career prep

Q2 Who Are You?

16. Career Prep

Holland Codes


It's time to begin to guide your future by learning about your interests, skills, and talents. You will learn a lot about your personality by completing the activities in this Quest. Check with your teacher about alternate tasks to complete this Quest. 

Key Vocabulary

Personality: Personality is the combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual's distinctive character.

PerceptionPerception is the way you think about or understand someone or something.

I Can Statement

  • identify my personality type
  • describe my personality type
  • create a personality map using digital tools


1. Who Am I?

Download the "WhoAm I" document to record your progress in this Quest. Note: Consider the file format -- You will be pasting screenshots, text, and more into this document)  WhoAmI.doc

Complete Step One in the WhoAmI.doc

  • Brainstorming about YOU! (likes, hobbies, other people's perceptions of you, favorite school subjects/activities, free time, and skills)
  • Foundation Skills (visit Career Key to explore the basic, thinking, people and personal qualities that are most like you)

2. Holland's Code Quiz

Discover how your personality should shape your Career choice by watching the video Holland Codes

   Holland Code Exp

3. Complete Step Two in the WhoAmI.doc

  1. Take the Holland Quiz (online or use this link to download the pdf version) and find which you are: Doer, Thinker, Creator, Helper, Persuader, or Organizer.
  2. Screenshot results
  3. Interpret your results
  4. Identify and screenshot three potential careers

4. Capture Words that Describe You!

Dig deeper into your "*highest" personality type and potential careers. 

Holland TAble

5. Complete Step Three in the WhoAmI.doc

  • Visit the Personality Typology and copy/paste keywords and sentences that reflect your personality
  • Visit the Job Environments/Work Personality section and key/copy/paste your likes, majors, careers, and potential activities from the Occupational Outlook Handbook links. 
  • Visit the Environmental Typology to key/copy/paste words to describe the workplace for your personality type.  

6. Complete Step Four in the WhoAmI.doc using online tools to create a graphic illustration of what you learned in this activity. Tools we suggest: Popplet, Wordle, Tagzedo, ABCya, Worditout, VocabGrabber, or WordSift

  • Create a graphic illustration of what you have learned from this activity.
  • Insert screenshot into your WhoAmI document


7. Post your WhoAmI.doc to your online presence and save this information for your next Quest.

8. Check with your teacher to see how you will submit your work for this Quest.  

Completing this Quest

When you have finished the WhoAmI activities and posted to your online presence, you are ready for the next Quest.

Check off this Quest on the 21t4s roadmap 

 Go to Quest 3 - Career Matches

Competencies & Standards

MITECS   Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

3. Knowledge Constructor
a. Plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits
c. Curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections or artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions
d. Build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions

6. Creative Communicator
c. Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models
or simulations.

Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.1

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.