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!

Hawks Hired! Allison Rickert ’23

Hawks Hired highlights the accomplishments of soon to be RWU graduates as they finalize the next steps on their career journeys. Allison is planning on taking a Gap Year and eventually enroll in an Art Therapy Graduate Program. Read on …

By Kevin Deeb
Kevin Deeb Career Advisor
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How to choose a major that puts you on the path to success

Choosing a major is one of your most crucial decisions in college. It is not just about picking a subject that’s interesting or easy for you; it’s about finding a path that allows you to channel your strengths, nurture your …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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6 Ways to Stop Saying ‘I Don’t Know What Job I Want’

When people ask about your long-term career goals, do you think, “I don’t even know what job I want”? You’re not alone. Trying to plan your career — with so many industries, companies, and titles to choose from — can be overwhelming, …

By Forage
Showcase your skills. Find your career fit.
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How to Prepare for This Year’s Virtual Internship and Career Fair

Are you planning on attending this semester’s virtual internship and career fair? Whether you are looking for an internship, a job or even just exploring your options for the near future the career fair can shine light on many different …

By Mary Santoro
Mary Santoro Associate Director, Career Services
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How to Follow Up on a Job Interview in 2022 (With Example)

After perfecting your cover letter and resume, then acing the interview, you’re waiting to hear back from the company about the next steps. And whether it’s been a day or a week, you’re wondering how to follow up on a …

By Forage
Showcase your skills. Find your career fit.
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