Career Management Planning - Pathway USA

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Career Management Planning

Transition to the professional world does not happen after graduation - it starts right now!  Developing lifelong career management plans can help you transition more easily from college to career.  Central to career planning is the development of academic goals and professional skills. At graduation, this concentrated focus on career planning better prepares you to enter the workforce or apply to gradate/professional school.

The following resources can help you begin your journey:


Focus2 is a self-paced, on-line career and educational planning tool that can assist you in making important decisions like choosing an academic major or career.  This on-line assessment is designed to help you discover and explore career options and major areas of study that match your interests, personality, values and skills.

Candid Career

We can all learn from the experiences of others.  Candid Career is the premier provider of thousands of informational video interviews featuring industry professional through an easy to use website.  Their site is dedicated to providing the inside scoop on career as well as advice that will give you an edge in your job search.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect majors to careers.  Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major.  Continue your research on majors and careers through the website provided.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

A resource offering information on hundreds of occupations that provide the overwhelming majority of jobs in the United States.  Each occupational profile describes the duties required by the occupation, the work environment of that occupation, the typical education and training needed to enter the occupation, the median pay for workers in the occupation, and the job outlook into the next 10 years for that occupation.

O*NET OnLine

The O*Net program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors.  The database is continually updated by surveying a broad ranger of workers from each occupation.  Information from this freely available database forms the hears of O*NET OnLine, the interactive application for exploring and searching occupations.  The database also provides the based for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.