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Career Services Center (CSC)

Career Exploration

Deciding on a career is an important, complex, and serious undertaking. You must consider your interests and talents, abilities, skills, values, life goals and personality. We use the following assessments to assist you:

  • What can I do with this major? Helps you to connect academic majors to careers. Click on a major that is of interest to you and you will see outlines of common career areas, employers  and strategies designed to maximize your career opportunities.
  • Focus 2: Focus 2  is an online career guidance software program to collect information about you and organize it so that it provides the potential for optimum career exploration and planning. The summary of your interests, abilities and values is presented in an integrated manner that allows you to easily understand your results by relating them to the working world.
  • Strong Interest Inventory (SII)This inventory matches an individual's interests with employment opportunities, education and leisure activities.
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)This indicator identifies valuable differences between people. It is a helpful tool for assessing your own personality type. The results are used to assess how your personality type affects your career choice, as well as its impact on your personal development.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Using this resource you can read about the nature of the work, education and training requirements, work environments, salary and ten-year job growth outlook for your desired career.  
  • O*NET: The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. O*NET Online contains information and descriptions of hundreds of occupations.

If you are interested in utilizing any of the above resources and/or if you need further assistance with your career path, please contact us at 718-960-8366.