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Career Assessment

Career Assessment:

FOCUS-2: Online Self-assessment and Career Exploration Tool

The Career Development Center (CDC) has joined forces with Career Dimensions 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.

Returning FOCUS-2 users click on the Focus 2 icon below to log in:

Focus 2 Returning Users Link

First-time users….

  • To create a new user account, you must first enter the Randolph College FOCUS-2 access code. The current Focus 2 Access Code is: wildcat (all lower case).
  • Decide on your own username and password for future use. (tip: use something you will use for all of your career related activities).Be sure to remember your personal username and password (the CDC does NOT have access to 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 (if you are not sure, speak with a CDC staff member). You can exit and return to the program at any time. Each section takes 10 to 15 minutes; the whole program takes about 1 hour to complete.
  • When finished, print your completed reports and/or portfolio and make an appointment with the Career Development Center by calling 947-8116 or emailing us.
  • New FOCUS-2 users click on the icon below to register:
    Focus 2 First Time Users Registration Link

First-years & Sophomores:

FOCUS-2 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 & Alumnae/Alumni:

FOCUS-2 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.

Questions?

If you have any questions about FOCUS-2, please contact the director in the Career Development Center (CDC), first floor West Hall, by phone at 434-947-8116 or by email. We look forward to discussing your results with you!

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  • Internship Contract Deadlines

    Summer Internship — Due: May 1st (appeal period until July 31)

    Fall Internship — Due: Aug 15 (appeal period until end of first week of classes)

    Winter Internship — Due: Dec 1st (no appeal period)

    Spring Internship — Due: Dec 1st (appeal period until end of first week of classes)

    Contracts submitted during appeal period must be accompanied by an Appeal Form regardless of reason or circumstances. After that date, Internships may not earn credit.

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