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Connecting Careers

"What do you want to do?"

This is one of the most common and important questions many college students are asked.  While this is certainly a valuable question, most students are not making a decision now that will be a "rest of their life" decision, but rather a choice about which opportunities can help lead them to a more satisfying academic plan.  Developing a sense of who you are as a student - your interests, values, skills, personality traits, and strengths - call all help in the exploration process and make connections to careers easier.

Figuring it out.

Through the Office of Academic Advising, there are a number of campus resources to assist students connect to career opportunities:

  • Career Cruising is an online career assessment with detailed career information and personal stories from current working professionals.
  • StrengthsQuest is an online (fee-based) assessment set on identifying strengths and gaining insight into areas of a person's greatest potential.
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an online (fee-based) assessment which helps persons understand their personality type and connect with preferred work tasks, work environments, and career families.
  • Career Decision Making (POSTSEC 1050) is a two-credit elective course offered to engage students in self-exploration and their academic/career exploration journey.

Career Services also hosts resources and information about careers by major or interest.

Still want more?

Check out our career exploration resources!

Natalie
Natalie, 2016-17 Bender PAiR

I was a part of the ELLC for two years, and it was a great environment for me. The ELLC allowed me to explore my options with majors, helped me to create and become a part of the Bender Hall community, and connected me to like-minded students in a fun way.