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Once you’ve gained some insight into your own interests, strengths, personality, and values through assessments you've taken, you will need to begin to learn more about career options that would best fit who you are as an individual. 

Action Steps:

  • Learn more about occupations related to your major. Make sure your major is the best fit for the career option(s) in which you're interested. 
  • Use MyPlan's CareerMatch section to explore career options connected to your assessment outcomes.  Read about and view videos on career options that interest you.  Save occupations you are interested in under your "My Careers" folder.
  • Conduct an informational interview or participate in a job shadow with an individual at work for a day or half day to learn more about a career path in which you have an interest.
  • Use online resources and books in our CSO Library to find information on various occupations.

Review our Sophomore Status Sheet to provide you practical steps at this point in your career development.

What Can I Do with my Major?

Our "What Can I Do with My Major?" guides and links allow you to connect majors with careers. For each major that interests you, you will find an outline of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Choose "links" to find a list of websites that provide information about listed majors and related careers.

MyPlan


MyPlan is a comprehensive resource for career-related information which will provide you with up-to-date information about careers, majors, and graduate schools, as well as career articles, resources, statistics, and videos. Once you have taken the four free assessments on the site, research career options from your composite score of those assessments. 

To access this resource: You will need to register on the website and create a free account. On the second page of registration, you will be asked to input the license code. Both the link and license code can be found on our myGCC 'Career Services' tab. After you complete registration, you will have access to the assessments.

CareerBeam

The NEW CareerBeam is the most state-of-the-art, comprehensive online career development system available today. Some of the content and resources available to you includes:

• Assessments & exercises combining into a Career Profile Report to help you define your best career path.

Career planning section which includes: identifying your ideal work environment, networking for your career, and managing your career.

To access this resource: Go to www.gcc.edu/careerbeam and register using your GCC email address.

Informational Interview

Interviewing people to find out about their jobs is not the same as interviewing with them for a job. For this reason, the visit is often called an information interview to differentiate it from an employment interview.

In an employment interview:

a. You are being interviewed, and

b. You are trying to obtain a job with the person doing the interviewing.

In an information interview:

a. You are interviewing the other person, and

b. You are trying to obtain certain kinds of information about the person’s job that will help you decide if you are interested in that kind of work as a possible career choice.

Job Shadowing


“Shadowing” describes an activity in which you spend an extended period of time observing a person in his/her job environment. The objective of the experience is for you to learn as much as possible about the specific activities involved in an occupation. You will become familiar with the environment, professionals in the field, knowledge required for performing tasks, and the like.

Check out our Information Interviewing/Job Shadowing Guide.

Career Exploration Resources

Career InfoNet - A great site with information on job outlook, occupation descriptions, wages and trends.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – Profiles all U.S. jobs including information about working conditions, job outlook, salary, and qualifications.

Quintessential Careers – An extensive tutorial on information interviews.

The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center - The SCCC is a resource center for those interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

WetFeet.com – Explore a thorough listing of career profiles as well as industry profiles.

Vocational Information Center - Resource guide for vocational education, including links to career exploration, job market, workforce development, employment skills, etc.


Career Services Office
Grove City College | 100 Campus Drive, Grove City, PA, 16127
PH: (724) 458-3371 |
2009-12 Career Services
Maintained By: Mandy Sposato | Last Updated: June 2012