Cumberland University

Focus 2

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Career Services offers you an 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 goals.

Returning FOCUS-2 users may log in here.

First-time users: Some information to help you get started

  • To create a new user account, click the link below and enter the following passcode: bulldogs
  • https://www.focus2career.com/Portal/Register.cfm?SID=1319
  • ​Be sure to remember your personal username and password (Career Services will not have it).
  • We suggest you begin by working on the section detailed below. You do not have to complete every section. Select the ones that best meet your needs. You can exit and return to the program at any time. Each section takes 10 to 15 minutes; the whole program take about two hours to complete.
  • When finished, print your completed reports and/or portfolio. If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your report, please call the Office of Career Services and Internships (615-547-1357) to schedule an appointment.
  • Now you are ready to enter the FOCUS2 site to register as a first-time user.

Freshmen & 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 you major, we highly recommend the 'Academic Strengths' section, as well as five sections in the Self Assessment category.

Junior, 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 five 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 Office of Career Services and Internships located in the Learning and Career Commons, office 202 or by phone at (615) 547-1357 or by email at careerservices@cumberland.edu.