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.
Career Resources by Major
Wondering what options you have with your major? 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 Web sites, sample resumes specific to your field, and relevant professional associations.
What Can I Do with This Major?
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.
Open Majors Module
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.
Compass 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!
This online resource contains detailed industry guides, thousands of company profiles, career advice articles and videos, industry and occupational profiles, and more. Follow the instructions for “New Users” the first time you log in. Learn how to navigate Vault.com.
The Career Center's resource library contains a variety of books, periodicals, and video resources on self-assessment, career exploration, occupational information, internship/job search strategies and graduate school.
Career Mentor Database
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 through Hire@TU. Alumni are waiting for you to contact them – connect with a career mentor today!
Related Web Sites
These links take you to major- or industry-specific sites that provide career and job search resources related to your field(s) of interest.
The Career Center
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Express Hours Fall and Spring Semester: Monday – Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m. (No appointment needed for 15-minute consultation)