Once you have narrowed your career ideas by doing some self assessment activities, it is best to research potential career fields and positions. This will provide you with valuable information about specific career paths and will aid you in your career decisions. The following websites will help you begin to explore your career options:
- What Can I Do With This Major? This site offers information on different career paths associated with a major, and how you can prepare now.
- O*NET Online Browse detailed information about occupations. (Option to look up career options by your Strong Interest Inventory theme code)
- Occupational Outlook Handbook This site from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics has up to date information on hundreds of occupations.
- Spotlight on Careers Explore a range of careers that often appeal to liberal arts students.
- Career One StopThis site offers information for career exploration along with a variety of additional resources to help you prepare for a career.
- iSEEK Minnesota’s career, education, and job resource site. Check out the “explore careers” section.
- iSEEK Green Features specific information on green careers in Minnesota.
Choosing a career path is a difficult decision that takes time to figure out. The first place to start this process is to make sure that understand how your interests, skills, values, strengths, and personality relate to certain careers. If you take the time to get to know yourself, you will have an easier time exploring your career options and knowing what would be a good fit of you.
Career assessments can help students understand themselves and how to relate their gifts to careers. The Career and Internship Center has two career assessments that are free to all Augsburg’s students. To take one of these assessments you must schedule an appointment with a career specialist to receive login information.
Please contact our office at 612-330-1148 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
- Strong Interest Inventory
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Interested in exploring career options and where you may find meaningful work?
Consider taking our .5 credit Career Course – Meaningful Work: Linking Education,Vocation & Career Exploration. For the 2012-2013 school year we are offering the course in Spring 2013.
“This course will introduce students to the nature of work and its role and value to the individual and to society and provide the strategies and skills necessary for a lifetime of career-related decision making, meaningful work and active citizenship. The course is geared to both students who are undecided and students who are seeking an in-depth look at a chosen personal life and career path.”
Objectives of this course include:
* To provide an overview of career development and planning and career fields
* To increase self-awareness of personality, strengths, interests, skills, values, passions and make applications to career paths and meaningful work
* To explore various work cultures and engage with industry leaders
* To learn effective strategies in preparing for, finding and successfully maintaining meaningful work