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Exploring Majors and Careers

Self-exploration is a necessary component of choosing the major that best fits your interests, abilities, and values. For many majors, a variety of careers are at your disposal it just depends on where you want to take it! Once you decide on a potential career to explore, research the nature of the work and the industry through the Web, print resources (such as newspapers, magazines and journals), and informational interviewing. Below are helpful links to assist you with this process.

If you are a Penn State student or alumnus who needs assistance with any career-related issue, please call the Advising and Career Center at 717-771-4053 to schedule an appointment.

MyPlan

- A free online career planning tool
- Call the Advising and Career Center for an appointment to see if this tool is appropriate for you  


Career Planning

The Career Key (an online career assessment tool)
What Can I Do With a Major In?
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Occupational Information Network
America's Career InfoNet
roadtripnation
York Hospital Student Shadowing Program
CN ED 100: Effective Career Decision Making (a 3.0 credit course offered every Spring semester)

Job/Internship Resources

Job and Internship Fair Information
Highlighted Local Internship Sites
Nittany Lion Recruiting
www.womenworking.com
Résumés
Cover Letters
Penn State Career Web sites
Local, Regional, and State Web sites
Employment and All-Purpose Web sites

To receive more personalized assistance with your internship or job search, make an appointment with a career counselor. To schedule an appointment, call 717-771-4053.

Graduate and Professional School

MyPlan

- A free online career planning too for Penn State students and alumni
- Contains a graduate school planning component
- Call the Advising and Career Center for an appointment to see if this tool is appropriate for you  


Peterson's Guide to Graduate Schools
Graduate and Professional School Profiles
Graduate School at Penn State
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Information
Graduate Management Admissions Council
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
Pre-Medicine and Health Professions Information
Medical School Application Process
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
Law School Resources
Law School Admission Council (includes information about the LSAT admission test)

A career counselor can critique your graduate/professional school application. Please make an appointment by calling 717-771-4053.

Job Posting/Company Verification Disclaimer

Read the full disclaimer which describes the shared responsibility among Penn State Career Services (including University Park and Commonwealth Campus career offices) and internship/job seekers in researching and identifying potential concerns about the legitimacy of employers and their respective postings.


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