Career Planning & Exploration
Career Planning Process
The career planning process consists of three steps:
- Self assesment and information gathering - check out this free and interesting resource for you to do just that, self assess: Focus 2
- Career Exploration - check out this wonderful resource to research different jobs: Career Insider
- Job Placement
Refer to the Four-year College to Career Planning Timetable to help guide you through the process.
Schedule your individual Career Advising Appointment with Mariah Green in the Academic Resource Center
Visit Western State Colorado University's Academic Programs to explore majors that relate to your interests, values, and skills
|Additional Websites & Resources|
Focus 2 - is a web-based, personalized career and education planning system. After assessing your personal attributes, the system searches its career and occupational information database to identify and analyze occupations and career paths that match your personal characteristics.
Career Insider Online Career & Internship Library- The insider career network for industry and employer information.
|College In Colorado - set up an account and click on "Career Planning". This is an excellent resource!||Career One Stop|
|Holland Codes - Take this quick assessment to discover your values and how they relate to specific positions.||Career Key|
|Occupational Outlook Handbook||Salary Expert -SalaryExpert.com is a leading provider of online compensation data, serving both individual employees and HR/Compensation professionals.|
|JobWeb Career Exploration||AboutJobs -A network of jobs for students, recent graduates, expatriates and adventure seekers. Links to Summer Jobs, Overseas Jobs, Resort Jobs, and Internships.|
|True Colors||Career Journal-Useful career information of management majors provided by The Wall Street Journal.|
|Career Link||The Chronicle - Career Network from The Chronicle of Higher Education.|
|Keirsey Temperament Sorter||Job Profiles - A career exploration web site where students can learn about different occupations from experienced workers in the various professions. Find out about rewarding and stressful parts of the job; basic skills requirements; advice on how to enter the field and future trends. New profiles are added daily!|
|Coach Compass||Majors/Degrees - Need some help understanding what career opportunities you will have with various majors? This website provides a multitude of career options based off a variety of majors.|
|MazeMaster||Women For Hire - is devoted to a comprehensive array of recruitment services for women, they offer career expos,inspiring speeches and seminars, a career-focused magazine, customized marketing programs, and an online job board that help leading employers connect with professional women in all fields.|
|Career Perfect||Career Bliss - is a career resource website with over a half a million company reviews, 7.2 million salary research data points, and 3 million job listings.|