Career Exploration / Choosing a Major
God has given you gifts and talents to use for His glory. Career Exploration involves seeking His will and guidance from His Word. The tools listed below are useful as long as you seek His guidance first and always.
Resources specific to Crown College:
- Are you trying to decide on a major or career? CareerOneStop and ISEEK are FREE useful tools for conducting a self assessment. Career Key is another resource (a small fee may apply). Contact Darren Noble, Director of Career Services in E208 or at , 952.446.4352, for more information.
- Choosing a Major at Crown College (PDF)
- What Can I do with this Major? a very comprehensive site to explore majors, careers, and strategies to enter those careers.
- Four Year Career Development Plan: a guide for your time at Crown.
- Informational Interview: a way to explore careers of interest.
Additional Exploration/Assessment Web sites:
- Human Metrics: take a free Jung typology assessment (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) After taking the Assessment, meet with Don Talbert in the Career Services office at Crown to learn how to relate the results to majors/careers.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: a great source for career information. Includes job outlook, education requirements and salary information.
- O*Net: find occupations and how your skills match them.
- ISeek: another great place to explore careers and industries.
- Minnesota Careers: a great tool to explore careers in Minnesota and beyond. Is a partner with ISeek.
- Becomeopedita: How To Become Any Career. Find information about how to become hundreds of careers including education requirements, job descriptions, salary info, and future career paths.
- BrainTrack's Career Guide: evaluate career options and find much more info. about careers. Their "Matching Passions to Careers" section is a great resource.
- Career Exploration from "Find How" web site: a good source to learn about careers in many categories.
- Career One Stop: career assessment, exploration and job search tools. Their Skills Profiler is a great tool.
- Job Shadow: read interviews with people in various careers. A good way to explore career options.
- Art Careers: are you creative, explore your options here.
- Health Care Careers:see the "Choose a career" tab.
- Minnesota IT Careers: Career Exploration, education and jobs.
- Nursing Careers: a very good nursing career exploration site from Nursing Without Borders.
- NAR / CNA Training: sites in MN and throughout the US.