Researching Career Options
Below are a few career exploration resources that you may find helpful in your career decision-making. In addition to this list of resources, we also highly recommend that you meet with one of our Career Counselors to discuss your potential career path. You can make an appointment by calling 245-1740 or stopping by Biddle House.
CAREER EXPLORATION RESOURCES
Dickinson Works is an online database of over 1700 alumni who have provided their contact information to help students and fellow alumni with their career exploration and planning. You can search by major, field of interest, geography, or individual to find alumni you can then contact for information about working in a specific field (informational interview - see below), or to aid in your job search. Dickinson Works is available to students and alumni through the Dickinson Gateway.
Whether you’re looking for an internship/job or just want
information about careers, CareerSpots features short videos with current advice
from today’s leading experts. Visit CareerSpots through the Career
Center’s website. Resources include:
• 52 videos on "how to" find a job/internship
• Including interview tips, salary & negotiation, networking, and more!
• 550 videos on careers/occupations
• Expert advice from leading recruiters and students
Informational Interviews are 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, including Dickinson alumni (by utilizing the Dickinson Works program), friends of your parents/family, or even community members who work in the field in which you are interested.. A counselor at the Career Center can help you find potential contacts. For more on informational interviewing, go to our Networking Guide.
Career Insider, powered by Vault
Career insider is a comprehensive career library where you will find thousands of specific company profiles, as well as detailed industry overviews, career overviews, career advice articles, and downloadable career guides. Students and alumni can access Career Insider through the career center channel in the Dickinson Gateway.
O*Net OnLine is another resource developed by the US Department of Labor. It is updated regularly and provides information on specific occupations and job descriptions. It includes details on tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities, job outlook and salary information. Here you can also find suggestions for related careers that use similar skill sets.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a resource developed by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is updated every other year and provides information on job outlook, salaries, working conditions, training, and other career related information for a multitude of professions. We also have a hard copy of the OOH available in our resource library.
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.