Exploring Careers

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.
  • Nextio: Career insights platform. Students can search through majors of Northeastern alumni to see where they landed jobs. The information is gathered through an assessment of LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and the US Dept. of Labor Statistics. Students are able to upload their resume and create a free profile that will allow an assessment for fit in a job posted.
  • 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