Career Exploration Sites

Adapted from Guidebook for Advising Undergraduate Students


Self-Assessments:
http://www.d.umn.edu:80/student/loon/car/self/
career_transfer_survey.html
The University of Minnesota-Duluth has created an
online survey that gets students thinking about what skills
thy can bring to a job. Students evaluate themselves on
communicating; research and planning; human relations
skills; organization, management, and leadership, and
work survival skills.

http://www.careerkey.org/english
Based on Holland’s Self Directed Search. Answer
questions based on your work preferences, then reference
appropriate jobs linked to the Occupational Outlook
Handbook.

http://www.personalitypathways.com
Site covers the use of the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Personality
Type) and how your type relates to career choice.

http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/sa/career/students/
page17957.html

Bowling Green State University site that offers an
exhaustive list of skills required in the world of work.

http://www.advisorteam.org/
70-item questionnaire on personality type and suitable jobs.

http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/counseling/
counseling.shtml

Based on the popular What Color is Your Parachute
books by Richard Bolles. Covers many of the interest
assessments listed here with his opinions about each.
Offers a variety of other resources.

Majors:

http://www.livecareer.com
This site provides a free career interest test.

http://www.mymajors.com
Site requires students to answer a series of
questions related to their prior educational experiences. Compiles answers and provides a listing of suggested majors.

http://www.udel.edu/CSC/mrk.html
Un. of Delaware web site that provides major resources
kits list specific majors, tips on enhancing
employability, web site information, and employment
resources.

http://www.brandeis.edu/hiatt/choosingmajor.html
Fascinating site that lists what Brandeis University
graduates are doing for a living in specific majors.
Really proves our point that “Major doesn’t matter.”

Careers:

http://www.bls.gov/emp
Occupational Outlook Handbook contains job descriptions,
earnings, skills, employment projections, &
education requirements for 90% of jobs.

http://www.nycareerzone.org/
Organizes job information around 6 different clusters of
majors: human & public, arts & humanities, business &
information systems, health services, natural & agricultural
sciences, and engineering & technology.

http://www.acinet.org/acinet
Lists a variety of job families, wages, and trends for
specific jobs in specific locations. Lists required skills,
knowledge, etc. for jobs.

http://www.careeronestop.org
Outstanding site includes self-assessment activities,
resources, and a section on career planning.

http://www.careers.org
Web site that lists careers and specific web sites to get
additional information about each.

http://www.collegeboard.com/csearch/
majors_careers/profiles

College Board questionnaire followed