Career exploration is a rewarding experience. The process helps you identify your skills, interests and values. Not to mention it is your opportunity to enroll in a variety of courses, participate in extracurricular activities and experience jobs that you may not have even known existed. All of which can lead you to a career that is a perfect fit.
- American Job Center – O*NET OnLine
- This is a database that includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities and interests associated with occupations. Information in O*NET is available for over 900 occupations.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook
- This is a guide to career information about hundreds of occupations. Each occupational profile describes the duties, work environment, typical education and training, median pay, and the job outlook into the next 10 years of the occupation.
- Department of Labor – CareerOneStop
- This is a collection of electronic tools that offers solutions to the demands of the labor market from the perspective of a student, a job seeker, and employers.
As your career exploration begins to clarify which career is best for you, you may discover that your academic plans need adjusting and/ or continuation after you graduate with your undergraduate degree. Early preparation for graduate school is essential to ensure that you meet each graduate school’s admissions requirements.
- This is a comprehensive listing of graduate programs. It provides information on over 67,000 programs, including master’s degree, PhD and certificate programs.
- This is a resource to information and guidance in exploring schools that meet students’ academic and campus environment desires.