Career Planning FAQ

The FOCUS 2 is an online self-guided, interactive career and educational planning tool.

Additional self-assessment inventories are available such as Richard Knowdell Card Sorts, Career Coach, Self-Directed Search, Bridges, Learning Styles, and Myers-Briggs type indicator to assist students identify interest, aptitude, skills, abilities, values, and personal characteristics.

  • What Is Career Planning?

    An Academic & Career counselor provides free assessments and counseling to assist current and prospective students in evaluating their skills, interest, abilities, and aptitudes. Appointments may be scheduled for individual assistance with career assessments.

  • What Career Planning Assessments Are Available?

    • Assessment inventories such as FOCUS 2, Richard Knowdell Card Sorts, Career Coach, Bridges, Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator, Self-Directed Search, and Learning Styles assist students in identifying interests, values, and personal qualities;
  • What Is Involved In The Career Planning Assessments?

  • Contact the Academic & Career Counselor at careers@haywood.edu to schedule an appointment. Career resources are available online to assist individuals with specific careers, training opportunities, labor market information and career skills.

  • How Do I Get Started With Career Planning?

    Appointments may be scheduled for individual assistance in career assessments by calling (828) 627-4646. Counselors are available both by appointment or drop-in through out the day and are also on duty two evenings per week. Drop ins are encouraged. Call (828) 627-4646 prior to visiting the office to ensure that a counselor will be available.

  • What If I Am Undecided about A Career or Program of Study?

    Career planning assessments will help students clarify where they are in the career planning process and assist them toward identifying and achieving their education and career goals.

  • How Do I Contact A Career Counselor?

    Counselors are available both by appointment or drop in through out the day and are also on duty four evenings per week. Drop ins are encouraged to call (828) 627-4646 prior to visiting the office to ensure that a counselor will be available.

  • What Can I Do With A Major?

    www.haywood.edu/programs_of_study

  • What Career Resources Are Available Online?

    Career Resources

  • What If I Need Online Career Counseling?

    www.haywood.edu/counseling/focus_2_career_assessment

  • How Do I Contact A Career Counselor to Set Up Online Career Counseling?

    After completing the FOCUS 2, a portfolio can be printed. Individuals should schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor to discuss his/her portfolio and ways to accomplish his/her career goals.

  • How Do I Contact a Faculty or Staff member?

    Faculty/Staff Directory