The Career Development Center (CDC) at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) is presenting a public interactive art project titled “Career Path,” beginning today (Monday, April 15) and running through Friday, April 19, with the idea of helping students explore their career aspirations.
The art project is part of the CDC’s outreach effort to support student development and success by prompting students to begin thinking about their career paths, if they haven’t already done so, while providing an innovative outlet for self-reflection and career exploration.
The path for the project will run from one end of the pedestrian walkway off of Merriam Way to the other end facing the front of Brotman Hall.
“The project also serves to encourage students to take advantage of the Career Development Center and the services that it offers,” noted Terri Armstrong, the CDC’s communication outreach coordinator, who noted some students might not know about the CDC or how to use it. “Having the project in a high visibility public space on campus where students can interact with it is to remind students of the larger picture of their college experience and will allow the CDC to reach more students.”
Having students look back on their childhood and reflect on their life journey to this point, the project will ask students to complete the following thoughts: 1) When I was little, I wanted to be… 2) Today, I want to be…
As a result of participating in the interactive art project, Armstrong said students will be able to recall and describe their interests, relate their interests to their aspirations, transcribe their interests, compare and contrast their personal development, and have an awareness of how they make informed decisions.
“The desired outcome of the 'Career Path' is that it will be a space to pause, reflect, explore and share with others,” Armstrong pointed out. “The project is intended to draw insightful, creative responses from students and make for a really cool art display on campus.”
For more information about Career Path, contact Armstrong by phone at 562/985-8550 or via e-mail at Terri.Armstrong@csulb.edu.