Take time to explore using our career tools and guides. Get to know who you are: your values, interests, personality, and skills. Then start exploring how that connects to where you may want to go.
Explore Majors and Careers
Explore Your Interests
Career assessments are tools that help you understand your interests and potential career paths. The Career Center offers a number of free and paid options.
Not sure where to start? That’s okay. Career is a journey, and it may take some time to get a sense of direction in your career.
Choosing a Major
Get input from a variety of sources and perspectives so that you have the information you need to make a decision that fits well with who you are now and who you hope become.
Explore Industries and Employers
Attend an Event
Go to career fairs, employer informational meetings and other career-related events to learn about employers and career paths.
How to Research Companies
The purpose behind researching companies is to learn about different industries, professions, company mission and values, and industry trends. It is an opportunity to explore what is out there, what might interest you, and simply, to learn!
Go beyond LinkedIn and set up conversations with professionals to learn more about their job, company and industry. Check out our Informational Interviewing Guide!
Explore Graduate School
Graduate School Preparation
Are you thinking about applying to grad school but not sure where to start? Exploring graduate programs can be overwhelming, and there are usually several components to consider during the application process. Feel free to make an appointment with a Career Specialist for additional guidance.
Internships allow you connect your classroom knowledge to real-world experience. They can also confirm your vocational plans or help you shift direction. Employers look for students who have 2-3 internships during their college careers. Confirm with your department if they require internships or give credit.
Whether you choose to work on or off campus, work experience is valuable. Many employers are impressed with students who work through college, invest in campus life and maintain good academic standing.
Build relationships with faculty by asking your department for research opportunities. This can expand your knowledge and help discern if graduate school is your next step. Check with your department if you can receive credit as a Research Assistant.
Shadowing and Clinicals
Many professionals understand the importance of exposure to different industries and specialties. Some industries such as healthcare and medicine involve job shadowing. This allows you to observe and then practice similar tasks. As you build relationships with professionals, ask if you can shadow them for a set period of time.
Study Abroad Programs
Studying abroad allows you to expand your perspectives and gain cross-cultural competence while getting academic credit. You will develop cross-cultural communication, gain appreciation for other cultures (including your own!) and grow personally.