Career Development Center

Exploring Options

After assessing your interests, values and skills, there are many different ways to explore career options that relate well to you. These include:

  • Career-related books, journals, periodicals and videos
  • Professional association websites and online resources
  • Informational interviews with alumni and other career professionals

Evergreen’s multidisciplinary programs and self-designed degrees also give you a huge advantage over students at other colleges and universities. Rather than having to take required courses as pre-requisites for a particular major, you can choose programs that allow you to explore subjects and disciplines of interest to you, and seek internships and other applied learning opportunities related to your interests.

Some helpful online career exploration resources include:

WOIS/The Career Information System (see sidebar at upper right)

Occupational Outlook Handbook

O*Net OnLine

Job boards are also good places to explore the types of qualifications and experience employers are seeking to fill their particular positions.

You are also encouraged to visit the Career Development Center, which offers a Career Resource Library and experienced career counseling specialists to help you expand your awareness of future career options.