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FYex 101: First Year Experience Seminar, RIASEC career test
PERSONALITY FITTED TO COLLEGE MAJOR:
RIASEC: What type of person are you, and what career would fit you?
Content by David Milford, page compiled by Jeremy Lewis, Flowers 209, Phone ext. 4521.  Revised 12 Mar. 2007.
PERSONALITY & MAJOR: REALISTIC | INVESTIGATIVE | ARTISTIC | SOCIAL | ENTERPRISING | CONVENTIONAL
CAREERS: REALISTIC | INVESTIGATIVE | ARTISTIC | SOCIAL | ENTERPRISING | CONVENTIONAL



REALISTIC
1. Like the outdoors
2. Enjoy working with hands, (building and repairing things)
3. Practical minded
People who have athletic or mechanical ability, prefer to work with objects, machines, tools, plants, plants, or animals, or to be outdoors.
These People Are:
  • Practical, athletic, straightforward
  • Mechanically inclined
  • Nature lover s
  • Curious about the physical world
  • They Like To:
  • Tinker with machines
  • Work outdoors
  • Be physically active 
  • Use their hands
  • Build things
  • Work alone
  • Tend/train animals
  • Work on cars
  • They Can:
  • Fix electrical things
  • Solve mechanical puzzles
  • Pitch a tent
  • Play a sport
  • Read a blueprint
  • Plant a garden
  • Operate tools and machinery
  • Possible College Majors:  Anthropology, Archeology, Environmental Studies, Geology, Engineering, Physical Education, Athletic Coaching, Exercise Science, Sports Management
    PERSONALITY: REALISTIC | INVESTIGATIVE | ARTISTIC | SOCIAL | ENTERPRISING | CONVENTIONAL
    CAREERS: REALISTIC | INVESTIGATIVE | ARTISTIC | SOCIAL | ENTERPRISING | CONVENTIONAL


     
     
     


    INVESTIGATIVE

    1. Try to understand the physical world
    2. Do not like rules
    3. They like sciences
    People who like to observe, learn, investigate, analyze, evaluate, or solve problems.
    These People Are:
  • Inquisitive
  • Analytical
  • Scientific
  • Observant
  • Precise
  • They Like To:
  • Explore ideas
  • Use computers
  • Work independently
  • Learn about a new subject area
  • Solve problems
  • Perform lab experiments
  • Read scientific or technical magazines
  • Analyze data
  • They Can:
  • Think abstractly
  • Solve math problems
  • Understand physics theories
  • Do complex calculations
  • Use a microscope
  • Interpret formulas
  • Possible College Majors:    Anthropology, Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Ecology, Electrical Engineering, Geological Sciences, Law, Mathematics, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Philosophy

     
     

    PERSONALITY: REALISTIC | INVESTIGATIVE | ARTISTIC | SOCIAL | ENTERPRISING | CONVENTIONAL
    CAREERS: REALISTIC | INVESTIGATIVE | ARTISTIC | SOCIAL | ENTERPRISING | CONVENTIONAL



     
     
     


    ARTISTIC

    1. Like self expression
    2. Dontít like structure
    3. Creative and sensitive
    People who have artistic, innovating or intuitional abilities, and like to work in unstructured situations, using their imagination or creativity.
    These People Are:
  • Creative
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Innovative
  • Individualists
  • They Like To:
  • Attend concerts, theaters, art exhibits
  • Read fiction, plays, poetry
  • Work on crafts
  • Take photographs
  • Express themselves creatively
  • Use their imagination to do original work
  • Work according to their own rules
  • They Can:
  • Sketch, draw, and paint
  • Play an instrument
  • Write stories and poetry, 
  • Make music
  • Sing, act and dance
  • Design fashions
  • Design interiors
  • Possible College Majors:  Art History, Modern languages, Communications, Art Studio, Archeology, Comparative Literature, English, Music, Theatre, Graphic Design, Architecture, Creative Writing

