Career Exploration Project
By Aidan Currie
What kind of student am I?
- I ask and answer questions in class.
- I am good at taking tests.
- I have the things I need for class.
I am a very good student.
- Good Study Habits
- Good Grades
- Good Career Options
- Good Life
What's my learning style?
You are a Tactile learner, you learn by touching and doing. You understand and remember things through physical movement. You are a "hands-on" learner who prefers to touch, move, build, or draw what you learn, and you tend to learn better when some type of physical activity is involved. You need to be active and take frequent breaks, you often speak with your hands and with gestures, and you may have difficulty sitting still. As a tactile learner, you like to take things apart and put things together, and you tend to find reasons to tinker or move around when you become bored. You may be very well coordinated and have good athletic ability. You can easily remember things that were done but may have difficulty remembering what you saw or heard in the process. You often communicate by touching, and you appreciate physically expressed forms of encouragement, such as a pat on the back.
You: Participate in activities that involve touching, building, moving, or drawing. Do lots of hands-on activities like completing art projects, taking walks, or acting out stories. It's OK to chew gum, walk around, or rock in a chair while reading or studying. Use flashcards and arrange them in groups to show relationships between ideas. Trace words with your finger to learn spelling (finger spelling). Take frequent breaks during reading or studying periods (frequent, but not long). It's OK to tap a pencil, shake your foot, or hold on to something while learning. Use a computer to reinforce learning through the sense of touch.
Do I know any creative people?
My sister, dad, and friends.
In what areas of my life am I most creative?
I am creative when it comes to coming up with new ideas, finding things that look like something else (example, clouds), and making stuff out of other stuff like legos.
Is there anything I do daily that I can try doing in a different way?
Nothing that I can come up with but I'm sure there's plenty of them.
Which Careers Match My Skills?
Working with your hands
Working with machines and tools
Building and fixing things
Studying math or science
Solving problems and puzzles
Working with computers
- Engineer: works in a variety of fields to analyze, develop and evaluate large-scale, complex systems. This can mean and improve and maintaining current systems or creating brand new projects. Engineers design and draft blueprints, visit systems in the field and manage projects.
- Top skills: Creativity: You must be able to think of new systems and new ways to work. You must be able to think creatively and ask the right questions.
- Math Skills: You must understand complex mathematical analysis, calculus, and other mathematics for design and troubleshooting.
- Mechanical Skills: The ability to understand mechanical concepts and processes easily, as well as use equipment and tools will help you in your profession.
- Problem-Solving Skills: Engineers work to develop new solutions to problems. You will need the skills to identify the source of the problem and create and test solutions.
- Teamwork: Engineers will be part of a team in developing systems, fixing problems or creating solutions. You will need to work well with others in order to get the job done.
- Listening Skills: Listening to workers, teammates and management is crucial to an engineer's job.
- Communication Skills: You must be able to communicate your plans, thoughts, and rationale in your job. Good communication skills will help you greatly in accomplishing your job.
- Project Management: Large-scale project require the ability to manage time, supplies, personnel and funds.
- Average Salary: Depending on the field, you can make between $77,000 to over $100,000 per year.