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!

Should You Apply to Positions You Are Under-Qualified For?

Should you apply for positions that you are not completely qualified for? This is a question that many job seekers struggle with. On the one hand, you do not want to sell yourself short and miss an opportunity to advance …

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9 Things You Don’t Need to Include in a Job Application Anymore

You’ve probably heard that hiring managers and recruiters spend just 6–7 seconds glancing through your resume before determining whether to pass or move forward. That’s pretty anxiety-provoking — so how do you ensure that yours lands in the “move forward” pile?

By Fairygodboss - Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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Put a Stop to Post-Graduation Job Search Stress

Graduates who recently accepted their diplomas – or even those looking at graduation in the next year – who don’t have jobs lined up are understandably panicking. They are entering the real world with student loan debt while looking for affordable housing …

By Val Matta - CareerShift
CareerShift
Job hunting & career management solutions
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The Best Ways to Get an Interview Through a Job Board

Here’s a scenario. You find your dream position on Indeed and excitedly fill out an application. You think you’re well-qualified…but you never hear back.

A few weeks later, you find another interesting job posting on Monster.com. But after you send …

By Ivy Exec - Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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The Idealist Career Advice Guide to Your First 100 Days at a New Job

Between meeting new colleagues, mastering new skills, and tackling new responsibilities, your first three months at a new job can leave you feeling exhausted. To help alleviate some of that stress, we’ve put together a First 100 Days plan that …

By Idealist - 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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