Career Planning Process

The Career Planning Process can be used to help you to learn more about yourself, research academic and career options, interact with people in the world of work, and go through the process of choosing or finding more about college majors and/or career paths. 

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Self-exploration activities help you organize information about yourself, such as your interests, activities, favorite classes, family and cultural considerations, dreams and natural talents. 

Researching the World of Work

Researching the world of work is helpful when making decisions about your choice of college major and/or career path. Occupational information includes job duties, salary requirements, essential skills and knowledge, job outlook, related occupations, and current job openings. 

Researching College Majors

Researching college majors will provide you with information about the course and major requirements, prerequisites, concentrations within the major, career options, faculty in the department, and unique aspects of the particular major. It is important to meet with a faculty advisor in each major department you are considering before finalizing your choice.

Decision-making and Action-steps

Decision-making and identifying action steps are helpful as you begin to organize the information you learned about yourself, the world of work, and college majors; and then begin the process of making some decisions about your choice of majors and career paths. 

Experiential Education

Experiential education strategies provide students with ways of engaging the world of work and speaking with professionals and/or faculty connected to majors, industries, and occupations of interest to you. These websites and articles will help you to connect with people in the world of work and/or faculty on campus. 

Job Search

Learn how to prepare for and organize your job search campaign, whether you are looking for a part-time job, volunteer position, internship, full-time career position, or other experiential learning opportunities.