Questions to ask Students or Alumni to Assess Level of Engagement and Encourage Engagement Using the Tri-Lateral Model of Adaptive Career Decision-Making Table 1 Occupational Engagement Scale – Student 1. I talk about my career choices with family or friends. 2. I am actively involved in groups or organizations. 3. I have contact with people working in fields I find interesting. 4. I gain hands on experience that I might use in the future. 5. I volunteer in an area that I find interesting. 6. I attend lectures, exhibits, and community events. 7. I take part in a variety of activities to see where my interests lie. 8. I ask people in social settings about what they do for a living or what they are interested in doing. 9. I visit places I’m interested in working at so I can learn more about them. 10. I attend presentations or talks related to a career I might find interesting. 11. I pursue opportunities in life because I just know they will come in handy. 12. I work with teachers or staff on activities other than coursework (committees, orientation, student life activities, etc.). 13. I do lots of things that are interesting to me. 14. I have meaningful conversations with students of a different ethnicity. * How well does each statement describe you? From ‘‘Not at all like me” to ‘‘Very much like me”. Reprinted with permission from T.S. Krieshok et al. / Journal of Vocational Behavior 75 (2009) 275–290. Table 2 Occupational Engagement Scale – Worker 1. I have talked with others about what I want in my ‘‘dream job.” 2. I network with people working in jobs I’m curious about. 3. I daydream about career possibilities. 4. I let friends know that I’m open to exploring other jobs. 5. I imagine how another job might feel. 6. I look for ways my strengths might apply to different kinds of work. 7. I have talked to someone about the steps needed to pursue a job I might be interested in. 8. I push myself to find jobs that pay more. 9. I picture the kind of life I might have with a different career. 10. I push myself to find positions that are more satisfying. Scale 2—Job Involvement 11. I network with people in my field. 12. I am a member of professional or work organizations. 13. I talk with colleagues or co-workers about current events in our field. 14. I attend conferences, workshops, or trade shows related to my work. 15. I can describe my work skills in detail. 16. I talk with others about new developments in my field. 17. I am involved in a work-related organization. 18. I am fixed on my career path. 19. I maintain lots of contacts with people in my line of work. 20. I pursue training to become more effective in my job. * How well does each statement describe you? From ‘‘Not at all like me” to ‘‘Very much like me”. Reprinted with permission from T.S. Krieshok et al. / Journal of Vocational Behavior 75 (2009) 275–290.