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.

Courses for career exploration and finding a job? Yes, we’ve got those!

The UMass Lowell Career & Co-op Center is committed to helping students find rewarding careers. To that end, we developed and were approved to offer a sequence of career development courses for undergraduate students. These courses provide students with a …

By Kerry Willard Bray
Kerry Willard Bray Director, Career Services
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Is Health Care a Good Career Path?

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the vital role that health care workers play and highlighted the industry’s ongoing labor shortage. In fact, the pandemic aggravated the labor crunch, as millions of workers — nearly one in five — left the health care …

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Forage Roundtable: Overcoming Anxiety and Imposter Syndrome

Students and young professionals face a great deal of anxiety when it comes to choosing a career path. “What do you want to be?” and “What do you want to do after you graduate?” are questions that plague the typical …

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Top 10 glamorous finance jobs for students, recent grads, and others early in their careers

The world of finance offers a spectrum of careers that go beyond traditional banking and accounting roles. For students, recent graduates, and those early in their careers, certain finance jobs stand out for their glamour, offering a mix of high …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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A Day in the Life: Graphic Designer/Art Director

Vault Day in the Life: Ishan Khosla
Designation: Art Director, Owner
Company Name: Ishan Khosla Design
Age: 32

Education:

I did my B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Washington, Seattle. Although it was a science program, being in …

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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.

Contact & Location

Phone
978-934-2355
Address

University Crossing, Suite 450
220 Pawtucket Street
Lowell, MA 01854-5148

O'Leary Library, Room 105
61 Wilder Street
Lowell, MA 01854-5148

Appointment Hours

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Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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