Porter County Discover Career Exploration Workshops

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: January 28, 2010

Purdue University North Central is offering a series of workshops for students or prospective students who are unsure about the world of college, the world of work and preparing for that work or career.

Gathering information about majors and careers is an important part of the decision-making process. The Discover workshops are designed to give participants an inventory assessment of their interests, abilities, and values. The results of these inventories generate a list of occupations that match those results. To prepare for each occupation, a list of college majors is given, plus colleges offering those majors. Instruction is given on using other parts of the program, as well as exploring four-year plans of study for each major.

Discover is a helpful tool that leads to making an informed, wise decision that will help eliminate "career confusion and major indecision"! The Discover Program can also be helpful in assisting people wanting to make a career change. This computerized program has updated information on more than 500 careers, majors and colleges. Discover also provides a section on resume writing, interviewing techniques and links to many more articles and helpful websites.

Workshops at PNC - Porter County, 600 Vale Park Road, Valparaiso, in the Graduate Building, Computer Lab will be Wednesdays Feb. 10, March 17, April 14 and May 12 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

There are two workshops for high school students and their parents:

At the PNC Westville Campus, Technology Building, Room 219 on Wed. May 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

At PNC - Porter County, Graduate Building, Computer Lab on Tues. March 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The workshops are free but registration is required.

Reservations may be made by calling Deb Kohler at 219-531-6500, or contacting Allana Burke at aburke@pnc.edu , or (219) 462-4197 ext. 5284.

Further information about Discover and workshop dates may be found at http://pnc.edu/discover.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Kohler.