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Career Exploration is, broadly speaking, the process of matching yourself to the working world. It is often a time-consuming process, but one that can be rewarded with a satisfying way to spend your time and make a living. Many people will go through a process of career exploration several times over the course of their life—in college when choosing a major, when selecting a career, when transitioning into another career, and when looking for ways to stay active after retirement—so the resources below are designed to introduce you to the steps one can take on the path to effective exploration and some resources to help you on your way.

 

Develop a Career Plan

Academic and Professional Planning

Identify Your Skills, Interests, and Values

Industry Research

Salary Information

Additional Resources