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Exploring Careers

Some Resources to Get You Started...

It is important to research and investigate various career fields prior to making a decision. There are a variety of methods used to research careers including the Internet, libraries, periodicals, trade magazines and discussions with professionals in the field. A Career Advisor can provide additional suggestions for research. The following are some resources to help you get started.

Resources for Online Career Research

  • What can I Do With This Major? - Helps you connect with careers through a list of potential employers, specific strategies to obtain employment in those fields as well as links to career sites based upon major.
  • Occupational Information Network - The O*NET system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.
  • Myplan - A comprehensive resource for major, career and industry information
  • Job Shadow - Review informational interviews with real life professionals from 200+ industries!
  • America's Career Info Net - America's Career InfoNet (ACINet) helps people make better, more informed career decisions. America's Career InfoNet is ideal for job seekers, employers, human resource specialists and workforce development specialists.
  • Iona College Ryan Library - The library features many electronic and hard copy resources that can be utilized to research career fields.