Making Career Decisions
The oxford dictionary defines career as “an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress; working permanently in or committed to a particular profession”.
College students often feel overwhelmed by this decision, are sometimes not sure where to begin and what to research and are busy with coursework, assignments and a part time job. But studies show that students who begin early exploring options and learning about their strengths and how they relate to career option, are more likely to finish their educational plan and ultimately begin a successful career.
We invite you to get engaged in the process and actively participate in working on your career plan (with our guidance of course!) Visit the Career Services Career Assesment Tools page to see some tools our office can provide you with to aid this process.
Online Career Exploration
Visit Career Coach to explore your career path.
Career Exploration Videos
Visit Candid Career for career exploration videos that interview working professionals in many fields.
The Career Planning Process
Career planning is the continuous process of:
- thinking about your interests, values, skills and preferences
- exploring the life, work and learning options available to you
- ensuring that your work fits with your personal circumstances
- continuously fine-tuning your work and learning plans to help you manage the changes in your life and the world of work.
You can revisit and make use of this process all the way through your career. Not all students will need to start at the very beginning.