Career Exploration & Development

A critical part of career progression is reflection so that you can take any necessary action steps to maintain, change, or grow your career engagement.   This is true whether you are a fresh graduate, seasoned professional, career changer, reentering the workforce or simply doing a career check-in.

The tools below can help jumpstart your personal reflection. Remember you are welcome to schedule an appointment with a career counselor for a 30- or 60-minute session.


Interests: STRONG and MBTI assessments are available, please schedule an appointment to speak about these options. Alternatively, access and complete FOCUS on your own anytime. 

FOCUS Interest Quiz

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Skills: What are you core strengths? What could you work on improving?

Skills Evaluation

Values: Life and work values play a large role in job satisfaction. Can you identify yours?

Values Activity

Career Exploration

Take a deeper dive into careers. Find answers about work environments, salary, job outlook, and more.

O*Net Online

Occupational Outlook Handbooks


Career Summary Activity

Power of Connection

Networking can help you better understand career options while growing your career connectors. Check out the networking tab for more tips.

Find out what your fellow Golden Rams have done after graduation and how they define success.

Career Outcomes

Growing Experience

New Professionals: Ideally your undergraduate journey involved some level of experiential learning. However, it does not have to stop now that you are finished your education. Post-graduate internships, freelance work, volunteering, and other methods show employers your drive to continue to grow.

Advanced Professionals: Continued learning and skill development is what keeps you prepared for your next career move. Look for ways to challenge yourself in your current role or grow outside of your present position. Taking more leadership roles, involving in massive open online classes, involvement in professional organizations, and community engagement are just some ways to stay fresh and grow.