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Office of Academic Advising

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, Bender PAiR

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