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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.
Career Assessments

A new aptitude and interest assessment is coming to WT! This tool will utilize brain games to assess your aptitudes and interests and help in career exploration! As soon as the license is finalized, information for accessing it will be available here.

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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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 about Designing Your Life by clicking the button below, or watch our Designing Your Life workshop. We have a pre-recorded version and have some scheduled in Handshake as well.
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The Wednesday Way
A Buff's Guide to Career Exploration:

During the long semesters, every first Wednesday at 4:00 PM and third Wednesday at 12:00 PM, and a few times throughout the summer, we offer a workshop on Career Exploration. From how to do an informational interview to an overview of Designing Your Life (a fabulous book by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans), we hope you will leave the workshops feeling more sure about your next steps in your career exploration endeavors. 

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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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