Below are a few career exploration resources to help in your career decision-making. You should also meet with a Career Counselor to discuss your potential career path. Call 245-1740 or stop by Biddle House to make an appointment.
CAREER EXPLORATION RESOURCES
A great tool for learning more about a particular career, you can set up Informational Interviews with anyone who works in your field of interest- alumni, family friends, or even community members. The Dickinson Alumni Group on LinkedIn (LINK??) is also a great source of contacts. A counselor at the Career Center can help you develop potential contacts and help you prepare for these interviews.
Spotlight On Careers
Covering roughly 40 fields, this site was developed specifically by and for liberal arts schools. In addition to information, it also has internship and job resources, alumni profiles and tips for entering the field.
To access the system use:
Career Insider, powered by Vault
A comprehensive career library containing thousands of company profiles, detailed industry overviews, career advice articles, and downloadable career guides.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) provides information on job outlook, salaries, working conditions, training, and other career related information for a multitude of professions. A hard copy of the OOH is also available in our resource library.
O*Net OnLine provides information on specific occupations, including tasks, knowledge, skills, job outlook and salary information, as well as related careers using similar skill sets.
Career Center Resource Library
There are several books in the resource library you can utilize when doing research on potential careers. If you cannot find any information in the Resource Library on the career in which you are interested, please speak with a counselor and we will assist you.