Self-assessment is the first step in the career planning process. While assessment tools cannot tell you what career or major discipline you should choose, they can help you learn more about yourself so you’re able to make more informed decisions.
EDUC 131, Career Exploration is a one hour Pass/Fail course offered to first and second year undergraduate students. The course is designed to help students choose and plan for their majors and career paths. It is offered through the School of Education and taught by Career Counselors from University Career Services.
One of the most effective ways to explore and learn about different careers and to make contacts is to talk to people who are already working in the fields you are curious about.
An informational interview is an interview that you initiate with an experienced professional: you do the research and you ask the questions. It is important to keep in mind that the purpose is to obtain information, not to get a job.
Job Shadowing is an opportunity for you to connect or "shadow" a professional who has specific knowledge about an occupation or career in which you are interested.
You observe responsibilities and tasks associated with the career and have the opportunity to ask questions about the knowledge, skills, talents, and level of education required for the job.
UCS counselors or student Career Peers are available to make presentations to your class or student group on a variety of topics, including: careers for students in a specific major, job seeking skills such as resume writing and interview skills, internships, and personal branding/social media. Please give us at least two weeks advance notice to schedule a presenter.
Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect major disciplines to careers.
Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people studying in particular fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research on major disciplines and careers through the websites provided.