Choosing a career direction can be just as challenging as narrowing down your academic major. Just as you did then, self-assessment and reflection are key to this process. By learning more about your skills, interests and strengths, you will begin to understand what roles you will perform well and the industries in which you will be most content.
Regardless of your major, the skills you gain at Colorado College allow you to pursue a wide range of career opportunities. The first step in thinking about your future career options is to learn more about the career fields that interest you. Learning and researching your career options is crucial as you decide on your future plans.
Start with a variety of resources to learn more about the industries and jobs you are considering.
Spotlight on Careers is a featured LACN consortium resource (Contact the Career Center for password)
Explore a range of careers that often appeal to liberal arts students including trends, advice from alumni and specific industry resources.
CareerBeam offers insight into your personality type, interests, and work values, as well as links to many research sources. Call the Career Center if you have questions or would like to talk with someone further about your results or what you learned.
(Create a new account by using your CC email address to access your personal profile)
Get the inside scoop on industries, careers, and professions on over 400 career fields. See how Vault ranks companies in your favorite industries and download helpful career guides to learn more about careers that interest you!
Using this quick and easy assessment tool, you can evaluate your personal preferences and learn more about how to pursue and secure the right internship for your interests.
Under the Career Planning tab, you will find short surveys to assess your interests and skills in a variety of areas as well as information to learn about what careers really look like.
Research thousands of real careers through the eyes of the people who work them.
An inside look at jobs and companies. Search millions of job listings and see company salaries, reviews, and inside connections for any company…
Connects you to advice and people who can help you achieve your career goals
Cornerstone Center Resource for anyone interested in exploring career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and healthcare. Browse interviews with hundreds of professionals who offer candid insight into their own diverse careers.
Industry specific career channels with a wealth of information tailored to your career goals. Select a career channel to research industry information, search jobs and build your portfolio.
A chance to connect majors with careers. Find an outline of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.
What to learn more about specific careers?
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
- O*Net Online
- What income can I expect to make? Check out Salary.com or PayScale.com
If you need more help…
The Career Center also offers individual appointments if you need additional support throughout your career decision-making process. Call to schedule an appointment.