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Career Exploration Tools

Do you have a career in mind and what to learn more about it? Are you interested in several careers and want to figure out which major(s) best prepare your them? We recommend any of these online, self-paced tools. Don't be bashful. Try them all to determine, which is best suits your exploration.

What Can I Do With This Major? features 100 major profiles with information on common career paths, types of employers that hire in the field, and strategies to maximize opportunities. Scroll to the bottom of each profile for links to professional associations, occupational outlook information, and job search resources.

O*NET Online has detailed descriptions of the world of work. Find, search, or browse across 900+ occupations based on your goals and needs. Then use their comprehensive reports to learn about requirements, characteristics, and available opportunities for your selected occupation.

Occupational Outlook Handbook is managed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The easy-to-navigate, online Handbook allows you to learn about the work, education and training requirements, advancement opportunities, employment, salary, and 10-year job outlook for hundreds of occupations. It also lists related occupations and sources of more information.

Vault provides guidebooks about industries and careers, as well as specialized job search preparation. UCS subscribes to this valuable resource to help students find objective information that you may not see on an organization’s website. Want to know what it’s really like working for IBM or how to get your foot in the door at MTV? It’s all on Firsthand! 

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