What fields, industries, employers and environments are out there?

Once you have identified preliminary career options, conducting thorough, detailed research will help you compare, choose, and try out your most viable options.

Here are some options for conducting your career research:

  • Spotlight on Careers helps you (contact career center if off campus)
    • Learn about fields, job titles & trends;
    • Get advice from selective liberal arts peers/alumni; and
    • Search for employers, jobs, internships or grad schools
  • Through Carleton’s career exploration/engagement programs, you make contact and try out careers that interest you in short- or long-term, on- or off-campus opportunities
  • The Carleton Alumni Directory
    • Shows you where alums are working and
    • Provides you with access to advice and information through networking
  • The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a guide to career information for hundreds of occupations.
  • O*NET (Occupational Information Network) gives you easy access to the basic info about most occupations
  • Informational Interviewing with alums or friends/family helps develop a multi-dimensional, personal view of possible occupations
  • Print resources about careers in a wide variety of fields are available both in the Career Center and in many academic department offices