Explore The Possibilities
Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, What Can I Do With This Major? website will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research through the websites provided.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides occupational information on hundreds of functional areas, including salary data, work environments, education needed, etc. Field of degree (FOD) pages highlight data and information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau for a variety of academic fields. Each FOD page provides a glimpse of workers with the degree and shows occupations, outlook, and more for people in that major.
My Next Move is an interactive tool for students to learn more about career options, including tasks, skills, salary information, and more.
Connect with over 800 RWU Alumni on The Roger Connection, a mentorship and networking platform exclusive to fellow Hawks; review profiles to see sample career paths and reach out to gain knowledge and advice.
Explore LinkedIn‘s database by searching occupations, companies, industry professionals, and alumni to gain a sense of individuals’ career paths and work journeys. Be sure to engage with their posts (through likes and comments) to keep your connection going!
Networking is the practice of building relationships by learning from others that are doing the kind of work you are interested in or by discovering connections between individuals. The networking process allows you to gain valuable knowledge and perspective on career paths and can lead to referrals or tangible opportunities, like jobs and internships. Utilize the Networking Guide as a starting point to conducting outreach and exploring career options.
Professional academic advisors in the Advising Office in the Center for Student Academic Success provide holistic developmental advising to all deciding students as well as any student who may be thinking about changing a major. Many students enter college unsure about their future plans and many returning students find themselves wanting to explore other academic areas. Visit CSAS on the second-floor Library commons or email the Advising Office at email@example.com to set up an appointment.
Discuss how your interests may align with career opportunities, gain insight into RWU alumni outcomes, build your network and learn about resources to help you explore fields, industries, and in-demand skills. Gain assistance in navigating occupational resources and online databases to help you discover options and make a plan. Visit Handshake to make an appointment today!