As I come to the end of my sophomore year, I have a good understanding as to where I want my life to go in regards to my career. I plan on double majoring in Journalism and Media Studies as well as Human Resource Management. Over the course of the year we have taken multiple personality tests that have highlighted aspects of our personalities and guided us to specific careers that would fit those personality traits.
The Myers Briggs test revealed that I am a “seller” and very sociable. Career Interests Profile explained that I am kind of person who likes assisting others, and I enjoy social interaction and helping people overcome their personal problems. The interest profile from O*Net rated me ...view middle of the document...
A magazine writer must be social and outgoing in order to get news that is of interest to readers. As mentioned before, the Myers Briggs test revealed that I ultimately am very social and am a “seller.” The Career Interests profile said I enjoy social interaction, which obviously is a very important characteristic that is needed to be a successful magazine writer. The O*Net Interest profile gave me a high score in being enterprising. I valued this characteristic because in order to get ahead in the working world you must be creative and different.
In order to achieve this goal of becoming a magazine writer I plan on gaining valuable experiences. In my future years to come at Rutgers I plan on working for the school newspaper, The Daily Targum. By doing this, I will learn the aspects of news writing and how exactly everything in the print world in done. Also, by participating in newspaper, I will form new relationships that will hopefully help me in the future. Along with gaining experience from working at the Targum, I plan on partaking in internships that will gain me school credits. Another internship that I am interested in is writing for American Cheerleader Magazine. As a cheerleader for the university, I feel as if working at that magazine would allow me to combine my two passions. After gaining all this work experience, I plan to work for a famous fashion magazine like Cosmopolitan or Seventeen.
In my life to come, no matter what path I take all I wish for is to be happy. I plan to work with the results of my personality tests and do something that will be fulfilling. This class has allowed me to reflect upon my career and what exactly I will do to have a happy life.