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Explore Majors and Careers

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.
  • Compass
    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!
  • Vault
    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.
  • Publications
    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!

 

 

The Career Center
7800 York Road Building, Suite 206 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call to schedule an appointment.
Express Hours: Monday – Thursday, 1 - 3 p.m. (No appointment needed for 15-minute consultation)

Phone: 410-704-2233
Fax: 410-704-3459
E-mail: careercenter@towson.edu


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