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Career Exploration

Career exploration requires self-assessment, researching career options and developing a plan to reach your unique career goals.

Self Assessment:

Consider the following when you explore your options and make career decisions:

  • What do you value: income, freedom, creativity, life/work balance, prestige?
  • What academic, career and other interests and skills do you have?
  • What are your likes and dislikes?
  • What classes do you enjoy the most and why?
  • What do you enjoy doing outside of class?
  • What type of activities bring you joy?
  • What is your dream job and why?
Research and Explore:

What Can I Do With This Major? - Select a major, receive information on related occupations, employers, professional associations and skill development strategies.

Occupational Outlook Handbook and O*Net - Gather information on the nature of the work, training/education required, future job outlook, salaries and related occupations.

Pursue practical experiences including job shadowing, informational interviewing, volunteering, and/or interning.

Attend ACA-related events such as panel discussions, presentations and career and graduate school fairs.

Analyze and Decide:

Create a list of pros and cons of careers you are considering. Analyze how each career fits with your interests, skills and values.

Create a career plan to ensure you meet your career goals:

  • Choose courses/major/minor related to career interests
  • Create a list of skills required to be successful in a career and how to acquire them
  • Get involved in clubs, activities and organizations related to career interests
  • Gain practical experience through interning, volunteering, work, and undergraduate research experiences. Develop transferable skills and build a professional network.

Contact Academic and Career Advising

Academic and Career Advising Office
Elliot Center
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435

Upcoming Events
March 21, 2018 (Wednesday)
March 22, 2018 (Thursday)
Your Future Fair: Careers and Internships
- • Recreation Center - Recreation Gym
March 26, 2018 (Monday)
The Literacy Lab - Information Session
- • Young Student Center - Room 308
March 28, 2018 (Wednesday)
LinkedIn Workshop
- • Rhodes Hall - CE Lab on the first floor (Room S121)