What memories do you have about wanting a particular job/career when you were younger?
What do you now want to do for a career and how are you going to make it happen?
What is your current major(s)/minor(s) at UCI? Why did you choose them and how satisfied are you with your choices? How will they prepare you for your intended career choice you discussed in question #2?
What is one of your passions in life and why are you so passionate about it? How important is having a career that involves this passion?
How might Sociology fit into your studies at UCI, your career choice, or your future professional endeavours? Would you ever consider being a “Sociologist?” Why or why not?
The Pathfinder talks about several different ways of making decisions. Which of the following method(s) do you tend to use when making decisions: logic/analysis/common sense; feelings/inclinations/passions; romantic yearnings; resonance; external sources; reaction/rebellion/compliance; random; should/yeah buts?
Discuss why you gravitate toward the particular method(s) when making decisions. Where do you think you learned how to make decisions like you do? Do you want to change the way you make decisions?
Reflect on a major decision you had to make in the past three years. Describe the decision, how you approached making it, which of the method(s) described in question #6 you used with the decision, and the decision’s final outcome. Are you still satisfied with your decision? Why or why not?
Think of one major decision you will have to make in the next three years. What is the decision? Do you feel prepared to make it? What do you need to answer, find out, or consider in order to make your decision? What might some obstacles (or yeah buts!) be in making your major decision? How might you overcome these obstacles in order to make your decision?
Choose ONE of the “Inquiries” that you completed from Chapters 1-14 to discuss. Which inquiry did you complete (name it) and what was the overall outcome/result of the inquiry (describe in detail what you did)?
Why did you decide to complete that particular inquiry and what personal insights did you gain from doing it? How might this inquiry help in finishing school, making future decisions and planning your career?
Please answer each question thoroughly with genuine reflection rather than “correct” answers. Your entire paper should be at least 5-7 pages in length, typed, double-spaced in 12-point font with one-inch margins, pages numbered, your name on the upper left corner, and edited for spelling and grammatical errors.
Yes, you can number your responses but do not use bullet points. Write in complete sentences with thoughtful responses.