Career development is a progression of experiences inside and outside the classroom, enabling students to decide who they are, whom they want to be, and what careers might best suit their needs.

Even though each student is unique, there is a general process for students to help them discover potential career paths that might be practicable once they graduate. The following steps are aimed at clarifying educational major and career goals.

Step 1: Know Yourself
Knowing yourself is the first step in the process. Students identify their values, interests, skills, personality, and goals. Below are some resources to help you to understand better about yourself.

  • It is a 10-minute personality test to understand who you are and why you do things the way you do. Take the quiz here.
  • Understand who you truly are. Take the test here.

  • This personality quiz measures the Big Five personality traits developed by several independent scientific researchers over three or four decades. Take the quiz here.

Step 2:  Exploration
Exploration is the second step. Students are gathering and researching careers to discover potential jobs of interest. Please check these several resources to get more insight about it.

  • Help to find your career options that might be a good fit for your interest. Start your skill matcher here (Career One Stop).

  • This website provides resources for tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 career options. Start your next move here (My Next Move).

  • The resources to understand major profiles with information on typical career paths, types of employers that hire in the field, and strategies to maximize opportunities. Start what you can do with your major here (What Can I Do With This Major).

  • A career guide for students with disabilities. Start your guide here (Affordable Colleges).

Step 3: Experiential  Learning
The third step is optional. Finding a volunteer job is an excellent way to determine and develop students’ skills related to their chosen career path. It also helps the students to build networking and portfolios for their future careers.

Step 4: Find a Job
Finding a job is the last step in the process. It includes preparation for a job interview or completing applications to graduate school. Students should practice for interviews, revise resumes, write cover letters, and build connections.


SCSU uses EJTech as its platform to facilitate and help students to match and get hired for a job in the U.S.—access EJTECHS here.


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