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Career Planning


Students Planning their CareerFocus 2 Career Planning System

Get started in your educational and career planning with Focus 2.

Focus 2 is a FREE online, self-guided career-planning assessment tool that can help you make good career decisions. The right decision could save you time and money while planning your career.


Start thinking about your career – Career Readiness

  • Think about your career and educational goals
  • Identify your academic strengths
  • Examine your career planning status and personal development needs

Learn something about yourself – Self Assessment

  • Consider who you are: your work interests, skills, values, personality and leisure interests 
  • Research any career – Explore the possibilities
  • Search careers by occupation and industry
  • Explore “What can you do with a major in…at Catawba Valley Community College?”
  • Explore occupations associated with any major area of study

Create an action plan – Create a plan to achieve your objectives

  • Build your action plan

Tie it all together

  • Create your career portfolio

Connect yourself to resources

  • Connect to recommended tools and websites


 To schedule a career counseling appointment, please contact the Career Center at 828-327-7000, 4690 or email   



2550 US HIGHWAY 70 SE • HICKORY, NC • 28602-8302 • 828.327.7000
Updated 06.21.2016: Content Editor