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Career Research Assignment

Purpose

Utilize career resources to research occupations based on your FOCUS 2 work interest, personality, skills, and values assessment results.

Directions

1. To complete this career research assignment, use your FOCUS 2 self-assessment results and select three occupations that you would like to research. You will be referencing your work. The “Understanding & Avoiding Plagiarism” video will help you to learn how to use your sources effectively and what you need to do to document them correctly. You can also communicate with a NOVA librarian via http://www.nvcc.edu/library/students/citation.html (Links to an external site.).

  • Open the Career Research List and indicate your findings with accuracy and detail using the suggested resources below. (Tip: Click “Enable Editing” to enter on the document.)

2. Save your completed Career Research List to your computer and submit it along with your FOCUS 2 work interest, personality, skills, values, and leisure assessment results as an attachment via Submit Assignment button at the top of the page. Once the submission tool appears at the bottom of this page, upload the required files. Be sure to review your work before submitting to ensure the entire document is viewable.

Suggested resources to use for this assignment:

Grading

This assignment is worth 75 points toward your course grade.

Rubric

Career Research Assigment Rubric

Career Research Assigment Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCareer One
20.0 to >15.0 ptsExcellent

Uses paraphrasing or own words to complete ALL questions accurately related to chosen career.

15.0 to >5.0 ptsProficient

Has two or less questions missing OR completes all questions but does not paraphrase the answers to those questions.

5.0 to >0.0 ptsInefficient

At least one question is answered, but there are multiple questions missing AND/OR the answered questions are not in the student’s own words.

0.0 ptsMissing

Does not have a chosen career OR has chosen a career but failed to answer questions.

20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCareer Two
20.0 to >15.0 ptsExcellent

Uses paraphrasing or own words to complete ALL questions accurately related to chosen career.

15.0 to >5.0 ptsProficient

Has two or less questions missing OR completes all questions but does not paraphrase the answers to those questions.

5.0 to >0.0 ptsInefficient

At least one question is answered, but there are multiple questions missing AND/OR the answered questions are not in the student’s own words.

0.0 ptsMissing

Does not have a chosen career OR has chosen a career but failed to answer questions.

20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCareer Three
20.0 to >15.0 ptsExcellent

Uses paraphrasing or own words to complete ALL questions accurately related to chosen career.

15.0 to >5.0 ptsProficient

Has two or less questions missing OR completes all questions but does not paraphrase the answers to those questions..

5.0 to >0.0 ptsInefficient

At least one question is answered, but there are multiple questions missing AND/OR the answered questions are not in the student’s own words.

0.0 ptsMissing

Does not have a chosen career OR has chosen a career but failed to answer questions.

20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResources
5.0 to >0.0 ptsComplete

Resources are cited.

0.0 ptsMissing

Did not cite resources.

5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFOCUS 2 Self-Assessment Results
10.0 ptsComplete

Attached FOCUS 2 self-assessment results.

0.0 ptsMissing

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