Explore Careers

When talking about majors, careers will almost always be part of the discussion. Some students choose a major and then figure out a preferred career. Others decide on a career first and then figure out a major. This page provides an assortment of helpful and relevant resources pertaining to career exploration.

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PERSONALIZED CAREER PLAN

A career plan is a way to organize your career goals and develop a plan of action to achieve them. 

 

Create a Personalized Career Plan

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT

The Center for Career Development connects students to quality career development resources, internships, experiential learning, and post-grad opportunities.

 

Visit CCD Website

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CAREER ASSESSMENTS

Taking a career assessment can get you on the right track. It might not necessarily pinpoint your exact career, but it can help get the ball rolling.

 

View Career Assessments

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GET EXPERIENCE

Real world, hands-on experiences are so important in exploring majors/careers. Examples include shadowing, internships, and co-ops. 

 

Learn More

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BLS.GOV

The Occupational Outlook Handbook on BLS.gov is a great resource where you can find information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlooks for hundreds of occupations.

 

Visit BLS.gov

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O*NET ONLINE

Funded by the Department of Labor, this site utilizes a guided menu of job descriptors, industries, career clusters, in-demand industry locators, and more to help you learn about careers.

 

Visit O*Net Online

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MAJORS TO CAREERS

How does each major translate to the real world? The Center for Career Development created a guide to provide you with information on what you can do with each degree. 

 

View Major to Career Information

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WCIDWTM

whatcanidowiththismajor.com is a resource published by the University of Tennessee that contains links to popular careers and industries by major. It's not exactly UConn specific, but most majors overlap and there's a lot of detail here.

 

Visit WCIDWTM