Self-Guided Career Exploration

Take Action

Now that you’ve narrowed down some options, it’s time to start working towards your goals! Whether “taking action” means connecting with employers, testing out options, gaining work experience, or obtaining more information about a career, you can find resources for moving forward in your career plan below. 


Take Action

Network with Professionals
  • Begin using LinkedIn to connect with professionals and potential employers. Check out this article from LinkedIn for advice on connecting with alumni and these sample LinkedIn messages
  • Attend Career Events.
  • Conduct an informational interview to learn more about a certain career and how to get there.
  • Job shadow someone in a prospective career field to get a feel for the work environment and day-to-day tasks
Job/Internship Search
  • Use Handshake to search for on- and off-campus jobs, internships, or co-ops.

Have more questions about a specific career path or industry? Schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor or drop in to CareerLab !

Next Step: Know Yourself

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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