Career Exploration

Career Services has joined forces with FOCUS-2 to bring you a new online, self-guided, interactive program designed to help you select the right college major and plan your career based on your personal interests, values, skills, personality, and aspirations.

FOCUS

 FOCUS-2: Student Orientation Guide

 FOCUS-2: Administrator Orientation Guide

Returning FOCUS-2 users: Log-in here

First-time users

  1. To create a new user account, your FOCUS-2 access code is "eagle". Then decide on your own username and password for future use. Be sure to remember your personal username and password (Career Services will not be able to provide it).
  2. We suggest you begin by working on the sections detailed below. You do not have to complete every section. Select the ones that best meet your needs (if you are not sure, speak with a Career Services staff member or your academic advisor). You can exit and return to the program at any time. Each section takes 10 to 15 minutes; the whole program takes about 2 hours to complete.
  3. When finished, print your completed reports and/or portfolio and make an appointment with Career Services by emailing gjones@tougaloo.edu or calling 601-977-7821. You may also contact your academic advisor or a faculty member.
  4. You are now ready to register as a first-time user.
     

Help for Students and Alumni

Freshmen and Sophomores

FOCUS-2 can help you select majors and consolidate career goals. Work on as many sections as you can in both the 'Career Readiness' and 'Self Assessment' categories. If you are trying to select your major, we highly recommend the 'Academic Strengths' section, as well as the 5 sections in the 'Self Assessment' category.

Juniors, Seniors, and Alumni

FOCUS-2 can help you plan your job and/or graduate school search. Start with the 'Your Career Planning Status' in the 'Career Readiness' category. If your scores are in the medium or low range, we highly recommend you complete the 5 sections in the 'Self Assessment' category.

Click on the ‘Combine the Results of Multiple Assessments’ to see how all of your results work together. This will generate a list of occupations related to your assessment results. Once you have an understanding of your interests, personality, skills, values & leisure interests, use the ‘Explore the Possibilities’ section to research potential careers. This section provides information about each career, including educational background and salary information. You can also complete a side-by-side comparison of careers.

If you would like, you can consolidate all of your reports into a portfolio in the ‘Personal Portfolio’ section. We recommend you do this step if you have completed most or all of the assessment sections. If you have only taken one or two sections, it may not be necessary.