Career Exploration

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Career Development and Planning

  • Focus 2- FOCUS 2 is a self-guided career, major and education planning system designed to guide you through the steps of the career planning process.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook — provides career information available from the US Dept. of Labor
  • O*NET — Occupational Information Network; can use to find occupations using key words or use a list of your skills to find matching occupations
  • Career One Stop: Pathways to Career Success — Provides tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Your pathway to career success. Also provides links to employment statistics by state. Sponsored by the US Department of Labor
  • Michigan Labor Market Information — Prepares employment forecasts by occupational groups. This is a great way explore the demand in the work force and wage information
  • GRCC Degree Programs — A list of 2-year occupational programs available at GRCC
  • Vocational Information Center — Explore vocational and technical careers; includes links to career descriptions, educational sites, directories, associations, and more
  • NACADA Clearing House — an organization that has identified several university websites with career resources
  • What can I do with a major in?  — learn about careers available for different majors
  • What can I do with a major in? from University of North Carolina at Wilmington — learn about careers available for different majors
  • PayScale's Guide to Early Career Success — this guide will teach you how to find a job that aligns with your strengths and passions