- Identify your life interests, work values, and skills.
- Research careers of interest, looking for careers that match the interests, values, and skills you identified.
- Create a personal career action plan that includes at least three alternatives.
- Participate in volunteer activities on campus in Morris area. Consult Campus Compact.
- Join campus clubs/organizations in your area of interest.
(Consult Student Activities Office)
- Use classes to explore different possible areas of interest, talk to faculty about careers in their fields. Selection of major is best done by end of sophomore year.
- Build mentor relationships with faculty/staff and upper class students. (Consider Morris Academic Partners and Morris Administrative Intern Programs for junior year)
- Plan for study abroad, undergraduate research opportunities, internships, tutorials, and volunteer experiences.
- Talk to your academic advisor.
- If undecided about your major, participate in "Undecided Majors" workshops.
- Attend Alumni Career Fair in the fall to talk to alums from your major, or who are working in fields you are interested in.
- Seek part-time/summer jobs in area of interest to acquire experience and skills/knowledge.
- Attend UMM Summer Job/Camp Fair in winter.
- Career/personal assessment, i.e.
- Strong Interest Inventory
- Myers-Briggs Type Inventory
- Individual career/personal counseling
(The library has books on careers in different fields, as well as books which give overviews of a variety of careers such as the Guide for Occupational Exploration, Occupational Outlook Handbook, and What Can I Do With a Major In...?)
Student Counseling, 231 Behmler Hall, UMM, 589-6060
- Peer Career Assistants*
- Attend Career Services/organization sponsored workshops and events.
- Watch Weekly Bulletin for notice.
- Talk to career/personal counselor
- Alumni & Career Fair Alumni
- Network Directory
- Internship Directories & summer job listings found in The Career Library.
The Career Services, 110 Briggs Library, UMM, 589-6065