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Students discover their personality types, showing their true colors

The Re-Entry Resource Program presented for students who weren’t sure what major and career they would like to pursue.

Veronica Herrera, counselor and guest speaker at the presentation on Oct.18 was invited by Re-entry Resources Specialist, Shannon Estrada.

Herrera explained personality types in four different colors: blue, gold, green, and orange.

“The purpose of this workshop is to help students understand their strengths and give them an opportunity to explore the connection between their natural talent and the different career options that are offered to them,” Herrera said.

She made students write down their values, skills, and strengths before the presentation so they can define what color they are throughout the presentation.

Orange are impulsive oriented, their strengths are adventurous, competitive, entertaining, skillful, generous, independent, spontenous and creative.

Careers fit for this color are firefighters, police, sales representatives, marketing managers, artists, animators, reporters, supervisors, real estate agents, and assistants.

Green are conceptual, known as the thinkers. Their strengths are analytical, logical, investigative, global thinkers, perfectionist, explore complex ideas, inventive and calm.

Some careers fit for this color are surgeons, statisticians, teachers, engineers, geologists, pediatricians, chiropractors, administrators and scientists.

Blue are compassionate, their strengths are empathetic, communicative, flexible, enthusiastic, nurturer, motivator, sensitive, compassionate and imaginative.

Careers fit for this color are song writers, actors, registered nurses, paramedics, personal advisors, cooks, makeup artists, skin care specialists, social workers, counselors and designers.

Gold are conventional, their strengths are responsible, prepared, organized, values order, caring, dependable, helper, loyal, and conscientious.

A few careers fit for this color are budget analysts, tax collectors, judges, revenue agents, payroll clerks, bill collectors, tellers, accountants, travel clerks and pharmacists.

Herrera asked students what their top two colors were and how they show those colors in their environment.

She mentioned that most people show their second color the most in their personality.

Herrera referred students to the Career Center to look into the majors the students are interested.

“The Career Center will help you research careers, You can also go on Eureka, they have the true colors and you can research the careers based on your colors and personality,” Herrera said.

She suggested students to interview someone in their career choice to learn more about that field and to be sure thats the career they want to pursue.

Only two students attended the workshop.

This was the first time Herrera and Estrada held a this workshop in three years so they weren’t expecting a big audience.

“I wasn’t pleased with the student turnout, but how Veronica was saying we had a following of workshops a few years ago when we were doing it, people would hear about it and thought it was fun and would want to come so we are hoping the same thing would happen if we start doing them again and slowly get a better turnout,” Estrada said.

The next Discovering Your True Colors workshop is Nov.8.

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Jocelyn Torralba, Production Manager
Hello there ! My name is Jocelyn Torralba and I am 20 years old. Production Manager in Talon Marks. I was born in Lynwood, California and I graduated from Alliance Collins High School in 2014. I am a junior at Cerritos College, my major is journalism. I hope to transfer to CSU Fullerton next year. Ever since I was a little girl I used to love being the center of attention and always be in in front of the camera. My dream is to become a tv host in one of my favorite celebrity entertainment shows and show the world my passion for broadcasting. 
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    JayOct 23, 2017 at 10:30 am

    In your next invitation mention the personality types of political figures like the president (ENTJ/ESTP), the chief of staff (ISTJ), and a couple of traits for each type… and invite the students to come discover their own personality types and learn if their types are also held by White House staff. Invanka = ISFP, Jared ISTJ, Ms. Clinton INTJ, Obama INFJ. You can expect lots of cheering and groans.
    Good luck,

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