Guided Pathways Proposals

  • Career Steps Worksheet
  • Competency Map
  • Searching Guide
  • Career Searchers

    You need to find a role so that you can contribute productively and enable everyone to escape the island. The 41 options you see represent all of the Work Activities carried out in all occupations. Click on those you think you would like to do. Look at the Summary Report from ONET. ONET is our countries' occupational information system. Make a list of occupations you would like to explore further.

    The Work Activities you select are who you are in your career at this time. In your career, you are what you do. If you look back at many of the activities you can see in your past work, social, and play experiences, you will see a variety.

    Your mission in your career is to solve the problems you think are important and create successes in areas of need which draw on your passions. Select occupations which use the Work Activities you want to use and are able to use effectively.

    Do not be limited by negative assumptions. Anything is possible.

    After you complete the Opportunity Island experience you can take the next step and be connected to a research community. Email '' with your request.

    Career Center Managers

    You are familiar with ONET, The Occupational Network, our countries' occupational information system. It has used survey information to idenitfy which of 41 Work Activities are most important in an occupation. Students are able to select a Work Activity and search to identify which occupations make extensive use of that Work Activity.

    Please let me know if you would like to discuss adding these ideas to your student offerings during Spring quarter. Email ''.

    Organizational Career Advocates

    Organizations invest heavily in the hiring and retention of employees. To increase benefit, many offer career programs to help valued employees see options for their path forward.

    ONET, the Occupational Network, this countries' occupational information system, surveys to identify which of 41 Work Activities are most important in occupations. Work Activities will fit in with your organization's competency management process perfectly.

    You might be interested in having yourself or one of your natural leaders conduct individual and small group career experiences which will help your employees. I will carry out training of your leaders over the phone or in person at no cost.

    Contact Bill Gregory,Ed.D. at '' to learn more. Thank you.

    Competent Job Behaviors /
    Work Activities Project

    First, bolster your survival instincts.

    • See yourself as a problem solver. Recall a few positive experiences which show your talents. Match what you were doing there with the survival challenges of the island
    • Recruit your spirit by picturing success.

    Next, select the Work Activities you want to use.

    • For Work Activities you want to use in your future, click on EXPLORE to be taken to the Work Activity page.
    • Click on an occupation and be taken to a Summary Report for the occupation.
    • Make a list of occupations you want to explore.
1. Estimating how long food would last. Estimating Explore
2. Getting information about food available from plants and animals. Getting Information Explore
3.Anticipating what could be dangerous. Identifying Explore
4. Inspecting shelters for safety and water proofing. Inspecting Explore
5. Monitoring weather changes. Monitoring Explore
6. Caring for injured people. Assisting Explore
7. Coaching people to look at things positively and have a survival attitude. Coaching Explore
8. Sending signals using signs, mirrors, and smoke. Communicating Outside Organization Explore
9. Pointing out and helping people avoid misunderstandings in the future. Communicating Inside Organization Explore
10. Coordinating activities of food finders and harvesters. Coordinating Explore
11. Suggesting strategies for better teamwork among food preparers. Team Building Explore
12. Building rapport and relationships. Relating Explore
13. Motivating people to see the glass as half full. Guiding-Motivating Explore
14. Explaining to overcome misunderstandings about rescue activities. Interpreting Explore
15. Persuading people to use resources wisely. Monitoring Resources Explore
16. Administering the process of delivering first aid. Administering Explore
17. Performing to create an atmosphere of optimism versus pessimism. Performing for Public Explore
18. Asking leading questions to help people be more effective. Consulting Explore
19. Helping people to resolve differences. Resolving Explore
20. Convincing people to clean up. Influencing Explore
21. Getting people who would be good leaders elected. Staffing Explore
22. Teaching survival skills at meetings. Training Explore
23. Analyzing the situation for clues about how to be rescued. Analyzing Explore
24. Developing objectives so large projects could be completed. Developing Objectives Explore
25. Promoting compliance with agreed upon rules. Evaluating Compliance Explore
26. Identifying the best strategies for getting off the island. Judging Explore
27. Problem solving when something goes wrong. Making Dec. / Solving Problems Explore
28. Organizing multiple get-of-the-island efforts. Organizing/Planning Explore
29. Collecting information scientifically to get insights and forecast. Processing Information Explore
30. Creating schedules for getting work done. Scheduling Explore
31. Creating songs and poems for entertainment and inspiration. Thinking Creatively Explore
32. Keeping track of discoveries and the results of trial-and-error efforts. Using/Updating Knowledge Explore
33. Adjusting machines to work better. Controlling Processes Explore
34. Creating print, video, and audio recordings of events. Documenting Explore
35. Sketching how to build something. Laying Out Explore
36. Handling and shaping wood to make tools. Handling/Moving Explore
37. Using computers to work more effectively. Interacting with Computers Explore
38. Adjusting and adapting machines and tools to complete needed work. Operating Vehicles/Machinery Explore
39. Moving heavy objects to build shelters and meeting places. Physical Activities Explore
40. Repairing electronic radios and other instruments. Repairing Electronics Explore
41. Salvaging mechanical devices from the ship such as a pump. Repairing Mechanicals Explore

Boost Your Career Success with Job Behaviors

Your Future Career Success Picture yourself in some of your past jobs, social interactions, and hobbies. Appreciate the job-relevant behaviors from your past which will build your future.
Career Purpose See a positive picture of your future in which you are doing what you want to do and making everything work. As you get involved you will be able to be more spcific about a short term goal and a long range intention.
Occupations ONET, America's Occupational Network, has identified 41 Work Activities that underlie success in all occupations. See the many options for you.
Core Competencies At your core are a group of competencies which you naturally implement with superior results. They will guide your career.