Exploring Careers

Goals:

  • Investigate industries and career paths
  • Consider graduate or professional study
  • Learn about the educational and skill requirements of your field(s) of interest


The Mosaic: Your Major and Beyond. From coursework to research and internships, many pieces of your experience help determine the path that’s right for you. Learn more

More to Explore:

Research: Arm Yourself with Information You have many avenues for finding out which careers might meet your criteria.

Handshake Use this online tool to see available jobs and internships, schedule appointments, and more.

Informational Interviewing Online research can answer many questions, but only an insider can give you the real scoop.

Internships: Getting Your Feet Wet There’s nothing like firsthand knowledge, and an internship can help you decide if a field or industry is right for you.

Graduate School Some careers call for advanced degrees or certifications. Learn the ins and outs of choosing a postgraduate academic path.

Recommended Reading List

Cool Careers for Dummies, by Marty Nemko and Paul and Sarah Edwards Panicked Student’s Guide To Choosing a College Major, by Laurence Shatkin VGM Professional Career Series + Opportunities Series, Published by VGM Career Horizons division of NTC Publishing Group (selected volumes available from BU Libraries) Choosing a College Major: How to Chart Your Ideal Path

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