Career & Industry Research
Career and industry research is a vital part of exploring prospective career paths. This information can provide you with a sense of the industry standards, trends, and the major employers in a field, as well as helping you to prepare for interviews. The links below offer websites for research, as well as some additional ways to explore potential areas of interest.
Descriptions of Careers:
- O*NET - provides comprehensive occupational descriptions and data
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - search hundreds of different types of jobs and learn the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job and working conditions
- Wet Feet – provides industry and career profiles, as well as a searchable database for employer research
- Iseek - Minnesota's career, education and job resource
- Spotlight on Careers - a Liberal Arts Career NetWORK (LACN) sponsored site for career advice
For off-campus use: Name = lacn, Password = 20Lacn13
- Career Stories - job descriptions and advice from hundreds of people working in real jobs
Other "Exploring" Resources:
- Search the Online Alumni Directory to see what other alums are doing
- Job Shadowing
- Informational Interviewing
- Get an internship
- Get a part-time or summer job in your interest area.
- Volunteer in some occupational interest area.