4 Ways to Explore Careers

4 Ways to Explore Careers

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  • Mar 09, 2018

Exploring careers in a variety of ways helps students identify interests and type of education or training needed. Here are 4 ways to get started.

Consider passions and strengths.

There are countless resources to help connect interests and strengths to potential careers. Start with a fun, 1-minute psychometric color test or get more in-depth with a careers assessment or a quiz to determine possible college majors.

Research career options.

Get more in-depth career information and the education needed at Oregon CIS (school subscription required), BigFuture, Learn How To Become, or Career One Stop.

Hear from professionals.

Take advantage of guest speakers, career fairs and videos to hear from professionals in industries you're interested in. Use your family, friends and the community to network and make connections. Ask about their educational journey and what advice they have for breaking into your career field.

Try it out.

Volunteer, seek out an internship, or ask if you can job shadow with a local business to get hands-on experience and understanding of a particular career. Talk to a counselor or teacher at your school for help.