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Career Exploration

The best careers are those with purpose, where you can combine your values, strengths, and skills to impact something you care about. How do you discover your purpose? By exploring — yourself! Identify the things you value and love to do; then, you can find a career to put those values and skills to work.

You can use different strategies to explore your skills and strengths and how you might apply them to a career.

Reflection: Our career journey begins with knowing ourselves. Self-assessment is discovering and prioritizing your motivations, needs, interests, values, and skills. Once you get some insight into yourself, then you have a clear starting point. You only need one for the journey to begin! Need a place to start? Take Career Coach Assessment to learn about yourself and career suggestions based on your interests. Assessments can provide you with personal insights that can be helpful in considering your career and professional development, but they should not be seen as prescriptive or directive.

Research industries online: You can find many job roles across industries. In the Labor Market Insights, you can discover which industries are in demand, have the largest employment, are experiencing declining employment, pay the most, and more. Sharpen your job search or career planning by learning where industry growth and decline are occurring.

Gain Experience: There are various opportunities to explore a job role, industry, or organization. Understanding the day-to-day and experiencing employer culture first-hand is an invaluable way to make more informed decisions.

  1. Complete virtual Experiences
  2. Shadow a professional in the field
  3. Request an informational interview
  4. Apply for a part-time job or internship

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Is Capital Goods a Good Career Path in 2023?

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Is Machine Learning Hard? A Guide To Getting Started

Whenever there’s a mention of machine learning (ML) or artificial intelligence (AI), most people want to know: Is machine learning hard to learn? On the surface, it’s understandable why many people believe it to be a complicated subject to master. 

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Labor Market InsightsIn partnership withLightcast logo

Explore occupations by career categories and pathways and use real time labor market data to power your decision making.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

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Game Industry Career Guide

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