Fanshawe College’s New Pathfinder Matches Prospective Students’ Personality and Interests with Programs, Using The Career Key Test

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Career Key today announced that Fanshawe College, one of the largest colleges of applied art and technology in Ontario, now uses The Career Key test to match prospective students to Fanshawe programs that fit their Holland personality types and interests.

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Fanshawe is the first post-secondary education institution in Canada and the United States to offer students pathways to success in the recruitment and admissions process using The Career Key test’s Personality-Major MatchTM.

Career Key®, http://www.careerkey.org, today announced that Fanshawe College, one of the largest colleges of applied art and technology in Ontario, now uses The Career Key’s career and college major test in the new Fanshawe Pathfinder. It matches prospective students to Fanshawe programs that fit their strongest Holland personality types and interests.

Major research studies show this kind of Holland personality-program and college major match predicts higher grades, greater persistence in a program, and higher on-time graduation rates. A free Career Key eBook explains these benefits to students, “Choose a College Major Based on Your Personality.”

Fanshawe is the first post-secondary education institution in Canada and the United States to offer students pathways to success in the recruitment and admissions process using The Career Key test’s Personality-Major MatchTM. By licensing The Career Key in the new Fanshawe Pathfinder, Fanshawe increases prospective students’ chances at college success in an innovative, science-based way.

Personality-Major Match is only possible using a scientifically valid, accurate measure of Holland’s six personality types like The Career Key test. Most students need help making this match. Only about one-third of students choose a major that matches their personality (2013, ACT® College Choice Report).

The Career Key test is based on Dr. John Holland’s Theory of Career Choice, the most used and widely respected career theory used by professional counselors. While there are a number of Holland measures on the Internet, The Career Key is one of the few supported by published research in peer-reviewed academic journals. It is also the only valid Holland measure that can be licensed, customized and integrated into a website.

In 2010, Career Key’s author Dr. Lawrence K. Jones, NCC was the first to classify by the six Holland types all 1,400 college majors and postsecondary programs in the United States and Canada using the newest Classification of Instructional Programs. Articles published by the National Career Development Association and the American School Counselor Association have described these efforts.

Career Key made Personality-Major Match publicly accessible first in eBook format with “Match Up! Your Personality to College Majors and Training Programs.” In 2014, Dr. Jones added college majors and training programs to The Career Key test offered online to the public, schools, and colleges/universities.

About The Career Key
The Career Key was developed by nationally recognized counseling psychologist Dr. Lawrence K. Jones, NCC, Professor Emeritus at N.C. State University. For over 20 years, professional career counselors worldwide have relied on The Career Key to help people choose careers and more recently, college majors and career clusters/pathways.

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