by Jason Welch
The Longview Counseling team hosted a career exploration event on September 23 to help students choose career paths. The program, called True Colors, mixes counseling and fun.
“It’s very common for students to come to college without a major. True Colors helps students decide,” said Gretchen Blythe, Longview lead counselor. View photos.
The first step towards finding out the “True Color” is to take a semi-short quiz that consists of random questions about the personality. Step two is to find the table with the appropriate color for the personality where a counselor to interpret the assessment results, and talk about what careers are best suited per the personality. A “Blue” personality, for instance, is described as compassionate, uplifting, warm, and friendly, and would choose from a list of careers that applies to those characteristics. Step three is the fun part: tie-dying a t-shirt in your own true color.
Chelsea Economu, who participated in the event last year, and is also doing so this year, said that it gave her a good idea of what she wanted to do professionally.
Students who participated in the “True Colors” event are encouraged to wear their tie-dye shirts on Wednesday, Sept. 29 for the follow up event to True Colors.