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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

Introducing Springboard’s Career Assessment Test

Exciting news, everyone! We’ve been hard at work for these past few months on a little project that we hope will make a big impact on our students, both past and present. The Career Assessment Test is a free, 15-minute …

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Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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Career assessments: Valuable at all stages of one’s career

Completing a career assessment can help job seekers at all stages of their career.

A career assessment is a great way for college students to learn more about the type of career they could pursue, based on their personality, interests, …

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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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What Is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)?

A chartered financial analyst (CFA) is a certification offered by the CFA Institute and a title for those who have earned this certification. Getting a CFA charter requires several exams and can be difficult. However, the CFA designation is highly …

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Labor Market InsightsIn partnership withLightcast logo

Find Career Data with Job Market Insights
- Salary Data
- Emplpoyment trends
- Top Employers
- Skills & competencies
1. search keywords- search using keywords such as skills or job title
2. filter- filter by industry and occupation
Make informed career decisions with live employment data.

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.)

Resources

Career Coach

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Hire Heroes USA

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Stars Jobs: Find a high-demand job in Louisiana

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