Explore Career Options
- Knowledge of careers, paired with knowledge of self helps you make decisions that will lead to greater happiness.
- Most people don’t enter college knowing a lot about the various career paths. There are many ways for you to learn more about career options.
- Exploring careers can be done in these four progressively more involved ways
Reading and researching careers online and in print
Talking to professionals in fields of interest
Watching people in their place of work through shadowing
Doing: internships, volunteering, jobs, and on-campus activities
The following websites give summaries and details about specific careers and how they connect with your skills and interests. This includes working conditions, training and advancement, earnings and benefits, and employment outlook.
- What Can I Do With a Major In...
- Facts On File If off-campus, username = hamilton; password = careers.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Health Careers
- Evisors webinars can help you learn more about some specific career areas, especially those in business.
- Vault students can access and download invaluable industry and employer guides.
- Spotlight on Careers username = spotlightaccess; password = liberalarts2015
Do you prefer actual books? The Career Center has an excellent library with hundreds of titles updated yearly. Stop by and check it out.
Get Engaged on Campus
- One of the most important things you can do your first year is explore extracurricular activities and pursue academic interests.
- Do your best in classes, get to know your professors and classmates and take care of yourself.
- Extracurricular activities allow you to explore your interests and develop leadership skills. Find clubs and organizations that you might be interested in and attend a meeting.