Explore Your Interests

Choosing a career path works best when you understand your own interests and skills, and what’s most important to you.

  • What are you curious about and take time to learn about independently?
  • How do you like to spend your free time?
  • What sorts of activities, including volunteering and paid employment, have you participated in?
  • What natural talents and skills do you most enjoy using?

This page contains information and resources that are designed to help you think more about how you are and potential career paths that may be a fit for you. Take time to think about who you are and what type of work would be meaningful and rewarding to you.

What is Job Shadowing? Definition, Benefits, and How to Set It Up

The job search is exciting because there are so many options for what you can do — but for the same reason, it can also be overwhelming. How can you figure out what you want to do if you don’t know what the job will be like? That’s where job shadowing comes in.

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Career Possibilities: With a Criminal Justice Degree

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice, there are several professions you can consider besides being a police officer. Some of these roles may be less well-known than others, but they can offer valuable and rewarding work.

By Jessy Abramson
Jessy Abramson Career Advisor, Career Services
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Career Advisors Love “What Can I Do With This Major?”: Here’s Why

The Career & Co-op Center has been a long-time subscriber to What Can I Do With This Major? (WCIDWTM) . We’ve in fact used it so long that its use at UML pre-dates any current member of our career and co-op …

By Kerry Willard Bray
Kerry Willard Bray Director, Career Services
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Your Quick Guide Checklist to Finding the Right Job

How to Find the Right Job

Finding the job you want takes many steps and often involves a lot of decision-making. With so many factors to keep track of it can lead to numerous documents and endless running lists which …

By Jessy Abramson
Jessy Abramson Career Advisor, Career Services
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Top 10 glamorous security jobs for students, recent grads, and others early in their careers

When it comes to glamorous careers, security jobs might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, the world of security offers a wide range of exciting opportunities for students, recent graduates, and early-career individuals. These roles often …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Resources

GoinGlobal

GoinGlobal provides jobseekers of all nationalities with tools to fast track their career explorations both at home and abroad, featuring …

FOCUS® 2 CAREER

FOCUS® 2 CAREER is an easy-to-use online career self-assessment system that can help you explore your values, interests, personality, and …

Candid Career

Candid Career provides career planning and career information videos to help students learn about job options, industries and job search …

What Can I Do With This Major?

What Can I Do With This Major? features 100 major profiles with information on common career paths, types of employers …

Informational Interviews

PDF: An informational interview is an interview with someone currently working in a field of interest to you.

MassCIS

MassCIS helps you explore careers and offers career assessments among other information.

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