Career Exploration

Career planning can be an exciting opportunity to examine your skills, your passions, your future vision, and your economic goals. 

The career development process includes learning about yourself, your occupational options, making informed decisions, setting goals, gaining experiences, and having a holistic vision for your life.

Take a proactive approach towards the career decision-making process. Engaging in the career development process allows students and alumni to choose their best-fit career path through informed decision-making, with Career Development providing guidance and support for these decisions.

  1. Explore: Knowing what you’re like as a person (personality traits), what you enjoy (your interests), what’s important to you (your values), and what you are good at (your skills and abilities) will help you to determine potentially satisfying careers.
  2. Research: Research and learn about various occupational and academic options, to assist in making an informed decision.
  3. Decide: Compare your interests, abilities, and values with the information you gathered about yourself and the world of work.
  4. Plan: Use information gained to examine what you want in life and how you plan to get it by making yourself the most qualified candidate.
  5. Evaluate: You are never completely stuck with a decision. You can always evaluate your goals and action plan as you gain new information and experiences. Use this new information to guide you and direct your journey down the paths that are in line with your idea of career happiness and success that you will take throughout your life.  Adjust your plans and goals as your interests and expertise change.


What Can I Do With This Major? O*Net US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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