It is a common misconception that a specific major leads to just one specific career. In reality any major can lead to many career options! That is why it is important to be informed when choosing your next career move. This page will provide you with resources and information that can be helpful when exploring what your next career move might be.
Your Academic & Career Advisor is always happy to assist you with your career exploration process and discuss options!
Career Exploration Tools
Another great tool you can use to identify potential careers of interest is to conduct a mock job search. On the Job and Internship Search page, you can learn more about the job search tools available to you and how to effectively use them.
Consider the skills you have (or would like to have), the topics that interest you, and the tasks you have enjoyed doing. These are all great keywords to input into a job search site. By using filters and keywords that interest you, you will be able to gain a realistic idea of the types of roles that currently exist and the qualifications needed. Try it out and see what you discover!
As you browse job postings, we recommend keeping a list of items that stand out to you such as:
- Skills Sought
- Interesting Companies
- Common Job Titles of Interest
- Roles & Responsibilities that Interest You
After compiling a list, begin to pull out common themes that may have shown. Are you noticing that all of the duties and skills involve working with people? Being analytical? These themes will help you further narrow your options until you discover careers that make the most sense for you. Are there skills or duties that sound interesting, but you’d like to learn more about them? These are great discussion areas to bring up during an informational interview!
Informational Interviews are one of the most beneficial ways to learn more about a career path and potentially build meaningful connections at the same time.
On the Networking page, you can more about informational interviews, how to initiate contact with individuals of interest, and how to conduct an effective informational interview.