Resource Identification

Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for it.  - Katharine Whitehorn

Gathering occupational information is an important step in the career planning process. This information includes employment outlook, salary, related occupations, education and training, and job duties. Students are expected and encouraged to identify resources that can assist with the following:

  • Learn about majors and careers related to one's interests
  • Learn about academic and career entrance requirements
  • Investigate education and/or training requirements
  • Plan academic and career alternatives
  • Learn job market trends
You can use the Career Information and Exploration Worksheet to help organize the information you gather. Once you have gathered sufficient information, you should make an appointment with one of our amazing career counselors.

Career Resources

Reality Check Zone Get a reality check when making plans about your future
Bureau of Labor Statistics Access current statistics and other information on various occupations
Career ZoneExplore, Decide, and Grow with our career zone by reviewing Review additional information on various careers (Job Families).
O*NET Program Explore these Occupational Summary Reports which include updated standardized and occupation-specific descriptors.
What can I do with this major?Are you in the right major for the job you want?  Use this link to research your major and how well it fits with your career goals.
Job Sites ReviewsDon’t know who to trust when online job searching?  Follow the link for a guide to online job sites, a must-read Expert Q&A, detailed site reviews, expert ratings, data-driven comparisons, and unbiased commentary from people like you.
Learn How To BecomeThere are hundreds of job search sites on the web, but they’re not all created equally. maximize your chances of finding a position, and don’t waste your time with old job listings or functionalities that are less than user friendly. Follow the link to find 15 of the best job boards around.