Career Development Center

Career Planning

Career Exploration

Career Exploration involves gathering information about options that exist within the world of work. This can be done in three steps; reading about occupations of interest, speaking with those who know, and gaining hands-on experience.

Read about occupations of interest by using the following resources:

Speak with professionals who know about your particular careers of interest by performing Informational Interviews and Job Shadowing. Use this helpful guide to better prepare:

Gain career-related experience as a great way to “test the waters” to see if a career area is compatible with your individual needs and goals. Career-related experience also gives graduating students the edge when seeking full-time employment opportunities. Get started by considering:        

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