Deciding what you want to be when you “grow up” can be a challenging and confusing task – especially when “growing up” is going to happen very soon (aka, graduation/college/life). You’ve already looked at your school’s career resources for college students, but you’re bombarded with information. How do you know what sort of work you will enjoy doing?
Choosing a career path involves doing a lot of research. That is the best way to truly weigh all your options and find what will work best for your personality, skill set, and goals. Here are a few places to get you started on how to choose a career.
My Advisor Says: Career Resources for College Students
Bureau of Labor Statistics
This is the official government website with lots of statistics and information about careers. You’ll find relevant data on the education you need to be eligible for the job, as well as salary, future demand, and more: www.bls.gov/ooh
Fastweb Career Planning
This site offers a search for internships in the fields you are interested in. You’ll also find resume and cover letter help as well as forums where you can ask about potential jobs. You can check out these resources for more information: www.fastweb.com/career-planning
Career Aptitude Tests
Struggling at even knowing what you’ll be good at? Try some quizzes to get a better feel for your skills and interests. Here are several to get you started: https://www.thebalancecareers.com/free-career-aptitude-tests
This site offers some great tests, resources, and more, from undergraduate program information all the way through choosing a career after graduation: https://www.myplan.com/
We hope these resources can get you started on the path towards a career you’ll love. If you’re still feeling stuck and need some guidance, check out our career counseling program at My Advisor Says for some free advice and resources.