     
     

    PERSONALITY: REALISTIC | INVESTIGATIVE | ARTISTIC | SOCIAL | ENTERPRISING | CONVENTIONAL
    CAREERS: REALISTIC | INVESTIGATIVE | ARTISTIC | SOCIAL | ENTERPRISING | CONVENTIONAL



     
     
     


    SOCIAL

    1. Like attention
    2. Like to help others
    3. Solve problems by discussing them with others
    People who like to work with people--to inform, enlighten, help, train, develop, or cure them, or are skilled with words.
    These People Are:
  • Friendly
  • Helpful
  • Idealistic
  • Insightful
  • Outgoing
  • Understanding
  • They Like To:
  • Work in groups
  • Help people with problems
  • Participate in meetings
  • Do volunteer service
  • Work with young people
  • Play team sports
  • Teach new skills

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    They Can:
  • Teach/train others
  • Express themselves clearly
  • Lead a group discussion
  • Mediate disputes
  • Plan and supervise an activity
  • Cooperate well with others
  • Possible College Majors: Anthropology, Black Studies, Communications, English, Environmental Studies, Global and International Studies, History, Law and Society, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Renaissance Studies, Sociology, Education, Human resource management

     
     

    PERSONALITY: REALISTIC | INVESTIGATIVE | ARTISTIC | SOCIAL | ENTERPRISING | CONVENTIONAL
    CAREERS: REALISTIC | INVESTIGATIVE | ARTISTIC | SOCIAL | ENTERPRISING | CONVENTIONAL



     
     
     


    ENTERPRISING

    1. Good with words
    2. Self confident / assertive
    3. Negotiate sales and deals
    People who like to work with people--influencing, persuading or performing, or leading or managing for organizational goals or for economic gain.
    These People Are:
  • Self-confident|
  • Assertive
  • Sociable
  • Persuasive
  • Enthusiastic
  • Energetic
  • They Like To:
  • Make decisions affecting others
  • Be elected to an office
  • Win a leadership or sales award
  • Start their own service or business
  • Participate in a political campaign
  • Meet important people
  • They Can:
  • Initiate projects
  • Convince people to do things their way
  • Sell things or promote ideas
  • Give talks or speeches
  • Organize activities and events
  • Lead a group
  • Take on a lot of responsibility
  • Possible College Majors:  Business, Economics, Marketing, Finance, Communications, Economics, Global Leadership, Law and Society, Foreign Languages, Sports Management
    PERSONALITY: REALISTIC | INVESTIGATIVE | ARTISTIC | SOCIAL | ENTERPRISING | CONVENTIONAL
    CAREERS: REALISTIC | INVESTIGATIVE | ARTISTIC | SOCIAL | ENTERPRISING | CONVENTIONAL


     
     
     


    CONVENTIONAL

    1. Stable and dependable
    2. Organized and efficient
    3. Prefer structure in the environment
    4. Enjoy rules and regulations
    People who like to work with data, have clerical or numerical ability, carrying things out in detail or following through on other's instructions.

     
    These People Are:
  • Well-organized
  • Accurate
  • Numerically inclined
  • Methodical
  • Conscientious
  • Efficient
  • They Like To:
  • Follow clearly defined procedures
  • Use data processing equipment
  • Work with numbers
  • Type or use a word processor
  • Be responsible for details
  • They Can:
  • Work well within a system
  • Do a lot of paperwork in a short time
  • Keep accurate records
  • Use a computer terminal
  • Write effective business letters
  • Possible College Majors: Business Economics, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistical Sciences, with concentrations in Actuarial, Applied or Probability Statistics

    PERSONALITY: REALISTIC | INVESTIGATIVE | ARTISTIC | SOCIAL | ENTERPRISING | CONVENTIONAL
    CAREERS: REALISTIC | INVESTIGATIVE | ARTISTIC | SOCIAL | ENTERPRISING | CONVENTIONAL