Career Communities

Students schedule advising appointments based on their interest in exploring or pursuing careers in the following career communities. Our career communities are organized by career fields and industries. Instead of asking, “What can I do with a major in              ?”, start by asking “What work environments and job duties interest me?”.  If that sounds scary or overwhelming, let us help! 

Schedule an appointment to meet with a Career Advisor to begin the conversation.

If you are an open major and unsure of your interests, all of our career communities allow for exploration.

If you have multiple interests, you may select more than one career community.


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Arts, Media, &
Entertainment


Do you consider yourself to be creative, expressive, or imaginative? Are you interested in learning about developing public relations campaigns, stage production, or creating museum exhibits? Does is sound like fun to work in a less structured environment with the freedom to voice your originality? Could you see yourself planning art projects or sporting events for others to enjoy?

Careers in this community focus on composing, writing, designing, and performing.


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Business & Entrepreneurship

Do you consider yourself to have strong communication, management, or numerical skills? Are you interested in learning about marketing a product or conducting a financial analysis? Does it sound like fun to try to persuade or influence those around you? Could you see yourself working in a corporate environment collaborating with others to accomplish company goals?

Careers in this community focus on leading people and projects, developing business plans, and preparing accounting records.


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Data & Information
Technology


Do you consider yourself to be a systematic, precise, or efficient person? Are you interested in learning about preparing statistical charts, writing code, or analyzing data? Does it sound like fun to test computer programs and software applications? Could you see yourself working in a constantly changing high-tech environment?

Careers in this community focus on developing computer systems, managing computer networks, and interpreting and presenting data to address industry problems.


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Education

Do you consider yourself to be helpful, patient, or understanding? Are you interested in learning about best methods to reach students or setting curriculum standards? Does is sound like fun to explain ideas and concepts to a classroom of learners? Could you see yourself teaching others to assist with understanding and comprehension?

Careers in this community focus on facilitating learning by guiding and encouraging others.


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Engineering
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Do you consider yourself to have strong problem-solving, mechanical, or mathematical skills? Are you interested in learning about how things operate or turning an idea into a functional creation? Does it sound like fun to examine ways a process, product, or technique can become more efficient? Could you see yourself working to address complex problems within manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, or military operations?

Careers in this community focus on the application of math, science, and technology in order to invent, design, build, and improve.

*Students in the Engineering Career Community are advised by the Engineering Professional Development office located in the Seamans Center


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Environment & Sustainability

Do you consider yourself problem-focused, thoughtful, or eco-friendly? Are you interested in learning about human/environment interactions or conservation efforts that support sustainable living? Does it sound fun to conduct field work outside? Could you see yourself analyzing environmental data through geologic mapping, helping to prevent environmental hazard disasters, or advocating for “going green?”

Careers in this community focus on studying the physical aspects of the earth and applying knowledge to educate and inform on how to protect the environment and human/animal health.


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Health & Wellness

Do you consider yourself to be nurturing, curious, or solution-focused? Are you interested in learning about how the body works and how to keep it healthy? Does it sound like fun to work at a hospital, clinic, laboratory, or recreation center? Could you see yourself working with specific populations, like athletes, children, senior citizens, or animals?

Careers in this community focus on decreasing illness and injury and supporting others to be healthy and wholesome.


Helping & Counseling
Helping & Counseling

Do you consider yourself to be supportive, generous, or empathetic? Are you interested in learning about mental health, criminal probation, or community development? Does it sound like fun to empower others, handle a crisis, or develop resources? Could you see yourself working at a clinic, a community center, a non-profit organization, a church, or starting your own private practice?

Careers in this community focus on understanding people, supporting them through difficult times, and equipping them to grow and thrive.


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Law & Public Service

Do you consider yourself to be ambitious, resilient, or optimistic? Are you interested in learning about developing public policy or addressing issues through governmental initiatives? Does it sound like fun to argue legal issues or lead a civic improvement project? Could you see yourself working for a city, state, or federal agency or non-profit organization?

Careers in this community focus on public affairs, politics, and serving the community.


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Science Research

Do you consider yourself inquisitive, analytical, or insightful? Are you interested in learning about scientific issues or applying technical concepts to solve problems? Does it sound like fun to perform lab experiments or utilize a microscope to examine cells? Could you see yourself investigating scientific principles by collecting and analyzing data?

Careers in this community focus on designing and conducting research to improve products, processes, and ways of living.