With Career Key's new tool, colleges can match students’ personality to the majors and programs they offer for greater student engagement and success.
Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) February 29, 2016
Career Key’s career assessment, http://www.careerkey.org, offers a new student college major match tool called “My College’s Majors” for college admissions, first year experience (FYE), student success, and academic advising programs. With it, colleges can match students’ personality to the majors and programs they offer for greater student engagement and success.
Career Key Discovery for Higher Education, which contains the career assessment and this new tool, is short, easy to understand and use by students and college staff. No consulting, training or certification is required to begin using it right away. Career Key’s author, counseling psychologist Dr. Lawrence K. Jones, NCC, designed it to be self-interpretive and easy to implement for educators, enabling them to quickly take advantage of its benefits for students.
Large, national research studies show that students who choose a college major or training program that closely matches their strongest Holland personality type are more likely to:
- Get better grades,
- Stick with their major, and
- Graduate on time.
In a competitive higher education market under pressure for better student outcomes, college admissions, first year experience (FYE) and student success programs can stand out by taking advantage of this research. They can provide greater value to students and their parents by helping them explore the college major options they offer to find the right match.
Career Key Discovery for Higher Education contains three elements critical to engaging and retaining students for the long term:
1. A scientifically valid career interest inventory based on Holland’s Theory of Career Choice;
2. A matching system for careers and majors based on over 30 years of experience and research in Holland’s Theory, and
3. A “My College’s Majors” feature that enables colleges to filter majors so only the programs they offer are displayed to students. Then, students have a clear match to the majors that college offers.
About Career Key
Trusted by counselors for over 20 years, Career Key empowers and champions self-expression in career and education decisions. Through career assessment and discovery, Career Key helps youth and adults navigate choices in careers, college majors, training programs and career pathways. Career Key’s mission is “career well-being for all.”