Explore and Research Online:
- Career One Stop
- Industry-Specific Career Communities
- MyPlan Career Information– Take assessments to better understand your personality type, interests, skills, and values. Create your individual account, and when prompted, enter license code 99ZR62JC to take assessments at no charge.
- The Muse
- The Occupational Outlook Handbook
- O*Net OnLine
- Paths in Progress – listen to professionals who ended up doing something that is a different pathway than what they majored in.
- What Can I Do With This Major?
- Zippia – Explore jobs, majors, and cities.
Talk to professionals who work in careers and industries that you want to learn more about:
A good first step is to schedule informational interviews with people who are working in the field(s) you are considering. This is a great way to gather more in-depth information and to see if this career interests you. You already have people in your network that you can utilize now including professors, mentors, family members, friends, and Elon alumni. However, you need to be prepared for these conversations by conducting some preliminary research and outlining your questions in advance to get the most out of these interactions. It is never too early to start having these conversations, as you may learn new information that will shape the remaining time at Elon. This is one of the best ways explore career fields – by learning from others who have been there. This is an essential step in the professional discovery journey.
LinkedIn is a great resource for connecting with alumni and other professionals working in industries that interest you.
Different types of student loans and available repayment options: