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Career Exploration
When it comes to careers, it's not always as easy as picking a major, graduating college, and then starting a job in that field. First you have to actually pick the major, and then you need to know if there are career prospects that are what you want to do. And it's not as easy as picking this major means you'll get this job. Sometimes things change. Because of that, we want to offer you resources that can not only help you pick a major that is right for you, but also help you find a career that you love.
YouScience
YouScience is the science of YOU – how your mind is wired, what makes you tick, the skills and knowledge that set you apart. You have talent and there’s a path that’s right for you – we can help you find it. 
We are so excited to announce that we have YouScience as our career assessment tool! This is a brain-game based aptitudes and interests assessment that can help you better understand yourself, what you are naturally good at and what interests you. This can help you in choosing a major or career path, it can help in filling out job applications that ask more about you, and more! 
YouScience is different than our previous tool, as each student has their own code. All current WT students have received an invitation to take it in their Buff email. If you cannot find it in your email, please reach out to our office for your unique access code.
If you previously utilized MyPlan, our former assessment tool, you can still access your results by logging in with the account information you used before. https://wtamu.myplan.com/
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Having Career Conversations:
Informational Interviewing

Even with the vast amount of information on the internet, it is still lacking in many things. For example, personal relationships and connections to the hidden job market. Because of that, informational interviewing is a great tool to utilize when you are wanting to get to know a potential career better, learn more about people who are currently in those careers, as well as build relationships and rapport with them. Because of the nature of informational interviewing, we've provided some steps to take when trying to get one set up, as well as how to conduct yourself and the interview itself. 

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Career Exploration Workshops

We offer several Career Exploration Workshops to help guide you throughout the process. Whether you've decided or declared a major, these can be full of resources that can help you on your path toward designing a life you love. Learn how to Explore You(Science), Design Your Life, and conduct an Informational Interview in each of these workshops. View the schedule and register below, or visit our YouTube Channel for the recorded versions.

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Designing Your Life
Whether you are an incoming freshman trying to decide your major, a graduating senior ready to start the job search (but may be you are unsure of where) or an alum looking for a career path change, Designing Your Life is a great process to help you make positive movements in your life to help you be where you want to be (but don't should on yourself and think it will help you get where you "should" be.) Read more Check out our Designing Your Life workshop. We have a pre-recorded version and have some scheduled in Handshake as well.
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Job Shadowing

Job shadowing is a wonderful opportunity for career exploration, professional development, and networking. Career and Professional Development is the bridge between students and employers and we hope to help connect you to the right employer for a great job shadow experience. By doing a job shadow, students have the opportunity to greatly increase confidence when selecting a major, career path, or industry. It allows the opportunity to see first-hand what it takes to do that position, what that position experiences day-to-day and it expands your network. If you are interested in participating in a job shadow experience, contact our office at 806.651.2345 or stop by Classroom Center 113 so we can see how we can help you.

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What Can I Do With This Major?

Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help. Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research through the websites provided.

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Choosing a Major

Choosing a major is no easy feat, which is why we provide resources to help you. It's more than just checking a box then taking some courses, it is about planning your career and designing your life. Check out a step by step process here to help you start that journey. 

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Career Tools and Resources

Find more information about tools to research career fields, what is career coaching, find the answers to frequently asked questions about career coaching, and career resource links, along with additional information on assessments here.

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