Career Planning Resources
Wise career planning involves getting to know yourself – your interests, skills, values, and personality – and gathering information about the world of work – things like the job market, salaries, occupational trends, and more.
The Counseling Department offers a variety of helpful tools and resources to help students to make wise career decisions. Below please find links to career self -assessments if you are unsure what career might be a good fit for you. There are also links to websites where you can research labor market information. In addition, there are career resources for special populations. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or wish to speak with a counselor about your career interests.
Career Exploration Video Playlist - Review selecting a major, work values, Focus 2 , Occupational Outlook Handbook, Careers for Empaths, Careers for Liberal Arts Degrees, Premed/Law school and beyond.
Focus2 is a career self-assessment tool, which can be accessed for free through the Counseling Department. It helps you explore your interests, values, skills, personality and more. You create a profile by answering questions about yourself. It offers suggestions for careers and college majors, and provide information on how your personality type matches others in a variety of careers. To take the Focus2 for free: New users are required to create an account.
- Go to the Focus2 log in page
- Register for an account
- Your access code is: counseling
Make an appointment with a counselor to review your results. Counselors also have access to CHOICES and the Strong two other career assessments that can help you with career exploration.
Career One Stop's Self -Assessments
Need some ideas for careers you might like? Whether you are just starting out, or wondering if another career would suit you better, self-assessments can help you consider different options and confirm types of careers that might be right for you.
The Occupational Information Network is a free online database that contains hundreds of job definitions to help students, job seekers, businesses and workforce development professionals to understand today's world of work in the United States.
The site features videos showing what jobs are like day to day. I believe the content is created by teens for teens--so it's pretty easy to view and navigate. Students can search for specific jobs, or find jobs by general strengths (e.g. jobs for people who are organized, or good with their hands).
The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a career resource offering information on the hundreds of occupations that provide most of jobs in the United States. Each occupational profile describes the typical duties performed by the occupation, the work environment of that occupation, the typical education and training needed to enter the occupation, the median pay for workers in the occupation, and the job outlook over the coming decade for that occupation. Each profile is in a standard format that makes it easy to compare occupations.
Browse a library of jobs, each with one or more "day in the life" entries from someone who currently works in that field. Get an insider's perspective before you commit.
CareerOneStop Pay for Training
Thinking about a class, program or degree—but not sure you can afford it? It’s true that education can be expensive. But it can also be more affordable than you might think. Learn more about total costs and sources of funding.
CareerOneStop Military and Veteran Transition Center
CareerOneStop offers resources for transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses.. You'll also find resources to help you: Match your military skills and experiences to civilian careers, search for jobs in your local area or across the United States, and learn about and access other benefits for veterans.
CareerOneStop Resources for Workers with Disabilities
Find resources and information to support your successful employment. Whether your disability is visible or not, a recent change or a long-term condition, your participation in the workforce is in demand. CareerOneStop's Resources for Workers with Criminal Convictions.
CareerOneStop Reentry Help for Ex- Offenders
CareerOneStop’s website offers information, tips, and resources to help people with criminal convictions overcome barriers they might face in their job search including state-specific resources for help with basic needs or getting ready to job search, work restrictions that apply to certain convictions, and paying for training or college.
Job opportunities, training, events, career information, apprenticeships, disability services, and more for Pennsylvania job seekers.
What can I do with this major?
This site was created by the University of Tennessee Center for Career Development. You can search different majors and get information on jobs/careers the major can lead to, specific areas within those careers, where you can work (general locations, not specific companies or institutions).
It's a great site to get tons of info about careers: salary (including a state by state breakdown), training and education requirements, licensing organizations, etc.
Career Connections is a resource to help students and alumni achieve their career goals. They provide the tools needed to help students Prepare, Empower and Connect to the world of work. Their dedicated team identifies and engages employers who have an interest in recruiting our students for full-time and part-time employment as well as internship and externship opportunities.Through individual appointments, empowerment workshops, seminars and special events, you can learn how to create a better résumé and cover letter, job search strategies and practice interviewing skills. Located in the Center for Business and Industry, Room C1-34 and Satellite Office in the Bonnell Building, Room BG-24