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Find out about careers (job descriptions, salary ranges, outlook, and training requirements). This includes locating information about professions, determining how to evaluate information in relation to oneself, and developing a career plan.

AssessmentTake Career Exploration Quick Quiz
Take the Skills Inventory on Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS) in any one of UMD's computer and web labs and Career Services (Campus Center 21)


KEY: Learning about process
for selecting a career
Doing activities to select a career
Teaching and/or managing career information
Read Career Development: Planning Your Career in the UMD Career Handbook
Explore the resources at the on-line Career, Job & Education Expo (CareerMart)
Attend one or more of the career resource fairs held at UMD
Attend career workshops at UMD
Talk with a faculty advisor and/or student affairs staff about major fields of study
Research careers using Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS) in any one of UMD's computer labs and Career Services
Read books or view videos on careers in UMD's Career Resource Center
Research careers using the Occupational Outlook Handbook on-line. It is easy to perform a keyword search in the searchable index.
Enroll in Psych 3535, Career Awareness and Development an independent study course, designed to assist students with the process of developing career plans. This course is offered through University College. For more information about this course contact Career Services
Interview a professional using developed questions through an Informational Interview
Volunteer in an area of interest through S.E.R.V.E. (Students Engaged in Rewarding Volunteer Experiences)
Use the Career Planning/Competency Model (Bowling Green State University) to explore and gather information to take action in the career planning process
Participate in an internship through UMD Career Services
Find a job in a related field while going to college (see the Student Job Board in Darland Administration Building for the most current listing of UMD jobs)
Conduct research at UMD through the UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program)
Join a student branch of a professional organization
Discuss your career plan with an academic adviser or a career counselor
Do a career search through College Board
Write a career plan
Become a peer career counselor
Make a presentation or write a paper about a professional field you have researched

Keeping a Record
Record results of MCIS
Record a summary of informational interviews
Maintain a record of volunteer activities, internships, and work experiences in your co-curricular transcript
Maintain a record of professional contacts
Record your Career Plan

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