The following websites will help you to find more information on different careers and what you will need in order to be successful in the field of your choice.
- Student Engagement and Career Development
This is a comprehensive site that serves all current U of A students as well as alumni, employers seeking U of A graduates, faculty, staff, and parents. On this site you will find links to upcoming career fairs, events, on-campus job availability, interview coaching, résumé critiquing, career counseling and more! This website is just the beginning of the help The U of A has to offer for finding your perfect career. We also encourage everyone to stop by Career Services in person to see what it is all about! They are located on the 4th floor of the Student Union Memorial Center in Room 411.
- The Career Key Website
The Career Key Website utilizes Holland’s theory to help you learn about your personality and match it with a career area. In addition, you can learn about how to conduct an informational interview, tips on how to strengthen your marketable skills and the wages and skill sets needed for specific occupations amongst many other things.
- Occupational Information Network
You can search different occupations by sorting by your Interests, Skills, Abilities and Knowledge. You can also search by typing in a certain job category or by looking at industries in which are experiencing high growth.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
This site allows for you to search the career you are thinking of pursuing and find out the level of education and training that you would need to have, how much you can expect to earn on average, where the career is headed, what you would be doing on the job and the conditions in which you would be working. It also gives you job searching tips and information about the job market in each state. This is an excellent tool!