Feel what it takes to survive!

Read the following Work Activities which are needed for you and the others to survive Opportunity Island. Click EXPLORE for those that interest you and be taken to the Work Activity Page which shows related competencies and occupations. Click on an occupation and be taken to a Summary Report for the occupation on the ONET site.

Make a list of occupations you want to explore. further.

1. Estimating how long food would last. Estimating Explore
2. Getting information about food available from plants and animals. Getting Information Explore
3.Anticipating what could be dangerous. Identifying Explore
4. Inspecting shelters for safety and water proofing. Inspecting Explore
5. Monitoring weather changes. Monitoring Explore
6. Caring for injured people. Assisting Explore
7. Coaching people to look at things positively and have a survival attitude. Coaching Explore
8. Sending signals using signs, mirrors, and smoke. Communicating Outside Organization Explore
9. Pointing out and helping people avoid misunderstandings in the future. Communicating Inside Organization Explore
10. Coordinating activities of food finders and harvesters. Coordinating Explore
11. Suggesting strategies for better teamwork among food preparers. Team Building Explore
12. Building rapport and relationships. Relating Explore
13. Motivating people to see the glass as half full. Guiding-Motivating Explore
14. Explaining to overcome misunderstandings about rescue activities. Interpreting Explore
15. Persuading people to use resources wisely. Monitoring Resources Explore
16. Administering the process of delivering first aid. Administering Explore
17. Performing to create an atmosphere of optimism versus pessimism. Performing for Public Explore
18. Asking leading questions to help people be more effective. Consulting Explore
19. Helping people to resolve differences. Resolving Explore
20. Convincing people to clean up. Influencing Explore
21. Getting people who would be good leaders elected. Staffing Explore
22. Teaching survival skills at meetings. Training Explore
23. Analyzing the situation for clues about how to be rescued. Analyzing Explore
24. Developing objectives so large projects could be completed. Developing Objectives Explore
25. Promoting compliance with agreed upon rules. Evaluating Compliance Explore
26. Identifying the best strategies for getting off the island. Judging Explore
27. Problem solving when something goes wrong. Making Dec. / Solving Problems Explore
28. Organizing multiple get-of-the-island efforts. Organizing/Planning Explore
29. Collecting information scientifically to get insights and forecast. Processing Information Explore
30. Creating schedules for getting work done. Scheduling Explore
31. Creating songs and poems for entertainment and inspiration. Thinking Creatively Explore
32. Keeping track of discoveries and the results of trial-and-error efforts. Using/Updating Knowledge Explore
33. Adjusting machines to work better. Controlling Processes Explore
34. Creating print, video,and audio recordings of events. Documenting Explore
35. Sketching how to build something. Laying Out Explore
36. Handling and shaping wood to make tools. Handling/Moving Explore
37. Using computers to work more effectively. Interacting with Computers Explore
38. Adjusting and adapting machines and tools to complete needed work. Operating Vehicles/Machinery Explore
39. Moving heavy objects to build shelters and meeting places. Physical Activities Explore
40. Repairing electronic radios and other instruments. Repairing Electronics Explore
41. Salvaging mechanical devices from the ship such as a pump. Repairing Mechanicals Explore

Next Steps

Opportunity Island Debrief Make thinking about your career more productive.
Starters for a Career Discussion Create a discussion about career success.
Holland Themes for Work Activities Begin to see your interest themes in the Work Activities that appeal to you.
Experience Stories worksheet Be guided to recall and expand stories of your best experiences.