Who AM I ? By Colton Makinster

Table of Contents

  1. Who did I think I was before entering this class?
  2. Interest Profiler
  3. IDEAS
  4. Workplace Importance Locator
  5. Career Cluster
  6. What Careers From My Results Interest Me?
  7. What Education Is Required ?
  8. What Schooling Options Am I Considering
  9. What Companies Would I like To Consider Working for?
Who Was I Before Entering This Class
  • Strengths: Responsible, Good at Math, Good at Science, Athletic
  • Weaknesses: Perfectionist/Can take a long time, Average writer
  • Plans: Go to college at Blue Mountain Community College
  • Work for the Idaho fish and game
  • Goals: College Degree, Become Manager at Fish and Game
Interest Profiler
My top 3 categories were investigative, realistic, and conventional.
Investigative
  • What it Means- People with investigative interests like work activities that have to do with ideas and thinking more than with physical activity. They like to search for facts and figure out problems mentally rather than to persuade or lead people.
  • Jobs- Consists more of the STEM occupations being environmental sciences, engineering, and Doctor/Surgeon stuff.
Realistic
  • What it Means- People with realistic interests like work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They enjoy dealing with plants, animals, and real-world materials, like wood, tools, and machinery. They enjoy outside work. Often people with realistic interests do not like occupations that mainly involve doing paperwork or working closely with others.
  • Jobs- Consists of the environmental sciences as well as more of the trade type jobs like a carpenter, electrician, roofers.
Conventional
  • What it Means- People with conventional interests like work activities that follow set procedures and routines. They prefer working with data and detail more than with ideas. They prefer work in which there are precise standards rather than work in which you have to judge things by yourself. These people like working where the lines of authority are clear.
  • Jobs- Consists of bank tellers, accountants, etc.
Ideas
My two highest interest was in the realistic category under the nature section and investigative under the science section. These sections include some of the same jobs like

Jobs- some common jobs between those two categories are Marine Biologists, Environmental Scientists, Conservation Scientists.

Workplace Importance Locator
  • My work place expectations top three was recognition, Achievement, Working Conditions.
  • Recognition: People for whom recognition is important like to work in jobs which have opportunities for them to advance, be recognized for their work, and direct and instruct others.
  • Achievement :people for whom achievement is important like to see the results of their work and to use their strongest abilities.
  • Working Conditions: people for whom good working conditions are important like jobs offering steady employment and good pay. They want employment that fits their individual work style.
Career Cluster

My top 3 career clusters were "Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources", "Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics", and "Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security".

  • The "Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources" section includes jobs like an Agricultural Scientist, Environmental Engineer, and Forestry Technician.
  • The "Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics" section includes jobs like a biologist, conservation scientist, engineers, etc.
  • The "Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security" section includes jobs like a corrections officer, firefighter, Fish and Game Wardens, Sheriffs.
What Careers Interest Me Now
  • Agricultural Scientist: study plants and soils. They use science to protect, develop, and manage these resources.
  • Forestry Technician: help develop and protect forests.
  • Conservation Scientist: manage, develop, and help protect soil and range lands.
  • Fish and Game Wardens: enforce the laws that protect fish and wildlife.
What education is required?
  • Agricultural Scientist: Have a bachelors degree in agricultural science
  • Forestry Technician: two-year degree in a forestry field
  • Conservation Scientist: Have a bachelors degree in natural science
  • Fish and Game Wardens: have at least an associate degree, and complete short-term, on the job training
What schooling options am I willing to Consider
  • Possible Schools:
  • Blue Mountain Community College: has a two-year degree close to what I am interested in and allows me to play baseball.
  • College of Idaho: Allows me to take an environmental science degree for four years or transfer in from a two year would still be able to play baseball
  • University of Idaho: Is a four-year that I could start at or transfer into and has every degree possible for working with the forest service or fish and game. However they dont have baseball so I would have to give that up.
  • Boise State University: Has a few degrees that are relative to the forest service and fish and game and they have a club baseball team so I would be able to continue playing baseball.
  • All the schools are close to home making them all really easy options to choose.
What Companies Would I like To Consider Working For
  • Idaho Fish and Game
  • Boise Cascade
  • Potlatch Corporation
  • Idaho BLM
  • Idaho Natural Resource Conservation Service

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