVry Program Guide for your
specialization andtake note of the possible career titles listed on the second
Go to .bls.gov/ooh”>http://www.bls.gov/oohto
learn more about an occupation in your field of interest.
Select one of the categories under Occupation
Groups in the list on the left.
Search for one of the career titles you have made
a note of. (If you cannot find your
career title on this page, enter it in the upper-right search box.)
At the top of the career listing, you will see
tabs for the five categories listed below. Click each of the tabs, study the
content, and fill in the chart below for one career of interest.
Identify a career of interest and potential job title:
Job duties and responsibilities:
Qualifications necessary for job of interest:
Potential salary range:
Similar occupations/job titles:
Part II: Career
Analysis (55 points)
For this section of the assignment, you will critically
analyze a career in your field of interest. Your responses to each question
should be thorough and provide new information based on the research you have
Part III: Informational Interviews (25
questions will help you prepare for conductingan informational interview. Be sure to review the material about
informational interviews in this week’s textbook reading and the article on informational
interviews linked on the Week 5 Assignments page. You can also search the DeVry
University library for more information about informational interviews before
responding to these questions.