Career planning is an organized, individual process revolving around the world of work and its relationship to your academic and personal goals. The counselors in Career and Employment Services are available to meet with you individually to help with planning and pursuing your career goals.
To help guide you through this process, we have designed a unique 5-stage career development model – ExploreU – that will help you Explore…
…Your Potential: Learn more about yourself – your interests, values, skills, and abilities – via these self-assessment tools SDS & Focus 2.
…Your Possibilities: Investigate the ‘world of work’ – potential occupations and careers.
…Through Performance: Gain practical experience and develop necessary skills.
…Paths to your Future: Create a strategy to help you search for jobs and/or graduate schools.
…Always: Continue to build and develop your career network.
We invite you to visit the ExploreU site where you can track your personal progress. We encourage you make an appointment with one of our counselors to discuss an individualized plan to meet your career goals. It’s never too early or too late to begin planning your career!
Helpful Career Planning Resources and Links:
Some majors are obvious matches to careers; many majors, especially in the ‘liberal arts’ offer a wider range of options. These following resources provide information about the variety of career options for La Salle majors and minors.
- Explorers Guide – your guide to La Salle majors and minors, listing career options, department contacts, related student organizations, skills, and internship/co-op info.
- What Can I Do With This Major? – Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. (permission provided by University of Tennesee)
You will find even more details about specific occupations, career fields, and industries through these resources:
Occupational Outlook Handbook – the Nation′s premier source for career information! (US Dept. of Labor, BLS)
The O*NET program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors.
You will find additional links listed by majors and industries on our Career/Job Search Links page.