Self-Guided Career Exploration

Explore Options

Now that you’ve spent some time learning more about yourself, it’s time to start gathering information about different career and major options. You can start with a list of occupations and industries provided by your assessments combined with your own ideas.


Explore Options

Learn About Careers

Learn about Careers

  • Explore different job titles, salary info, and other employment data on O*Net.
  • Watch brief Candid Career videos on hundreds of professionals - search by industry, job title, or major.
  • Explore Health Careers and find the latest information on healthcare pathways.
  • Attend Career Events.

Join a Career Community to get targeted information related to your areas of interest.


Learn About Majors

Learn about Majors

Talk with an academic advisor to learn more about classes, scheduling, and your academic plan.


Get Involved! As you research and narrow down your list of careers, find ways to test it out:

Get Involved & Test It Out:

  • Join a student organization–check out LakerLink for a list of on-campus involvement opportunities.
  • Conduct an informational interview to learn more about a certain career and how to get there.
  • Utilize the Laker Exploratory Network - a searchable directory that allows you to email upper division students and recent alumni about their major, coursework, career plans, and other aspects related to their major of interest or career path.
  • Job shadow someone in a prospective career field to get a feel for the work environment and day-to-day tasks.
  • Volunteer–look for opportunities related to the field you’re exploring.
  • Apply for a micro-internship - short-term, paid projects for employers that can be completed within 5-40 hours.

Next Step: Get Focused

Podcast Episode

Exploring Career Options: Amy Pierce-Danders episode. Stream the Podcast below, or download it from Audioboom.


Drop In to CareerLab

Looking for someone to go through your Pathway U results? Hoping to chat with someone about your next steps? Stop into our CareerLab!

Find Your Career Advisor

Looking for personalized advice and information regarding your career plan? Schedule an appointment with your Career Advisor!

Know Yourself

Increase knowledge of your values, interests, strengths, preferences, and ambitions.


Explore Options

Learn about occupations, industry trends, and career fields.


Get Focused

Start making decisions, setting goals, and planning action steps.


Take Action

Learn how to gain experience, job search tools, and connecting with employers.


Page last modified October 5, 2023