Still Deciding

Career Interest Cluster

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Exploring majors and careers is an important part of the career planning process that includes assessing yourself and gaining experiences to help build confidence in decision-making. Through exploration, you have the opportunity to identify which majors, careers, and cluster areas are of interest to you or a good fit, as well as which ones may not be.

Career Planning Process

Take an Assessment

Explore Career Interest Clusters

Career Roadmap (4-year guide)

Career Planning Guide via Handshake 


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Introducing FOCUS 2

A self-paced career tool designed to help you select the right major, clarify your career goals, and provide you with valuable occupation information. It includes self-assessment quizzes, online research links, career planning, and options to compare multiple careers.

To access FOCUS 2 use the following steps:

  • Go to - http://bit.ly/Focus2Gustavus
  • Select the Blue Register button
  • Enter your information along with the access code: gusties
  • Returning users simply log in with user name and password

 

Contact

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Laura Diaz

Career Development Specialist - Still Deciding

To meet with a Career Development Specialist call 507-933-7575 or email career@gustavus.edu


If you are interested in information about the Still Deciding cluster, choose this cluster in Handshake to receive notifications related to opportunities, events, and more.
Not sure how to select a Career Interest Cluster in Handshake? Click here for a short tutorial.

 

Resources

Explore Careers and Majors

Résumés and Cover Letters

Internships and Job Search

Events

Student Organizations

Professional Organizations

 

Explore Careers and Majors

There are many websites where you can explore careers. Links to start with are listed below. These resources allow you to learn information about careers such as the nature of the work, education required, pay, job outlook, work environment and related occupations. You can also follow companies and organizations related to your career on social media. LinkedIn, facebook, and twitter are good resources for you to learn about companies and keep up on current trends in the career fields you are exploring.

Other Ways to Explore:

 

Résumés and Cover Letters

Résumés

Cover Letters and Professional Communications

References and Letters of Recommendation

 

Internships and Job Search

Search for Internship and Job Opportunities by cluster area

Gustavus semester Academic Internship information and January Career Exploration information

Other resources:

Networking

 

Events

For a complete list of Career Development sponsored events, log in to your Handshake account.

 

Student Organizations 

Involving yourself in student organizations is a way to meet peers, gain leadership skills and learn about careers. Many student organizations are built around career or major interests. For a complete list of Gustavus Student Organizations, go to: gustavus.edu/studentorgs/organizations.

 

Professional Organizations

Professional organizations are a great way to begin networking and explore your career field. Professional organizations often have discounted membership rates for students. These organizations, specific to industry, offer events, job fairs and listservs that can provide information and networking opportunities.

You can also join similar groups on LinkedIn or follow professional organizations on twitter or facebook. Professional organizations on social media offer articles, current industry information, discussions and networking opportunities.


Updated 8/9/2018 LD