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FOCUS-2

Career Services has joined forces with FOCUS-2 to bring you a new online, self-guided, interactive program designed to help you select the right college major and plan your career based on your personal interests, values, skills, personality, and aspirations.

Returning FOCUS-2 users LOGIN HERE

First Time users read through the information below:

  1. To create a new user account, you will need the FOCUS-2 access code RANGER.  Then decide on your own username and password for future use.  Be sure to remember your personal username and password (Career Services will not have it).
  2. We suggest you begin by working on the sections detailed below.  You do not have to complete every section.  Select the ones that best meet your needs (if you are not sure, speak with a staff member).  You can exit and return to the program at any time.  Each section takes 10-15 minutes; the whole program takes about 2 hours to complete.
  3. When finished, print your completed reports and/or portfolio and make an appointment with Career Services by calling 580-327-8606 or emailing jcgrassano@nwosu.edu
  4. You are now ready to ENTER THE FOCUS-2 site and register as a first time user.

Freshman & Sophomores:
FOCUS-2 can help you select majors and consolidate career goals.  Work on as many sections as you can in both the Career Readiness and Self Assessment categories.  If you are trying to select your major, we highly recommend the 'Academic Strengths' section, as well as the 5 sections in the Self Assessment category.

Juniors, Seniors & Alumni:
FOCUS-2 can help you plan your job and/or graduate school search.  Start with the 'Your Career Planning Status' in the Career Readiness category.  If your scores are in the medium or low range, we highly recommend you complete the 5 sections in the Self Assessment category.

Click on the 'Combine the Results of Multiple Assessments' to see how all of your results work together.  This will generate a list of occupations related to your assessment results.

Once you have an understanding of your interests, personality, skills, values & leisure interests, use the 'Explore the Possibilities' section to research potential careers.  This section provides information about each career, including educational background and salary information.  You can also complete a side-by-side comparison of careers.

If you would like, you can consolidate all of your reports into a portfolio in the 'Personal Portfolio' section.  We recommend you do this step if you have completed most or all of the assessment sections.  If you have only taken one or two sections, it may not be necessary.

Questions?
If you have any questions about FOCUS-2, please contact the NWOSU Career Services by phone at 580-327-8606 or by email at career@nwosu.edu.  We look forward to discussing your results with you!