Once you have conducted some self-assessment (through counseling, career assessments and/or by taking the GENL 121 Personal Life and Career Planning course), you will want to incorporate the learning you have done about yourself into the next phase of the Career Action Plan: Exploring Careers.
While you may feel a sense of urgency to begin applying for positions, gathering information about specific careers is an essential step in the career development process. Use the resources below to help you determine if a particular career is a good fit for you.
Wondering what options you have with your major? Career Resources by Major is a comprehensive database of career information that will help you start figuring out what you can do with your major. It includes common career titles, internship and research opportunities, job search websites, sample resumes specific to your field, and relevant professional associations.
Learn about career options related to your major. Note the printable information (PDFs) and the web links. This is a great resource if you're unsure about your major, or if you're thinking about next steps.
TU has developed an online module using the CAST educational tool to help students who are undecided about majors and career paths to explore their options. Follow the instructions to “Create a Free Account” the first time you log in to CAST.
Traitify is a visual personality assessment that matches you to careers in less than five minutes. A fun and quick first step in finding your career direction!
Networking with professionals who are working in the fields that interest you is a great way to discover whether a given career is right for you. The Career Mentor Database is a free networking/career mentoring resource available to TU students. Alumni are waiting for you to contact them — connect with a career mentor today!