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!

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By Sam Radbil - Vault
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