Choosing a Career Direction

learn about careers that interest you

We know-easier said than done. Choosing a career direction to pursue can feel impossible, especially if you have a lot of interests.The first step is to learn more about the career fields that interest you. Research your options, and you might discover great careers that you didn't even know existed.

Definitely check out what our alumni are doing and see if some of their paths intrigue you. You can also explore what to do with your major -- these might help you get started!



FIRSTHAND allows you to access valuable content to drive your career forward. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to make a change, we help break down the barriers to taking that next career step—with insider insights, sample cover letters and resumes, and answers to those tough interview questions that will prepare you for interactions with potential employers.

The Career Project

The Career Project is a free online database that includes career profiles for thousands of real careers through the eyes of the people who work them.

Pathway U

PathwayU can help you by providing assessments that will help you think about what is important to you and explore meaningful career paths.

Chegg Internships

Find the right internship for you. You can evaluate your personal preferences and learn more about how to pursue and secure a great internship.

My Colorado Journey

My Colorado Journey has a Career Planning tab for students that includes short surveys to assess your interests and skills and information to learn about what careers really look like.


Glassdoor provides an inside look at jobs and companies. Search millions of job listings and see company salaries, reviews, and inside connections.

Career Cornerstone

The Career Cornerstone Center is designed 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.

Career + Salary

Different industries have different salary expectations and norms. Learn more about the average salaries for jobs and career paths that interest you using the resources below.

Outlook and Salary Information

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