Career Counseling and Services has joined forces with FOCUS-2 to bring you a new online, self-guided, interactive program designed to help you select the right college major and plan your career based on your personal interests, values, skills, personality, and aspirations.
Some information to help you get started:
The FOCUS-2 access code is: careers
Decide on your own username and password for future use.
Be sure to remember your personal username and password (Career Counseling and Services will not have it).
We suggest you begin by working on the sections detailed below. You do not have to complete every section. Select the ones that best meet your needs. You can exit and return to the program at any time. Each section takes 10 to 15 minutes; the whole program takes about 2 hours to complete.
When finished, print your completed reports and/or portfolio and make an appointment with the Director of Career Counseling and Services by calling (845) 675-4584 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now you are ready to enter the FOCUS-2 site to register as a first-time user.
Freshmen & Sophomores
can help you select majors and consolidate career goals.
Work on as many sections as you can in both the Career Readiness and Self Assessment categories. If you are trying to select your major, we highly recommend the 'Academic Strengths' section, as well as the 5 sections in the Self Assessment category.
Junior & Seniors
can help you plan your job and/or graduate school search.
Start with the 'Your Career Planning Status' in the Career Readiness category. If your scores are in the medium or low range, we highly recommend you complete the 5 sections in the Self Assessment category.
Click on the 'Combine the Results of Multiple Assessments' to see how all of your results work together. This will generate a list of occupations related to your assessment results.
Once you have an understanding of your interests, personality, skills, values & leisure interests, use the ‘Explore the Possibilities’ section to research potential careers. This section provides information about each career, including educational background and salary information. You can also complete a side-by-side comparison of careers.
If you would like, you can consolidate all of your reports into a portfolio in the ‘Personal Portfolio’ section. We recommend you do this step if you have completed most or all of the assessment sections. If you have only taken one or two sections, it may not be necessary.
If you have any questions about FOCUS-2, please contact the Career Counseling and Services Office on the 2nd floor of the Betty Olsen House/The Hub, by phone at (845) 675-4584 or by email at email@example.com. We look forward to discussing your results with you!