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Career Exploration

The best careers are those with purpose, where you can combine your values, strengths, and skills to impact something you care about. How do you discover your purpose? By exploring — yourself! Identify the things you value and love to do; then, you can find a career to put those values and skills to work.

You can use different strategies to explore your skills and strengths and how you might apply them to a career.

Reflection: Our career journey begins with knowing ourselves. Self-assessment is discovering and prioritizing your motivations, needs, interests, values, and skills. Once you get some insight into yourself, then you have a clear starting point. You only need one for the journey to begin! Need a place to start? Take Career Coach Assessment to learn about yourself and career suggestions based on your interests. Assessments can provide you with personal insights that can be helpful in considering your career and professional development, but they should not be seen as prescriptive or directive.

Research industries online: You can find many job roles across industries. In the Labor Market Insights, you can discover which industries are in demand, have the largest employment, are experiencing declining employment, pay the most, growth rate, and more.

Gain Experience: There are various opportunities to explore a job role, industry, or organization. Understanding the day-to-day and experiencing employer culture first-hand is an invaluable way to make more informed decisions.

  1. Complete a virtual Expereince
  2. Shadow a professional in the field
  3. Request an informational interview
  4. Applying for a part-time job or internship.

Entrepreneurship: Mapping a Development Path for Graduates and Alumni

The entrepreneurial journey is an exhilarating path that beckons to those with a spirit of innovation and a desire to create something extraordinary. For graduates and alumni, entrepreneurship offers a unique avenue for professional fulfillment and impact. 

It’s important for …

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Top 20 Entry-Level Jobs for College Graduates in 2024

As you’re planning your post-college life, you may wonder what the best entry-level jobs for college graduates are. Entry-level typically refers to a professional job that requires no previous experience in that field. They’re usually for recent college graduates, in …

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Sign-up & Receive Personalized Career Support

How to Sign-up and receive personal career support from Career Waves 5!

Select “Sign-up” in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

Choose the most fitting role type from the Select your role drop-down list. Next, enter the email Press …

By Sarah Seavey
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Resources

Ready for Industry: Students

Learn about careers in the most in-demand industries! Ready for Industry provides you with knowledge that introduces the careers, common …

Work Design Magazine

Work Design Magazine is a thoughtfully curated digital publication with a global reach. We focus on the innovative design of …

Candid Career Video Library

Labor Market InsightsIn partnership withLightcast logo

Find Career Data with Job Market Insights
- Salary Data
- Emplpoyment trends
- Top Employers
- Skills & competencies
1. search keywords- search using keywords such as skills or job title
2. filter- filter by industry and occupation

Make informed career decisions with live employment data.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)