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 Career Services 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 online resources:
- What Can I Do With This Major: Use this tool to see the industries, types of companies commonly hiring your major, link to the professional associates in your field, and view tips for making the most of your degree.
- 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.