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Explore career and major options
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Need a little guidance as you explore?

Contact the friendly coaches at the

  • GPS
    The GPS office can help with:

    •One-on-one coaching tailored to each student's needs
    •Exploration of majors, co-curricular activities, and career possibilities
    •Taking the FOCUS Assessment to discover compatible career paths
    •Drafting an IAP that may include the StrengthsFinder Assessment

Resources from Career Services

Check out the Career Services website for a wide range of resources!

Create your own career exploration blog!

Career exploration websites

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    For hundreds of different types of jobs—such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse—the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you:
    * the training and education needed
    * earnings
    * expected job prospects
  • O*NET Occupational Information Network
    O*NET allows you to match your skills to occupations and search for occupations using keywords.
  • CareerOneStop
    From the U.S. Dept. of Labor, this site contains information about occupations, industries, guides to colleges and universities by occupation, and much more!
  • Occupational Outlook Quarterly
    Produced four times a year, this publication from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics provides in depth profiles of selected careers.
  • What Do You Like?
    Explore career options based on your likes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Fastest Growing Occupations
    From the Bureau of Labor Statistics and updated yearly. Shows what the fastest growing occupations are for every education level (associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral).
  • Majors and Careers
    Explore majors and careers from the College Board website.
  • Career Transitions (TEL)
    Career Transitions is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. It brings together all the tools needed to explore and take the leap to a new career. Career Transitions employs a step-by-step approach to help people: 1) explore new career possibilities; 2) assess their interests and experience; 3) identify ways to improve their prospects, including networking and education; 4) prepare for a job search; and 5) search and apply for jobs.

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