Career Coach

Career Coach is an interactive, self-paced career guidance system designed to help you explore majors/ careers and provide you with valuable occupational information in order to help you develop your career goals.  This assessment can also be helpful if you are a current student and want to explore changing majors or other career fields. The interest assessment is brief and doesn’t take long to complete.

Accessing Career Coach 

If it is your first time accessing the website, please “Sign Up” and complete the profile section. If you are a returning user, please “login” using your email and the unique password you created when signing up for the account. To get started please visit https://pennhighlands.emsicc.com/

To optimize your use of Career Coach, be sure to:

  • Complete the “60 Question” Assessment.    
  • Review your assessment results and spend ample time exploring your “Top Major & Career Matches". 
  • Schedule an appointment with the Career Pathways Specialist to review your results and identify options. 

 

YouScience

This assessment consists of 11 exercises that reveal how you work, think, and understand different types of information and tasks. The assessment is 90-minutes; however, you do not have to complete the entirety in one sitting. You can take a break after any exercise but NOT during the middle. And remember there is no “good” or “bad” performance on aptitudes. The idea is to identify the careers that take advantage of your natural strengths, so just relax and do your best! Try and find a quiet and comfortable place where you won't be distracted and can fully concentrate on the exercises.

Accessing YouScience

 

Prospective, incoming students, or current students: Please send an email to careerservices@pennhighlands.edu and we can get you set up with a free account.

***YOU WILL NEED A LAPTOP OR DESKTOP COMPUTER TO COMPLETE THE ASSESSMENT. MOBILE AND TABLET DEVICES ARE NOT SUITABLE. You’ll need a stable, high-speed Internet connection.

 

After the assessment is completed, your results will be ready in about 12 to 24 hours, you'll receive an email letting you know. To view results, log back into your YouScience account. We invite you to schedule a time to meet with the Career Pathways Specialist

Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help you connect majors to careers. You can explore over 90+ majors. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research through the websites provided.

  Please click here to visit "What can I do with this major?". 

National and Regional Resources

Job Outlook is provided by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. In this online journal you can find up- to –date information on majors in demand, the top industries, the qualities employers are seeking in job candidates and more.

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The High Priority Occupations (HPOs) resource lists the jobs that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs and provide family sustaining wages in Pennsylvania. This resource provides information on educational requirements, wage information and employment projections for the regions across the state of Pennsylvania.

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This PDF can help you identify the types of Federal career opportunities available based on your area of study.

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O*NET provides important occupational information that can help:

  • Individuals seeking first jobs, new jobs, or better jobs
  • Individuals who are choosing or changing careers      

More information opens more occupational options. Using O*NET OnLine, a web-based application that provides user-friendly access to O*NET occupational information, you can:

  • find occupations to explore;
  • search for occupations that use your skills;
  • look at related occupations;
  • view Summary Reports, including the most important characteristics of the worker and requirements of the work;
  • view Detail Reports or Custom Reports, offering the user control over the type and level of information displayed;
  • use crosswalks to find corresponding occupations in other classification systems; and
  • connect to other online career information resources.

To access the online website, please click here.     

 

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is provided by the U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS. You can find information on careers and learn about what workers do, work environments, education, training, other qualifications, pay, job outlook; information on state and area data, similar occupations and sources of additional information. 

To access the online website, please click here.

The O*NET Interest Profiler is a free web-based vocational interest assessment instrument. Users receive an accurate, reliable profile of their vocational interests that:

  • Helps them identify their work-related interests,
  • Focuses career search activities, and
  • Enables them to link their vocational interests to O*NET-SOC occupations.  

To access the interest profile, please visit mynextmove.org.

 

 16 Personalities assessment can help you get a concrete, accurate description of who you are and why you do things the way you do. Your profile results can help you learn how to use your strengths, increase your self-confidence, improve your relationships, and discover your ideal career and personal development paths.

To access the free assessment, please visit 16personalities.com