Career Planning

Career exploration helps you decide what you want to do with your career and equips you with the tools to manage your life-long career development. It is a learning process that involves asking questions and investigating options. It is designed to help you gather information and make informed choices.

It is never too early to begin your career exploration, and you can always revisit the process as you refine your interests and explore new options. The Career Advancement team is dedicated to supporting you in your career planning process. Make an appointment to come in and see us!

In addition to one-on-one advising, Career Advancement has a number of resources to help you with career planning:


Everyone’s career path varies, but these documents will give you a general idea of the professional development steps you should take during your time at the University.

Self-Assessment and Skill Identification

Not sure what career field is right for you or what you’re qualified to do? Take a look at this handouts.

Investigating Career Fields

Before you invest a significant amount of time in a job or internship opportunity, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the field and find out whether it interests you and serves your professional goals.

Please also take a look at Career Advancement's job search resources page and the resume and interview toolkit.