Career Cluster Project

By Brendan Norton

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"You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind." -Joyce Meyer

My Family!

I have a healthy close family of 5, not counting myself. We currently live in a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment but are looking for a place to move to. We had a house in Fianna Hills that we were going to rent but last night (2/10/16) the owner called us and told us plans had changes and we weren't going to get to move to that house. We have one other house in mind (I think) so we are going to continue to look and hopefully find something that works for us. My dad got divorced when I was young so I only get to see my mom about 4 or 5 weeks a year, but we are ok with that and we will always get to do cool stuff like go to the OKC zoo because my Aunt Heather gives my mom an annual Zoo Pass so we can go.

My Interests!

When I grow up, I want to be a video game designer or tester, those are the people that make and test video games for glitches and bugs and all that fun stuff. I remember when Coffee Stain Studios came out with Goat Simulator and it had all those wacky physics and stuff, people went crazy, but those were the good kind of bugs and glitches, some of them can be game breaking, like playing a game like Splatoon! but you get glitched into a corner and can't respawn. I also like playing my violin so maybe I could become an orchestra teacher or maybe a choir teacher because I also like singing.

Things In A Lifetime!

There are a lot of things I want to do in a lifetime like going skydiving. Some of the other things I want to do include: Having a Family when I grow up, work for Google, win an award, and buy a fancy car.

My Values!

I value getting work done, being happy with my job, and having good pay. My life values are meeting family needs, having a good home and extra money, and meeting friend needs.

My Skills!

I am good at playing the violin, doing math and coding. I could use these skills to become an Orchestra Instructor, a video game designer/tester or a mathematician of some sort.

My Career Cluster!

I align with the Information Technology cluster and that means I would like jobs that involve computers and graphic design a lot. Some jobs for people that align with Information Technology are: Video Game Designer, Video Game Tester, Graphic Design Artist, Communications Manager, Software Programmer, and tons of other stuff like coding and product management.

It's All Good Over Here!

Some of the things that make me happy are when I do something good and get rewarded for it, help someone out when they don't feel good, and when I do something right and someone praises me for it.
"I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we're all teachers - if we're willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door." -Marla Gibbs

My Intelligences!

I am a Kinesthetic, logical, and Intrapersonal person. This means that I like to work with my hands, I am very good at reasoning, and I like to work by myself.

Personality Traits!

I am an INTJ-t, or in other words "The Architect". We are imaginative yet decisive, ambitious yet private, amazingly curious, but we do not squander our energy. I often stick to the places with less people, enjoy being around others I trust deeply, and when I get into a relationship, I have a hard time trying not to go all or nothing.

Jobs for My Intelligences!

Kinesthetic: Performer, Athlete, Physical Therapist

Logical: Computer Programmer, Detective, Lawyer

Intrapersonal: Theorist, Psychologist, Inventor

Activities I'm Involved In!

I am involved in two musical groups in Ramsey, Orchestra and Choir, I am a very good violinist and a decent singer, I am also in an after school orchestra program called Big Brother, this is where I get partnered up with a seventh grader and we meet after school on a designated day to have essentially private lessons. I am not involved in any out of schools activities but I want to get a job as an umpire for the Fort Smith Church League.

Ways I Can Improve!

I could improve my stress by doing more things I like, I could improve my motivation by getting an alarm or setting a timer and timing myself, and I could improve my friendships by getting out and doing stuff with people I know.
"Correction does much, but encouragement does more." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe