Visit the Office of Career Development to complete the iStartStrong Inventory if uncertain about academic and/or career areas of interest.
Develop relationships with professors, advisors, and career development staff. Turn them into mentors by asking about their career paths and for advice about matching your interests and skills to a major and a career.
Use the O*Net website to explore occupations related to your major.
Talk with upper level students about their majors and career-related experiences and goals.
Attend Career Development programs, seminars and employment fairs.
Explore membership in clubs, organizations and other extracurricular activities to develop your “transferable skills.” Participate in Project 701, musical/theater performances, exhibits and other cultural events.
Complete a mock interview with a staff member in Career Development, a professor, or a professional in your field of study.
Complete a check-up on your 4-Year Career Action Plan with a staff member from the Office of Career Development.
Explore opportunities in your field of study by shadowing a professional from your career path.
Third Year: Confirm Major/Minor and Gain Experience
Research and determine if graduate level education is required or preferred for your career plans. If it is, start researching grad/professional school options and requirements; take appropriate required exams. (Take GEN300 Fall semester if pursuing this path and attend the Graduate and Professional School Fair in the Fall)
Research the workforce and employers. Become knowledgeable about labor markets and future employment trends.