When exploring careers, be sure to consider:
- What are the daily activities of someone in this career?
- What are the skills needed to be successful in this field?
- What kind of salary and opportunity for advancement does this field offer?
- What is the availability of jobs with this career choice?
- What major(s) would best prepare you for this career?
To find out this information:
- Talk with a Career Counselor to learn about industry standards and work environments: Make an appointment by calling the ACPC at 814-898-6164.
- Talk to a professional already working in the field; see Networking Resources for more information.
- Explore BehrendSync for campus activities, including student groups to meet new people and expand your network on campus.
- Get involved in community-engaged learning to gain new skills and explore interests. Check out Civic and Community Engagement resources.
- Use other online resources:
- CandidCareer.com: Watch pre-recorded informational interviews from industry professionals.
- Explore career paths by major: Use this interactive tool to explore common career paths over time for various majors and learn more about the different job titles.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Find career information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics about duties, education and training, pay, and job outlook. This resource is informed by U.S. Census data.
- O*Net Online: More detailed occupational information to investigate careers.
- U.S. News Best Job Rankings: Discover how jobs in your interest area are nationally ranked.