Research report assisting a client in a career choice – Research Proposal Example

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The client expressed a desire to study bio-chemical engineering and medicine. Although he is not certain about a career choice, he desires to work with people in a helping capacity. He indicated that he would wish to converse and help people to improve the quality of their lives. His teachers describe him as intelligent, well behaved, hardworking and conscientious. His friends and classmates regard his ability to communicate as his strength. His school marks for the second term of the eleventh grade during 2011 are recorded in the order of preference of the client: Subject Grade Symbol English (1st Language) HG C French (2nd Language) HG B Physical Science HG C Biology HG E Mathematics HG D Accounting HG C The client was then assessed to obtain the necessary information required for the counseling.

The assessment was conducted in three sessions. The first consisted of contact interview, the second was completion of a number of psychometric tests and the third was a feedback session. During the session, the following general and traditional media as recommended by Cochran (1997) were used: Senior Aptitude Tests (SAT) 19 Field Interest Inventory (19FII) Jung Personality Questionnaire (JPQ) High School Personality Questionnaire (HSPQ) The Senior Aptitude Test gave the following information concerning the intellectual and aptitude ability of the client: The 19 Field Interest Inventory gave the following information: Preference profile according to the 19FII: Science 9 Creative thought 6 Practical (male) 9 Performing arts 5 Language 8 Travel 5 The Jung Personality Questionnaire (JPQ) and the High School Personality Questionnaire (HSPQ) gave the following information about him: The client is amiable and has a good sense of humor.

He is organized, helpful and initiates conversations. He is very cooperative and values each and every person. He is emotional and conscientious with high level of integrity. The client also displays an academic self image that is positive. He believes that he can succeed in his school work and future careers despite his current situation. He is adaptable and accepts challenges. Despite his current situation, he sets high standards and is focused on achieving them. Family values are very important to him despite his depressing family situation.

He is very ambitious, determined and displays a need to move out of his present situation. Career Opportunities The client was given a list of five careers which he could pursue.

References

United Stated Department Of Labor (March 11, 2010). Professional and Related Occupations (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition). Retrieved on 16th June, 2011 from http://www.bls.gov/oco/oco1002.htm#social

Cochran L (1997). Career Counseling: A Narrative Approach. London, Sage Publications.

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