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QUIZ: What Should I Study?

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 18, 2017 8:02:21 AM

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Undecided about your major? You're not alone. According to the academic advising journal The Mentor, approximately 20 to 50 percent of college students are undecided in their first year of college.

To see which JJC majors would best fit your interests, we've created a quick 11-question quiz that follows the six basic personality types outlined below. Make sure to keep track of your answers as you go along.

Looking for a more in-depth test to help you choose a major? Take the JJC Career Services Career Coach assessment here.

Need some more clarity? Make an appointment with a counselor at the Career Services Center. Call (815) 280-2756 or email careers@jjc.edu 

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1. Which word best describes your personality?
A.) Practical
B.) Creative
C.) Curious
D.) Empathetic
E.) Leader
F.) Organizer

2. Choose another word that describes your personality.
A.) Hands-on
B.) Non-conforming
C.) Analytical
D.) Generous
E.) Energetic
F.) Detailed

3. What sounds the most fun?
A.) Playing sports
B.) Watching a play
C.) Solving an escape room 
D.) Getting to know someone new
E.) Participating in a debate
F.) Color coding everything in your room 

4. Which of these tasks would you most enjoy?
A.) Repair a broken TV
B.) Write a short story or draw a comic strip
C.) Conduct a scientific experiment of your choosing
D.) Volunteer for an organization that helps others
E.) Promote an event you're passionate about
F.) Compare data for a campaign 

5. Which of these would you be most interested in learning?
A.) How to build a piece of furniture from scratch
B.) How to play a new instrument (of your choice)
C.) How to solve every riddle you ever came across
D.) How to work with difficult people
E.) How to manage a team
F.) How to organize your home 

6. What is your ideal work setting?
A.) The outdoors or a garage setting
B.) In a beautifully designed office space or building
C.) A lab environment
D.) Working with someone one-on-one or working in a group setting
E.) A board room
F.) It doesn't matter, as long as everything is in its proper place

7. You can only help one of your friends. Which friend would you choose to help?
A.) The friend who needs help moving into a new house
B.) The friend who is bored and needs you to entertain them
C.) The friend who needs help with a research project 
D.) The friend who just needs someone to listen to them
E.) The friend who needs you to spread the word about their small business 
F.) The friend who needs help cleaning out their messy car 

8. What school project would you enjoy working on most?
A.) A hands on project where you have to demonstrate how a product or machine works
B.) A project that involves the arts - music, theatre, creative writing, dance, visual arts, etc.
C.) A scientific experiment
D.) A social experiment
E.) Any project as long as you can take the lead
F.) A project where you can compare data 

9. In your circle of friends, which one are you?
A.) The athlete or the renovater
B.) The artist or the entertainer
C.) The detective or the problem solver
D.) The social butterfly or the listener
E.) The leader or the persuader
F.) The planner or the organizer 

10. Out of these choices only, what is your favorite subject?
A.) Gym/P.E.
B.) Art, Music or Theatre
C.) Math or Science
D.) Psychology or Sociology
E.) Communications
F.) History 

11. What JJC club would you most like to join?
A.) Wolves Athletics
B.) JC Players (theatre club)
C.) JJC Gamers
D.) International Student Club (even if you're not an international student)
E.) Competitive Cooking Club
F.) Wolf Pack Productions 

If you answered...

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Mostly A's: You're Realistic

You most likely enjoy repairing or building things and working/playing outdoors. You are practical and hands-on. You may be good at solving mechanical problems and figuring out how things work.

Below are only a few of the many areas of study that appeal to these interests. To learn about other career opportunities, make an appointment with a Career Services counselor. Call (815) 280-2756 or email careers@jjc.edu

Agriculture
Automotive Service Technology
Construction Management
Culinary Arts
Cybersecurity 
Fire Science Technology
Industrial Maintenance Technology
Personal Trainer
Welding

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Mostly B's: You're Artistic

You enjoy expressing yourself creatively. You may be independent, non-conforming and enjoy the arts (music, drama, literature, dance, visual arts, etc.)

Below are only a few of the many areas of study that appeal to these interests. To learn about other career opportunities, make an appointment with a Career Services counselor. Call (815) 280-2756 or email careers@jjc.edu

Child Development
Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)
Game Design and Development
Graphic Design
Interior Design
Music
Theatre
Visual Arts
World Languages

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Mostly C's: You're Investigative

You enjoy solving difficult and abstract problems. You also enjoy scientific/laboratory work or conducting research and analysis. You are naturally curious and you may enjoy math and/or science.

Below are only a few of the many areas of study that appeal to these interests. To learn about other career opportunities, make an appointment with a Career Services counselor. Call (815) 280-2756 or email careers@jjc.edu

Anthropology
Chemistry
Criminal Justice
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Emergency Medical Services (EMT/Paramedic)
Operations Engineering
Orthotics and Prosthetics
Veterinary Medical Technology

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Mostly D's: You're Social

You are an empathizer and you enjoy helping people. You may enjoy working in groups and are most likely idealistic and generous.

Below are only a few of the many areas of study that appeal to these interests. To learn about other career opportunities, make an appointment with a Career Services counselor. Call (815) 280-2756 or email careers@jjc.edu

Communications
Education
Human Resource Management
Human Services
Meeting and Special Event Planning
Psychology
Sociology
World Languages

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Mostly E's: You're Enterprising

Below are only a few of the many areas of study that appeal to these interests. To learn about other career opportunities, make an appointment with a Career Services counselor. Call (815) 280-2756 or email careers@jjc.edu

Below are only a few of the many majors that appeal to these interests. To learn about other career opportunities, make an appointment with a Career Services counselor. Call (815) 280-2756 or email careers@jjc.edu

Accounting
Business Administration
Entrepreneurship
Hospitality Management
Library Technical Assistant
Management and Supervision
Marketing

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Mostly F's: You're Conventional

You may be good at organizing, keeping accurate records and conducting financial analyses. You may also be patient and enjoy working with detailed paperwork within an orderly system.

Below are only a few of the many areas of study that appeal to these interests. To learn about other career opportunities, make an appointment with a Career Services counselor. Call (815) 280-2756 or email careers@jjc.edu

Computer Programming
Global Supply Chain Management
Electrical / Electronic Automated Systems Technology
Health Information Management Technology
Microsoft Office Specialist / Office Systems
Radiologic Technology
Registered Nursing
Teacher's Assistant

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