Exploring Careers

EXPLORING CAREERS

Use these links to learn more about a wide variety of career path options:

  • Riley Guide Career Research Center: Use the A to Z index to find websites related to your field of interest.
  • O*NET: This excellent federal government resource includes information on skills, interests, abilities, work activities, and interests associated with over 950 occupations.
  • The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH): Excellent career exploration resource, the Handbook profiles hundreds of occupations; describes what they do, work environments, how to become one, pay, and the job outlook for the 2010-2020 decade.
  • Vault Career InsiderJobs, careers, top employers and education programs are featured along with job search advice, salary information, surveys, employer rankings and ratings.
  • America’s Career InfoNetReview industry profiles; fastest growing fields; and tools and technology required by field. Compare job growth and wage info state by state.  Includes military transition information.
  • MassCISLog in using the city “Boston” and zip code “02115” or any other city/zip code combination.  This Commonwealth of Massachusetts website provides a wealth of occupational and educational information.
  • Roadtrip NationDefine your own road in life.  Get inspired by watching leaders who share your career interests. Includes video interviews.
  • Sloan Career CornerstoneGreat information on STEM, computer science, and healthcare careers.  Explore over 185 degree fields.  Browse interviews with hundreds of professionals.

CONNECT with people to learn more about careers

  • Do Informational Interviews to get the inside story from professionals in your field.
  • Use HuskyNation to search for alumni who may be willing to meet with you.
  • Use Social Networking sites such as Linkedin and Twitter to connect you to people. Follow Career Development on Twitter and join our Linkedin Group!
  • Attend Career Conversations (Wednesdays at noon) and other Career Development events to meet alumni and professionals in a variety of fields.
  • Attend Career Fairs to learn about employers and career paths

EXPERIENCE the world of work before you do a co-op