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Exploring

Welcome to the Exploratory Career Community!

Many students are uncertain about their career interests upon entering college, so the exploration process is an essential part of the career development process. There are a variety of ways to explore career options. Below are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Take a career assessment with an advisor.

  • Conduct online research about different career paths using websites such as O*NET Online or the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

  • Review internship and job descriptions in Handshake.

  • Talk to people who work in your fields of interest by conducting informational interviews.

  • Shadow someone for a day to learn more about a particular type of work.

  • Do an internship in a field of interest.

Use the tools and resources on this page to get started. Schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor through Handshake for personalized guidance on the career exploration process.

To explore possibilities navigate through the career communities to view sample job titles and employers that might spark your interest to learn more!

4 Tips for Salary Negotiations During the Interview Process

Ah, money. We all think about so much of the time, but it can be so uncomfortable to talk about. When it comes to negotiating your salary for a new job, though, it’s critical that you find a way to …

By Rosie Chevalier - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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In 2022, Being Active On LinkedIn Is As Important As Having a Resume

When it comes to LinkedIn, a lot of my clients have it backwards.

I recently spoke to a Project Manager who didn’t get a job that she was a great fit for because of her LinkedIn profile. When I asked …

By Anastazija Gavrilovic - Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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How to Turn Your Summer Internship Into a Full-Time Job

So you landed a summer internship – congratulations! Now that you’ve made the obligatory Facebook/LinkedIn post and changed that status to employed, you may be thinking about what you can do to make a lasting impression at one of your first …

By Maximilian Vanegas - WayUp
WayUp
Sign up to WayUp to personalize your job search and apply to opportunities from Fortune 500s to startups, all in one place. Let’s get you hired! Click here
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Visual Identity On LinkedIn And How To Establish It (With Examples)

We all know LinkedIn is more than just a job board or your online resume by now. With new features coming out regularly, and over 800 million users, it has become the main social media platform for B2B marketing, generating …

By Andjela Milenkovic - Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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10 of The Highest Paying Jobs for Early Career Candidates

When you’re young, it’s hard not to think about money. Money you want to spend, money you want to invest, money you want to share with your family, and money that you want to earn. Depending on who you are …

By Maximilian Vanegas - WayUp
WayUp
Sign up to WayUp to personalize your job search and apply to opportunities from Fortune 500s to startups, all in one place. Let’s get you hired! Click here
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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Handshake

Explore a variety of jobs and internships on Handshake!

Resume Guide

Use the resume guide for tips on structure, content, and ways to elevate your professional document.

Sample Job & Internship Search Tracking Spreadsheet

Use the resource below to track your efforts in your job & internship search or build your own using the …

BuzzFile

BuzzFile is the most advanced company information database with advanced search and productivity tools that enable users to locate the …

Interest Profiler

The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world …

LinkedIn Profile and Tips

Since its creation in May 2003, LinkedIn has changed the shape of recruiting. According to a 2015 study, 95% of …

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