Exploring Careers

Thinking about a summer internship? Be sure to attend the Undergraduate Internship Fair on February 15th from 10:00-1:00 in Curry Ballroom.

1st, 2nd, 3rd Year Undergraduate Students should come dressed in interview attire, with resumes and prepared to network.  Apply for internship positions with hiring employers.  Attendance at the fair is required for the chance to receive an invitation to a same-day interviews during the On Campus Recruiting portion of the day. Register here for the event.

Following the fair,  please join us for a *FREE* networking lunch with employers from 1:30-2:30 in the Stearns Center. Register here for the event.

EXPLORING CAREERS

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

  • Career Development Career Guides
  • Vocational Biographiesusername: NE Univ; password: RAZDE)
  • 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.
  • Princeton Review: Features “day in the life,” requirements and expectations for the future for a wide range of careers.
  • 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 02116” or any other city/zip code combination.  This Commonwealth of Massachusetts website provides a wealth of occupational and educational information.
  • 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