Center Hours for Spring 2013
Monday through Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
* Please call for an appointment.
Tuesdays and Fridays
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Walk-in hours will end on Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Located in Spellman Hall
Majors offer a variety of career opportunities
Let's explore further options & learn what you can do with specific majors.
There are numerous resources that can help you learn more about careers and specific occupations associated with a major. Most majors offer a variety of options and, as stated previously, a major doesn't limit your career choices. Once you identify some careers and occupations of interest, you will want to learn more about them and perhaps gain some experience as well.
Below are a variety of resources that will help you learn about careers, industries and occupations:
Speaking with others about occupations related to careers is an excellent way to gather information. Relatives, friends, neighbors, professors, alumni and employers are some examples of individuals that can all be helpful in sharing their knowledge and insights. These individuals can often refer you to other contacts for advice. Learn more about how to conduct informational meetings/ interviews.
A mentor is a professional that can give you career advice, help you learn about career options and connect you with other professionals. Iona holds an annual "Meet a Career Mentor" event that gives you an opportunity to network with individuals in a variety of career fields. For further information, contact The Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development.
Clubs & Organizations:
Get involved with academic clubs to gain information about career fields. Most clubs feature guest speakers from related industries.
Find websites with professional associations related to a career you are thinking about. These associations have invaluable information about careers within their profession.
Shadowing is spending a day or more with a professional in a work setting. You might observe others at work, help out with a project or attend a meeting. This experience can give you exposure to an industry or career field and give you a better sense of how your skills fit into the work world. Use your networking skills to think about professionals that would be willing to have you shadow them.
Continue your road trip through the Freshman Career Corner.....
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