Let's talk a little about career planning! Why is it importantω How do you get startedω First of all, have you ever tried to answer the question: "What will you do when you grow upω" Do you know what you like to do but don't know how that would connect to college or a careerω The information and links below can help you get started!!
Take the Do What You Are interest inventory by clicking on the link below.
Enter your User Name (usually your Maine South email address) and the Password you selected. If you forget your password, you can reset it your self.
Go to the Careers Tab, and locate "What Are My Interestsω" to complete the Do What You Are interest inventory.
At this site you can explore career and education options, create a plan for your future, and most importantly, have an answer to these important questions in life!!
Completing an interest inventory can help you evaluate your strengths and weakness, and can help you determine what your areas of interest are. More importantly, the results of an interest inventory can take these areas of interest and connect it to college majors as well as to the careers that fit your interests.
What's Next Illinois! is an interactive, one-stop home base through which students can research colleges, careers, complete test prep, and learn how you can finance your college education! Follow the instructions to create an account and you're on your way! There is even a site especially for parents!
Access the Occupational Outlook Handbook
at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics site to research job outlook, salary, working conditions, and the education required for careers you are interested in: www.bls.gov
> Click on Publications > Click on Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Click on the videos below for quick tips to help you land a job!!!
What's your favorite subject? Find out what you can do with it!!
EXPLORE MAJORS AND RELATED CAREERS
Click on these helpful links from Ferris State University (MI) and Northern Illinois University for answers to the popular question: "WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN ______________________________?" and explore your career options!!
Do you know what to major in the futureω
Public Service Careers
This site provides information on education and careers in the new public sector-government, nonprofits, nongovernmental organization, consulting, contracting, and academia. For more information, visit www.publicservicecareers.org
This site provides information by the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Center to teach people about education and career opportunities in American Sign Lanquage interpreting. For more information visit www.discoverinterpreting.com
This site provieds an overview of more than 50 careers in genomics-including bioinformaticians, biomedical engineers, clinical cytogeneticists, environmental geneticist, forensic investigators, genetic counselors, genetic engineers, genetic nurses, nanotechnologists, and reproductive veterinarians. For more information visit www information visit www.genome.gov/GenomicCareers
Chemical Engineers in Action
This site provides information about the field of chemical engineering. Chemical engineers do work that affects nearly every aspect of our lives. They help develop processes that protect our water, develop new sterilization techniques that protect people from food-borne illnesses, and play an important role in the energy industry. For more information visit www.chemicalengineering.org
Trying to decide on a career? Looking for another college search site?
Check out this site for a variety of career exploration tools to help you on your way.
Click on "ICRN" (Illinois Career Resource Network" and then "CIS" (Career Information System)
Scroll down the page and find the option of "School Sort"under Education & Training
Enter the criteria such as major, degree, and locationthat is important to you!
Click on "Get My Results" to get a list of schools that meet your criteria.